Utility Pipe-Fitter / Welder
Posting Number: req18333
Department: Facilities Mgmt-Utilities
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
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.
- This position requires the candidate to work, at times, in dirty and confined spaces.
- 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.
- AWS B2.1 SMAW 6G Pipe Welding Certification.
- Experience in Soldering and Brazing applications.
- Experience in Pipefitting and Rigging applications.
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
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
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