Trades Specialist (Plumber) - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States


Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  882 - AFSCME - FT

Position installs, maintains, repairs and troubleshoots domestic plumbing systems, chilled water, steam and condensate, fixtures, industrial kitchen equipment, and water treatment systems for a university campus consisting of approximately 200 buildings. Position’s primary purpose is to ensure that all plumbing systems and auxiliary equipment are in good working order and that any repairs are completed promptly and properly.


  1. Customer Service Function – Provides assistance to internal and external customers promptly and courteously; maintains frequent communication with the customer concerning status of work requests; performs quality work consistent with manufacturer’s requirements and complies with all applicable codes; maintains a professional appearance and attitude
  2. Utility Piping Function – Installs, maintains and repairs piping to include domestic water, gases, sanitary, steam, condensate, chilled water, and acid waste; piping may be on the interior or exterior of buildings
  3. Industrial Kitchen Equipment Function – Installs, maintains and repairs kitchen equipment to include stoves, ovens, dishwashers, disposals, trayvayors, steam kettles, and other relevant equipment
  4. Building Plumbing Function – Installs, maintains and repairs chilled water, hot water and steam systems, traps, valves, piping, backflow preventers, general fixtures of all types
  5. Water Treatment Function – Installs, maintains and repairs water treatment systems to include softeners, distillers, chemical feeders, and other specialty purification systems
  6. Contractor Coordination & Oversight – Assists in coordinating the activity of service contractors and new installation contractors to ensure compliance with all plans, specifications, and applicable codes and standards
  7. Tool Proficiency – Operates plumbing equipment to include pipe cutters, threaders, welding equipment, torches, mechanical tools, snakes, water jetters, and other relevant equipment; maintains tools in a clean and serviceable condition; reports broken or damaged items for repair or replacement
  8. Additional Functions – Performs other building trades tasks in maintaining industrial equipment and in response to emergency situations as assigned
  9. General Knowledge – In-depth knowledge and understanding of plumbing and other mechanical systems required
  10. After-Hours Response – Must be reasonably available after normal business hours, weekends, and holidays for on-site response to serious plumbing system malfunctions
  11. Attention to Detail - ability to maintain detailed and complete records of maintenance, repair, and testing activities
  12. Communication Skills - ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a wide range of persons
  13. Customer Service Skills – understanding of modern customer service theories, practices and methods
  14. Physical Abilities – Work may include; walking, lifting, bending, stooping, carrying, climbing; work environment may be very hot or cold.
  15.  License to test back flow preventers in the State of Ohio preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education/Experience – High school diploma (or GED), a minimum of three years experience in commercial and/or industrial plumbing required.
  2. Driver’s License – Valid driver’s license required

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Building Maintenance
  • Trades Specialist (Plumber)
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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