Maintenance Specialist III- Plumber- Eureka, CA

Employer: College of the Redwoods

Job Description:
College of the Redwoods
Position Title: Maintenance Specialist III - Plumber
Position Type: Staff
Department: Maintenance
Location: Eureka

Provides a variety of skilled plumbing work in connection with the maintenance, alteration and repair of facilities and buildings. Works primarily in this single area of, yet is fully qualified and capable of performing related work at this level of skill (e.g., carpentry, locksmith) and assisting others in higher classifications (electrician, energy management, e.g.).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Inspects, repairs, fabricates, installs, services and maintains systems for distribution of water, gas, and sewage. Prepares rough sketches of work and estimates of materials and labor.
- Performs plumbing duties. Inspects, maintains, and repairs portions of standard plumbing systems and equipment concerned with water and sewage. While these duties are oriented to urgent repair needs, the Plumber would be capable of (and expected to), inspecting, maintaining, and repairing complete plumbing systems, including fluid flows (e.g., natural gas) in addition to water and sewage.
- Determines the need for requisitioning materials and supplies to assure uninterrupted fluid flows. Keeps tools and equipment in good condition.
- Reads and interprets blueprints, maps, schematic diagrams and specifications. Maintains required records and makes reports. - Prepares reports on work completed and materials used.
- May lead and instruct a small team of lower level maintenance specialists or helpers.
- Provides support to the Carpentry, Electrical, Wastewater, and Mechanical areas as needed. May perform the duties of a lower level - Maintenance Specialist on an intermittent basis depending on need.
- Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Knowledge and Skills:
Requires a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, techniques, materials, tools, equipment, layouts and set-ups used in the incumbent’s area of specialization. Requires a thorough knowledge of the uses and purposes of general maintenance, hand and power tools and equipment. Must be thoroughly familiar with safety orders of the Industrial Accident Commission related to area of specialty. Must have leadership skills sufficient to lead a small crew of maintenance staff.

Requires the ability to perform the essential duties in the area of specialization at the journey level. Must be able to use and maintain all of the tools, equipment, vehicles used during routine performance of duties. Requires the ability to plan and schedule maintenance and projects, and guide the activities of others to attain high quality and efficiency in work. Requires the ability and initiative to independently develop methods and techniques in the interest of effectiveness and efficiency. Must be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions, maintain routine records and interpret plans and specifications found in area of specialization. Must be able to obtain cooperation of and maintain harmonious relations with the employees in other departments contacted during routine performance of duties. Requires the ability to work variable schedules to facilitate efficient project completion and special events.

Physical Abilities:
Requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time, walk up to 400 yards, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10 – 50 pounds on a regular basis. Climbs (e.g. ladders), stoops, kneels, and crouches on a regular basis. Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination, hand and finger dexterity including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to operate specialized equipment and read technical (including blueprints) and safety information. Requires the ability to perform manual labor in septic areas.

Education and Experience:
The position requires High School diploma or equivalent plus specialized training in plumbing through 4 years of experience at the journey level systems and urgent installations and repair.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Diversity:
It is the policy of College of the Redwoods not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and its employment practices.

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

College of the Redwoods values all members of our community and strives to create a diverse, nurturing, honest, and open environment. CR is committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment and encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

Licenses and Certificates
A valid drivers license and journeyman’s card or equivalent professional certification.

40 Hours / Week, 12 Months / Year

Salary Grade
Range 119

$56,742.40 Annual Salary (14-step salary range continues to a maximum of $83,345.60/Annually)

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Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance of a criminal background check, pre-employment physical examination, freedom from tuberculosis, provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 and its variants, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during the recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university will be required.
Forms are available through Human Resources to request COVID-19 vaccination exception in the following situations: (a) medical excuse from receiving COVID-19 vaccine due to medical contraindication or precaution; (b) disability; or religious objection based on a person’s sincerely held religious beliefs, practice or observance.

California School Employees Association is the exclusive bargaining representative for College of the Redwoods classified employees. Each employee hired into a classified position shall contribute to the administration of this contract by membership dues or service fees.

In an effort to compensate new classified employees for relevant previous employment experience, the Human Resources/Equal Employment Officer is authorized to determine an initial salary placement not higher than step 1 of the salary schedule per the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. The salary range indicated is reflective of a 14-step salary schedule.

Medical, dental, and vision insurance is provided by the District for all full-time employees and their dependents.

Application Process
Required Materials

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You will need to attach the information below to complete the online application process. Attachments are accepted in .doc or .pdf file formats.

1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in and qualifications for this position
2. Professional resume

Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the screening committee.

Contact Person: Human Resources
Phone: 707.476.4140
Location: Eureka, CA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $56,742 - $83,345/ YR

Posted on November 18, 2021

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