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Facilities Services (FS) is a world-class organization providing exceptional services anywhere, anytime in support of the University of Washington's mission of teaching, research, and discovery. FS engages employees through LEAN practices and continuous improvement. FS includes eight departments that operate, maintain and support the University: Administration & Strategic Initiatives (AVP), Building Services Department (BSD), Campus Engineering & Operations (CE&O), Facilities Employee Services (FES), Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC), Finance and Business Services (FABS), Transportations Services (TS), and UW Emergency Management (EM).
Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC) is responsible for general maintenance, repair and renovations of all University of Washington (UW) main campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors and grounds.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Plumber / Pipe / Steamfitter.
Duties & Responsibilities:
-Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, perform journey-level plumbing work in the maintenance, repair and construction of a wide variety of complex and sophisticated plumbing systems.
-Inspect, diagnose malfunctions; repair, maintain, test and inspect backflow devices, heating, cooling, and other process piping systems; clear plugged waste lines.
-Remove and replace or install all types of plumbing fixtures, such as water closets, sinks, drinking fountains, showers, kitchen, laboratory, and other equipment.
-Maintain and repair piping, tanks, and pressure vessels for fuels, steam, water, air, gas, and draining systems; install, service, repair and adjust pumps, ejectors, valves, dishwashers, stills, heat exchangers and coils.
-Construct various types of pipe joints for high or low-pressure systems, including threading, brazing, soldering, welding or lead-wiping of joints.
-Cut, fit, fabricate, and assemble a wide variety of articles, materials, and devices, including steel, copper, brass, glass, plastic, cast iron, corrosion-resistant pipe, tile, concrete and transite.
-Read and interpret plans, blueprints, and sketches; construct, lay out or plan piping assemblies with respect to walls, structures, and other obstructions, allowing for expansion and contraction and alignment in accordance with pipefitting practice. Work with Lead to discuss any proposed project changes before construction.
-May develop cost estimates for installation and repairs.
-Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status/work progress, needed materials and equipment.
-Operate machinery such as fork-lifts, scissor-lifts, and high rangers. Load and unload materials and supplies.
-Operate vehicles such as UW vans and trucks to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites.
-May instruct semiskilled workers.
-Communicate and coordinate with other Facilities Services shops and other business partners such as EH&S, Engineering Services, Design Services, Capital Planning & Development and UW Information Technology to facilitate work.
-Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
-Comply with all UW and Facilities Services policies and procedures, FMC protocols, i.e., Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP). Support all management directives and the vision and values of FMC.
-Participate in and follow through with FMC process improvement initiatives, including Balanced Scorecard (BSC), incorporating metrics and Lean principles into internal work processes, and promoting employee engagement in continuous improvements and innovation.
-Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled.
-Provide excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients, colleagues and the campus community.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
-Demonstrate strong personal integrity and trustworthiness.
-Possess the ability to effectively handle stressful situations and changing priorities.
-Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.
-Demonstrate responsibility and accountability.
-Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to details.
-Demonstrate a positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude.
-Demonstrate professional demeanor which includes being tactful, civil and courteous.
-Demonstrate professional work ethics.
-Continuously promote a safe work environment.