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Plumbing Trades Specialist I- Facilities and Services

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Facilities Management


West Virginia University Division of Facilities & Servicesis currently accepting applications for a Plumbing Trades Specialist I.Under the supervision of the Plumbing Shop Manager and Lead II Pipefitter, this position performs journeyman level pipefitting, steam fitting, maintenance, installation, and repair work as outlined by University guidelines. Shall provide guidance to staff as assigned.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 15 annual leave (vacation) days per year or more based on years of service (employee leave)
  • 18 sick days per year

    (for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
  • Wellness programs

PAY GRADE - 13.WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes related experience and education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.

What you'll do:

  • Developrequisitions for parts, supplies, etc. from Warehouse and vendors, ensuring timely delivery and sequencing. Performmaintenance duties as assigned.
  • Maintainand utilizepersonal protective equipment when performing work or entering hazardous areas.
  • Shall interpret blueprints and specifications; shall requisition parts, materials, and supplies from Warehouse for jobs as assigned; shall draw line drawings as required. Will also be responsible for tools and equipment used in the performance of duties. Shall leave work areas in a neat and orderly manner. Job duties are not to be considered so specific as to exclude any work which may cross tasks or other assigned duties.
  • Install, maintain, repair, and overhaulsteam distribution systems up to 250 PSI consisting of steam traps, pressure relief valves, condensate returns, expansion joints, steam rated valves, and pressure regulating valves. Also maintainand repaircoils and heat exchangers associated with the steam system.
  • Install, maintain, and repairlavatory sinks, water closets, fire hydrants, sprinkler systems, domestic water, distilled water systems, sewage systems, and deionized water systems. This will include such fixtures as hot water tanks, water coolers, water filters, ice machines, dish machines, water treatment systems for cooling and heating water, training room equipment.
  • Repair, maintain, and installhigh and low pressure gas systems such as compressed air, natural gas, nitrogen, oxygen, and gas fire extinguishing systems. Repair, maintain, and installvacuum systems for mechanical and laboratory use.
  • Shall remove non-asbestos insulation and lagging material from piping systems to ensure that proper diagnosis and repairs can be made. Shall also remove material in a manner that it may be reused is possible.
  • May be required to move, load, and carry all materials and equipment necessary to complete all phases of assigned maintenance and construction projects. May be required to assist in the effort of moving any existing conditions which interfere with the flow of the project. When project is completed, work site must be left in a clean and orderly fashion. Must be able to respond during off hours to cover emergency situations.


Broad trade knowledge or specific technical education received from a formal apprentice or vocational training program of up to 18 months beyond high school in the piping or steam-fitting field.

Two to Three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of piping and/or steam distribution systems

Ability to maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.

Ability to maintain average or above work standards.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to sketch line drawings.

Ability to work on scaffolds and ladders at various heights.

Knowledge of usage of metric system pertaining to unit.

Understanding of occupational health and safety standards and procedures.

Familiarity with basic principles in the areas of blueprint reading, general mathematics, applied chemistry, and physics.


Valid Driver's License.

Journeyman pipefitter or steamfitter certification preferred

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: Aug 2, 2022

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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