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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 7, 2023
Responsibilities include the installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of plumbing systems, fittings, fixtures, on-campus buildings, and facilities which are performed by University skilled craft employees in projects requiring the highly specialized skills of the plumbing craft.
Plumbing work includes understanding and planning the methods and procedures required to complete installation and repair work on campus piping systems, including utilities underground, and in high-rise buildings.
Prepare isometric drawings in detail showing measurements and materials with information obtained from blueprints and verbal instructions.
Fabricate a wide variety of campus piping systems and related components.
Install and repair Campus utilities and academic research systems as follows, but not limited to: gas lines, heating systems, sewer systems, vent systems, acid-waste systems, water lines, backflow prevention systems, fire systems, and other components.
Consult lead/supervisor/or project superintendents who administer requirements and standards for modification projects.
Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments.
Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner.
Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods, and task sequences.
Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.
Obtain materials and equipment.
Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines.
Attend job-related and safety training as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must have four years apprenticeship or equivalent work experience and demonstrate three years journeyman experience in craft-related trade.
Skill and ability to operate pipe machines, drills, sewer cleaning equipment, grinders, and other hand and/or power tools needed to perform skilled-related job tasks.
Skill to select and utilize correct tools, techniques, and methods for handling specific piping projects by applying thorough knowledge of codes and the skills of a craftsperson.
Demonstrated ability to join dissimilar metals using the proper methods, techniques, and materials.
Ability to work in confined spaces (sewers, manholes, crawlspaces, and under floors) and to gain access to areas that normally require stairs and ladders to perform job tasks.
Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to interact in a positive manner with the campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multicultural environment.
Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements; able to work and support shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others.
Ability to read information from equipment manufacturers' manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state, and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform.
Knowledge of relevant building codes and regulations.
Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner.
Must be able to adhere to Facilities Services work rules and Code of Conduct.
Must be available to respond during emergencies, work on-call, rotating swing shifts, and holidays.
The employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
Four-year apprenticeship or equivalent training/experience.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $64.80 (step 1.0).
This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.