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Utility Pipe-Fitter / Welder

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Facilities Management

Posting Number: req18333

Department: Facilities Mgmt-Utilities

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Facilities Management is looking to fill our open Utility Piping Specialist for our Central Plants. The ideal candidate will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to help our department maintain the piping systems that are essential to the effective operations of a University. The qualified candidate will install, repair, and maintain plumbing systems, including performing complex and precision work related to utility piping systems.

This position performs precision welding techniques in the design, layout, fabrication joining, and repair of metals, piping, and pressure vessels, consistent with journey level skills. We are looking for a qualified candidate who can work as part of a team or independently, who has the necessary background to troubleshoot and repair on site, and who can effectively identify both problems and solutions. This position requires the candidate to work, at times, in dirty and confined spaces.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Install, repair, and maintain chilled water, steam and
    condensate return, water, gas, sewers, and other piping systems as related to
    the production and distribution of utilities.
  • Inspect joints, valves, pumps, boilers, and other utility
    mechanical system components to locate malfunctions, repair, or replace as
  • Design, fabricate, join, and/or repair equipment, piping, and
    various types of metals and structures using oxygen-acetylene, electric arc,
    MIG and TIG welding techniques.
  • Study plans, drawings, specifications, and work orders to
    determine work requirements and sequence of repairs or replacement as required.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position requires the candidate to work, at times, in dirty and confined spaces.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Journeyman level position. Completion of a high school
    education or an equivalent combination of apprenticeship program, technical
    training and/or experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Experience in mechanical operation of equipment such as
    pumps, boilers, cooling towers, and chillers.
  • Experience in welding techniques, tools, and equipment.
  • Experience in tools, equipment, and materials common to the
    plumbing and welding trades.
  • Experience in applicable codes.
  • Experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of
    plumbing and utility piping systems.
  • Experience in the design, fabrication, joining and repair of
    metals, piping, equipment, and structures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS B2.1 SMAW 6G Pipe Welding Certification.
  • Experience in Soldering and Brazing applications.
  • Experience in Pipefitting and Rigging applications.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $25.50 - $31.88 DOE

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Plant Operations

Job Function

Facil, Grounds, & Infra

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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