Department: Mechanical Services and Central Heating Duration of Position: Full year / Full time Work Schedule: Employee Type: Service Posting Date: 12/07/2020 Union Representation: SEIU Posting Number: SS017P Pay Rate: $25.15/hour
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Position Summary and Responsibilities The Plumber/Mechanic is responsible for the inspection, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, upkeep and replacement of pipes, fittings, and plumbing fixtures and equipment pertaining to the main heating water, gas, and plumbing systems, including water, sanitary and storm and sprinkler systems. The Plumber/Mechanic reports to the Plumbing Supervisor who reports to the Manager of Mechanical Services & Central Heating Plant.
Repairs and maintains piping systems, controls and plumbing fixtures;
Periodically inspects plumbing controls and controllers;
Inspects all connections and others parts of system for leaks; replaces defective pipe by cutting, bending, threading and assembling pipe;
Conducts weekly inspections and periodic overhauls of equipment connected with plumbing systems;
Opens clogged drains with plumber's snake or vacuum plunger;
Repairs or replaces damaged plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, showers, bathtubs and/or connects them to outlet and inlet pipes by fitting gaskets, couplings, traps, valves and soldering connections to seal joints when necessary;
Maintain inventory of the materials needed for the plumbing upkeep of the facilities;
Responsible for the upkeep of all tools and maintain all Vassar owned equipment assigned to the employee;
Maintain a safe and clean working environment daily;
Conform to all federal, state, and local regulatory agencies with regard to codes (i.e. EPA, OSHA, ASTM, ADA, NEC, UL, ASME, ISA, AMSI, and Vassar polices);
Responsible for communicating and working effectively with other trades;
Perform other duties related to the shop as assigned.
Minimum five years experience in all aspects of commercial plumbing work.
Experience working at the journeyman level required. Education and training may be substituted for experience.
Working knowledge of sprinklers systems is preferred.
A thorough understanding of plumbing codes is required.
Knowledge of proper use and safety requirement of shop, hand, and power tools is required.
Ability to layout and set up materials lists for installations or renovations is required.
Ability to work from blueprints, shop drawings, schematics and verbal explanations is required.
The ability to overhaul sewage pumps, hot water circulators, flush valves, shower valves, and lavatory faucets is preferred.
Must be able to move, position, place and transport objects up to and including 75 pounds.
Must be able to perform repeated bending, squatting, stooping, pushing, and pulling.
Must be able to stand and walk for a prolonged period of time.
Must be able to ascend and descend ladders and scaffolding; must be able to work from an aerial bucket.
Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, including understanding, speaking, reading and writing is required.
Attendance and performance will be considered.
Willingness to work overtime as available. Overtime, including responding to after hour and weekend emergencies, is assigned according to seniority guidelines
Special Instructions to Applicants To apply you will be required to complete the Vassar College Employment Application, including your complete work history and contact information for 3 supervisor references (please: no relatives, friends or co-workers). You will have the option of attaching a cover letter, resume, and additional reference contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately. Inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Office at (845) 437-5820
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