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

Date Posted Jan. 3, 2024
Title Trades Specialist (Plumber Steamfitter)
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Campus Operations
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation
The Trades Specialist (Plumber Steamfitter) position is located within the Facilities Department at the University. The incumbent of this position will be responsible to:
  • Install plumbing systems
  • Plan and layout of piping systems and new fixture installation
  • Repair of plumbing and steam systems including troubleshooting plumbing and heating systems/equipment using BMS systems
  • Work with other plumber/steamfitters as well as semi-skilled and unskilled employees in small group projects
  • Read blueprints, plan, and layout work procedures to make repairs and plan new installations or alterations to existing installations of high and low pressure pipe systems that carry water, steam, air or other liquids or gases.
  • Collect the relevant information to estimate labor and material requirements for routine work and projects.
  • Diagnose malfunctions in fixtures or equipment and uses appropriate test equipment such as pressure and vacuum gauges to determine cause and location of trouble.
  • Support the growing plumbing, HVAC, and sprinkler system maintenance needs of the campus community.
  • Lead a group of maintenance assistants and maintenance helpers.
  • Repair, maintains and installs plumbing fixtures and appliances such as sinks, shower baths, commodes, drinking fountains, gas and water meters, gas hot water heaters and other appliance and heating systems.
  • Must at a journey level have a working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing and steam fitting trade. Must understand and apply plumbing codes.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
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.

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