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Master Plumber
Company: McDaniel College
Location: Westminster, MD
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/10/2021
Expire Date: 10/10/2021
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Construction, Mining and Trades, Education, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Law Enforcement, and Security, Military, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Executive Management, Research & Development, Environmental, Writing/Authoring, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Master Plumber


Job Description:

The Master Plumber is responsible for the operation, preventative, maintenance, repair, replacement, and renovation of plumbing systems including but not limited to potable water, domestic hot water, 1-and 2-pipe steam heating systems, hot water heating systems, gas, HVAC plumbing, drains, pumps, valves, steam traps sanitary and storm sewers, as well as related components and devices.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Lead troubleshooting efforts and repairs to water, steam, and gas distribution systems.
  • Perform routine maintenance, preventative maintenance, repairs, and replacements. Must perform assignments and complete documentation to meet code requirements.
  • Be able and willing to respond to emergencies.  Participate in a rotating on Maintenance On Call schedule.  Must be able to work weekends and evenings, as necessary.  Exercise good judgement when responding to emergencies.
  • Provide excellent communication with students, faculty, and staff - both verbally and in writing.

Specific Responsibilities:

The following are typical examples of the type of work performed under this job description. This list does not include all work to be performed and duties are subject to change.

  • Maintain inventory of equipment and supplies including obtaining quotes and ordering replacement materials.
  • Maintain list of backflow preventers and inspect/test or replace all sizes/types of devices to ensure college is code compliant.
  • Assist Maintenance Manager in directing the daily activities of other plumbing staff.
  • Ensure McTeer-Zepp fountain is properly brought online when requested in the spring, maintained during the season, and winterized in the fall as requested.
  • Maintain a list of hot water heaters and replace as needed.
  • Maintain, repair, and replace general plumbing components such as:  toilets, urinals, sinks, faucets, shower heads, garbage disposals, dishwashers, water softeners, hose bibs, and drains.
  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment.  Follow Hot Works program for compliance.
  • Repair or replace plumbing fixtures such as shower and tub units as well as related piping.
  • Install, repair, or replace domestic hot and cold water lines and fixtures.
  • Repair and replace pneumatic steam valves, radiator valves, traps, and steam and condensate pipes.
  • Repair and replace components such as expansion tanks, valves, pumps, etc for hot water, chilled water, sump and sewage systems.
  • Repair and rebuild steam line regulator valves and controls. Repair or replace leaking radiators.
  • Unclog drain lines, traps, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Repair and replace gas valves, lines, etc.  Able to re-light pilots for kitchen equipment as needed.
  • Maintain and make repairs to Eaton Science Building lab air system and Busch vacuum pump.
  • Service, repair, replace residential gas/oil boilers, furnaces, heating system components.
  • Contact outside vendors and contractors. Obtain quotes for work and serve as the point person for contractor on projects affecting plumbing systems on campus.
  • Perform preventive maintenance work such as turnover, main drain line cleaning, etc.
  • Assist in the proper labeling of pipes and equipment to maintain compliance.
  • Work as part of a group to perform maintenance activities of a general nature such as air conditioner installation and removal, commencement set up/tear down, etc.  There may be times during the year when time off is not available or limited.
  • Participate in emergency team to perform such tasks as shutting down and restarting equipment for planned electrical shutdown, power outages, etc.
  • Work with contractors and construction staff to locate lines, valves, and other system equipment.  Perform shut down/start up as required.
  • Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promote continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Clean equipment in related areas.
  • Works as part of snow removal team as requested.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs of general nature as necessary.
  • Perform related work in this classification routinely and work outside this classification on temporary, occasional basis.

Information Security Role: Data User

  • Follow the policies and procedures established by the appropriate Data Stewards.
  • Comply with federal and state laws and regulations as well as College policies, procedures, and standards associated with the College computing resources and institutional data used.
  • Use institutional data only as required for the conduct of college business within the scope of employment.
  • Implement safeguards prescribed by appropriate Data Stewards for Limited Access and Restricted Data.
  • Ensure the appropriateness, accuracy, and timeliness of institutional data used for the conduct of college business.
  • Report any unauthorized access, data misuse, or data quality issues to the appropriate Data Steward for remediation.
  • Accept and complete the confidentiality statement yearly if access includes Restricted data.
  • Report any suspected data breach to the CIO and the IT Help Desk as soon as possible.


Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • Must possess and maintain current Maryland Master Plumber License.
  • Must have working knowledge of steam, water, and natural gas distribution systems maintenance and repair.
  • Must possess and maintain current MD Backflow Certification.
  • Must have the ability to read and comprehend written instructions, procedures, and service manuals.
  • Must be able to research vendors, supplies, and materials.
  • Must have the ability to express oneself orally as well as in writing.
  • Must have the ability to learn departmental policies, procedures, and mechanical systems, proper use of tools and materials used to perform duties within a 90-day probationary period.
  • Must have valid driver's license with two or less points.

Employee Responsibilities:

  • Must attend weekly in-service/departmental meetings.
  • Must be familiar with employee handbook.
  • Must be familiar with departmental policies.
  • Must attend in-service education as directed.

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions such as heat, cold, snow, and rain, dirt, and steam. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Exposure to operating machinery consistent with working in a maintenance department. 

Physical Abilities:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Ability to work in noise, heat, cold, odors, dirt, outdoor temperatures, snow, steam, and emergency situations.
  • Ability to repetitively push and pull objects weighing up to 75lbs without assistance while kneeling, squatting, reaching above the head, the waist, and below the knees.  Must be able to bend at the knees.
  • Ability to repetitively grasp and manipulate objects of varying size and weight requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
  • Ability to exert oneself physically over sustained periods of time to complete job activities.
  • Ability to stand a minimum of 6 hours during the workday.
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Additional Information:

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit https://www.mcdaniel.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion.  


Application Instructions:

Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will be open until filled.

 
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About McDaniel College:

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.


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