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Trades Specialist (Plumber Steamfitter)
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 6, 2022
Title Trades Specialist (Plumber Steamfitter)
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department VPSL Campus Living
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Position Summary
Campus Living invites you to apply to the Trades Specialist (Plumber Steamfitter) position. This role offers consistent, daytime work hours and the opportunity to work overtime. In choosing to work for UB’s Campus Living, you will find a dynamic environment that encourages professional growth.

Your duties include:
Installing and repairing plumbing fixtures and pipe system
Planning and layout of work
Troubleshooting plumbing and heating systems and equipment
Supervising and leading other plumber/steamfitters as well as other skilled and semi-skilled employees in projects and day-to-day tasks.
Serving as an expert and advising on domestic hot water systems, gas-fired heaters, low pressured boilers and building control systems.

Our team recognizes the advantages diverse perspectives and backgrounds bring to the workplace. We are particularly interested in candidates who share this value and will work to achieve the university’s goals of inclusive excellence.

Outstanding Benefits
Working at UB offers world-class benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards such as health and retirement plans, training opportunities and access to recreational resources. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. We focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal life, and academic pursuits in an effort to support work-life effectiveness.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Departmental Operating Needs
Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures is essential as well as a demonstrated commitment to following those procedures Knowledge of applicable NYS codes and regulations is important
The ability to follow written and oral instructions
This position requires traveling within the campus, between the campuses, and off campus, therefore, the candidate must be able to demonstrate their ability to meet this requirement.
Since the activities of other employees depend on the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.
Due to the nature of the work, the incumbent must hold the discipline, motivation, and knowledge to successfully complete tasks independently with little to no supervision
Professionalism is important as the incumbent may serve as a supervisor to designated staff; the incumbent will also encounter students, staff and visitors throughout the workday; representing Campus Living in a positive manner is essential.
The incumbent must be able to demonstrate skills at a high level that are appropriate for the trade/position
Minimum Qualifications
One or more of the following:
Four years of full-time experience in plumbing under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program, or
An equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in plumbing at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services; or
Successful completion of the two-year Trades Specialist (Plumber & Steamfitter) traineeship or a two-year plumbing training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program* such as the New York State Civil Service Employees Association-Partnership Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship and Certificate Program.

  • Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific class room instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of “C” or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.
    Preferred Qualifications
    A valid license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS is preferred as this position requires traveling within the campus, between the campuses, and off campus.
    Physical Demands
    The incumbent must have the ability to stand, bend, stoop, twist, kneel, reach and work from elevated heights using ladders and other equipment.
    This position requires moderately heavy physical effort.

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