Employment Opportunity Detail

Maintenance Technician/Plumber

The major purpose of this job is to perform skilled plumbing work to maintain and repair buildings, structures, fixtures, and equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Test, repair, and maintain all fixtures and applications, valves, pumps, faucets, institutional applications such as medical labs, chemistry labs, health care facilities, and/or backflows.
  • Recognize dangerous chemicals or asbestos that may become airborne and cause a hazard to the general public and fellow workers during maintenance and repair of piping and fixtures.
  • Follow blue prints and oral instructions for demolition and/or new installation of fixtures, equipment, piping, and/or backflows.
  • Maintenance and repair of internal and external structural and building envelope components in assigned facilities. Maintenance and repair of miscellaneous capital equipment and furniture. Maintenance and repair of specialized installed equipment

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of steam, water, and natural gas distribution systems maintenance and repair. Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade. Plumbing installation, maintenance, and repair skills. Ability to perform preventive maintenance according to published guidelines. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.

Position requires: a) Performing basic troubleshooting and repair; b) Clearing blocked pipes using power equipment; c) Re-piping and installing new components.

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to Maintenance Manager
  • Works with multi-person crews
  • Responds to multiple customers
  • Provides technical and physical assistance to other Maintenance Technicians
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Campus Community

Physical and Mental Effort

  • Reads and applies O&M manuals for facilities and equipment Diagnoses trouble situations and resolves
  • Comprehends service/utility distribution to assigned facilities Able to work at heights and in restricted spaces
  • Able to handle loads up to 50lbs
  • Frequently works in extreme high/low temperatures

Work Hours/Travel Requirements:

  • Mon-Friday 7am-4pm
  • Occasional overtime in response to emergency situations.
  • Travel usually limited to campus area and local material suppliers Occasional extended travel for off-site training classes.

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If you are interested in coming to work at the University of Evansville, fill out our online application as well as review our application procedures and benefits information below. If you wish to apply for a position in dining services, please contact Chartwells. If you wish to apply for a position in housekeeping, please contact WFF at 812-488-2045.