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Plumber (Extended Temporary Employment)

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

Posting Number: req11797

Department: Residential Facilities

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Housing & Residential Life (Housing), a self-funded auxiliary housed in the Student Affairs division of the University of Arizona, operates 23 dorms and a graduate apartment complex that house over 7,000 students annually on the University of Arizona Main Campus.

Our Mission: Helping Students Build a Foundation for Success

Our Core Values:

*Excellence -Excellence is performing at an extraordinary level and exceeding expectations

*Respect - Respect is treating others courteously and professionally in all situations; valuing and honoring diversity in others; being honest, direct, and courteous in all communications and loyal to all, including those not present

*Integrity - Integrity is doing the right thing, being honest with oneself and others, being authentic, and being transparent in intent

*Caring - Caring is being welcoming, kind, compassionate, and willing to help others; showing concern for a person's needs; listening more and talking less


The Plumber position, reporting to the Shop Superintendent, performs professional plumbing maintenance, repairs and related activities in the student dorms. Assignments will include heat, water, gas, drainage, sewage and other plumbing systems.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.

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


  • Inspects joints, valves, pumps, boilers, heaters, sinks, commodes, tanks, and other plumbing system components to locate malfunctions; repair or replace as necessary
  • Operates, including but not limited to, reamers, sewer tapes, snakes and other plumbing equipment and hand tools
  • Re-pipe building domestic water systems and sewer waste systems
  • Maintains material inventory of equipment
  • Performs periodic planned maintenance work as required including but not limited to exercising valves, rebuilding fixtures, cleaning drinking fountains and snaking sewers
  • Assembles, installs, repairs and maintains heat, fan coil, water, gas, drainage, sewage and other plumbing systems per applicable codes
  • Utilizes various documents, drawings, specifications and codes to determine proper sequencing of repairs and/or installations per applicable codes
  • Performs facility inspections, documents work request activity and related requirements
  • Participates in Housing Emergency On-Call Program
  • Tests and repairs Fire Sprinkler systems
  • Test 5 year annual dry standpipe system
  • Tests and repairs Backflow Assemblies
  • Maintains plumbing material inventory
  • Performs related duties assigned or required to meet Housing & Residential Life and University

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Journeyman level position. Completion of a high school education or an equivalent combination of apprenticeship program, technical training and/or experience.
  • This position requires driving University vehicles and golf carts and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six years of commercial/industrial plumbing experience; OR,
  • Completion of a four year federally approved technical training program in plumbing.
  • Journeyman Plumber license
  • Certified backflow tester

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $20.50 - $21.00 DOE

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Skilled Crafts & Trades

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

Expected End Date: 9/22/2024

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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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