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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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 necessary.
- 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.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of the mechanical operation of equipment such as pumps, boilers, cooling towers and chillers.
- Knowledge of welding techniques, tools and equipment.
- Knowledge of the tools, equipment and materials common to the plumbing and welding trades.
- Knowledge of applicable codes.
- Skill in the installation, repair, and maintenance of plumbing and utility piping systems.
- Skill in the design, fabrication, joining and repair of metals, piping, equipment and structures.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
- Two years of licensed driving experience.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications:
American Society of Mechanical engineers (ASME), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), or Military Standards (MIL)-T1595 certification relevant to the type of welding performed; AND, six years of plumbing, welding/fitting experience; OR, completion of a four year federally approved technical training in plumbing, welding/fitting; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license upon employment.