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Plumber Apprentice

Company: University of Utah
Location: West Jordan
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Plumber Apprentice (PRN31517B)
Performs any plumbing-related work, including installations, alterations, inspection, maintenance, operation and repair, in and around the University campus, with oversite from journeyman level plumber.

There is a six-month probationary period that could be extended up to nine months.

As a requirement for this apprentice program, applicants will be required to complete and pass The Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude. Testing is provided at the University of Utah campus and will be scheduled once your application has been received.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN31517B 01743 - Technical Resources

WORK SCHEDULE: Day Shift Monday Friday, Flexible (8 or 10-hour shifts)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Services, repairs and maintains all types of control valves by removing, disassembling, inspecting and replacing worn/broken parts, if necessary, and reassembling and reinstalling.
Performs preventive maintenance on restrooms, water softeners, RO-DI pure water systems, swimming pools, pump stations, annual surveys (cathode-gas leak) and related piping systems.
Identifies and resolves plumbing problems by repairing or replacing pipes, fittings, valves, plugged drains, faucets, toilet repairs, etc.
Determines proper materials for the particular assignment at hand so that equipment and materials are matched properly for the application.
Remodels old plumbing systems preparing a bill of materials needed, and then constructing the new systems according to plan by using appropriate equipment.
Installs rough in and finish work for new construction by installing main sewers, manholes, storm drains, acid waste, compressed air, vacuum, natural gas, fire hydrants and water distribution trunk lines and later hooking up individual components such as sinks, drains, taps, and related equipment.
Installs, repairs and tests RP back flow preventers and vacuum breakers on equipment and double checks valves on all potable water connections as required by the IPC code and Utah rules and regulations.
Performs assigned preventive maintenance checks on valves, pumps, water heaters, dilution tanks, and other operating equipment.
Maintains swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas, and related equipment and provides accurate water treatment care.
May install, maintain and repair medical gas systems such as oxygen, breathing air, patient vacuum, waste anesthetic vacuum, etc.
May install, maintain and repair boiler, or steam distribution systems used for humidification and sterilization.
Responsible for maintaining and periodically updating equipment data history using computer software and applications.
May be required to be on a weekly on-call schedule 24-7 on a weekly rotation to perform emergency repairs at odd hours and during weekends as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Licensed or have ability to license as an apprentice plumber in the State of Utah and demonstrated human relation and effective communications skills required.

Continued compliance with the qualified apprentice program is required. This will include classroom participation, and on the job training as required by the program.

Dependent upon department of assignment, a valid Utah drivers license may be required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

PREFERENCES:

Able to use ladders, climb stairs, work in cramped spaces.
Ability to lift 50 lbs. on a consistent basis.
A valid Utah Drivers License.
The availability to be on call.


TO APPLY, VISIT: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/136673

Keywords: University of Utah, West Jordan , Plumber Apprentice, Professions , West Jordan, Utah

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