Job Description

GCU is hiring an Entry Level Plumber!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assembles, installs, and repairs pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes.
  • Studies building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installations.
  • Inspects structure to ascertain obstructions to be avoided to prevent weakening of structure resulting from installation of pipe.
  • Locates and marks position of pipe and pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors.
  • Cuts openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings.
  • Cuts and threads pipe.
  • Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass and lead, and nonmetals, such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic.
  • Joins pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, solder, plastic solvent, and caulks joints.
  • Fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine whether system is leaking.
  • Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners.
  • Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains.
  • Welds holding fixtures to steel structural members.
  • Assists in planning of preventative maintenance schedule for all plumbing systems and schedules work schedule to accommodate maintenance activities.
  • Ensures all work complies with building and safety codes and environmental protection requirements.
  • Ensures all work meets requirements as specified by the manufacturer of systems.
  • Part of a rotating list of on-call personnel.

?Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have sufficient knowledge of water distribution and wastewater disposal for commercial buildings.
  • Must have sufficient knowledge of relevant building codes, legislation, regulations, policies and procedures installation and maintenance.
  • Must demonstrate a strong knowledge in the correct usage of tools, power tools, and equipment as related to plumbing systems.
  • Must have the physical skills and endurance to move about campus and the buildings in order to fulfill daily maintenance tasks and activities.
  • Self- motivated and shows initiative to start and complete tasks.
  • Must be familiar with, and follow, safety requirements and precautions.
  • Detail oriented with good troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be able to present professional demeanor in all interactions.
  • Good communications skills with a good command of the English language
  • Fluency in Spanish is helpful but not required.
  • Willing to respond to emergency requests outside of normal work hours.
  • Willingness to work weekends, holidays, or extended hours as needed.
  • Must have own transportation to be able to go to all GCU owned and/or leased buildings (Tempe, Scottsdale, etc.).
  • Must have own tools.
  • Must be willing to operate work ticketing system and update to be able to inform status of work.
  • Must be willing to participate in rotating on call schedules.
  • Ability to pass background investigations.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working as a plumber for commercial firm.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certification/License
  • Technical Trade schooling


Application Instructions

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