Tradesman in Plumbing/Pipefitting/Steamfitting - 2 Openings (In-Training Possibility) -Ellensburg, WA

Employer: CWU

Job Description:
Central Washington University is recruiting two Plumber/Pipefitter/Steamfitter to join our Mechanical Shop team in Ellensburg, Washington. This role is an important member of our team as they perform general maintenance and repairs for the University. The role is a campus-based position, which means you get to see the lives you are impacting. We're offering a salary, depending on experience, from $37,324 - $64,788 annually plus the awesome CWU benefits.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At CWU we’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement, we have the possibility of an In-Training Program that is a minimum of 18-months. If this is more alligned with your skills, reach out to the contact below so we can provide a detailed training path and discuss this possibility with you.

Who we are:

We are a team of individuals committed to Changing Students' Lives. No matter what job, each of us plays a part in supporting and empowering our students to fulfill their dreams.

Working in higher education provides career growth and career choice. Think of a university campus like a mini city, operating across 380 acres. You’ll find diverse academics, libraries, athletics and sporting events, full service and quick serve dining, conferences and events from small to large, recreation centers, housing for ~10,000 students, health services, police and public safety.

For the seventh time in eight years, CWU is a recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Come join us on our journey to encourage, inspire, and create spaces where all identities thrive on campus.

Tour our campus in Ellensburg here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjdhOegDa9A.

What we offer:

Our investment in you begins the day you join our team, a healthy and successful future for you is important to us. We offer medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, discounts across town, an employee assistance program for individualized counseling, and a wellness incentive program. Learn more: www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-perks-discounts.

The Role:

The Plumber/Pipefitter/Steamfitter works in the fields of plumbing, steam fitting, pipefitting, and the mechanical trades. This position is involved with the installation, repair and maintenance of all plumbing, piping and mechanical equipment on the campus and is responsible for preventive maintenance on heating, ventilating and mechanical equipment. This position will maintain and repair underground utilities including steam, chilled water, domestic water, sewer, and storm drain systems. Work is performed professionally and efficiently, incorporating both personal integrity and mutual respect. All employees are expected to support CWU’s commitment to diversity and to bring and support inclusion into the university environment.

Job Duties
Perform general maintenance plumbing, pipefitting, steamfitting. Work may include but not limited to:|
- Involved with the installation, repair and maintenance of all plumbing, piping, and mechanical equipment on campus.
- Responsible for preventive maintenance on heating, ventilating and mechanical equipment.
- Perform preventative maintenance along with operational trouble shooting and repair of steam and hot water boilers. Install and repair heating boilers in buildings, re-pipe complex systems: i.e., boiler chemical feed lines, steam and condensate lines, domestic and heating water lines. Install backflow prevention assemblies and systems, heat exchangers, air compressors, steam, hydraulic or air pressure regulators, steam valves, steam traps, large coils in air ducts. Install or repair rotating equipment: i.e., fans, pumps and gear or belt driven assemblies.
- Install remodel and repair sinks, disposals, showers, toilets, urinals, tubs, including waste and vent drainage systems, supply systems including lay-out, measuring, cutting, and installing plumbing. Drain cleaning with water jetters and sewer snakes.
- Maintain and repair underground utilities including steam, chilled water, and domestic water distribution systems and sewer and storm drain systems. Maintain condensate pumping systems including steam traps, valves, and expansion joints.
- Perform and document regularly scheduled preventative maintenance tasks on mechanical systems and heating and ventilation equipment as assigned. Regularly inspect, test, repair and maintain backflow prevention devices.
- Maintain necessary backflow certification to perform necessary testing to maintain required standards.
- Adjust, maintain, repair, and install heating and air conditioning systems in large public buildings.
- Maintain, test and/or inspect fire systems.
- Clean and paint mechanical equipment and mechanical spaces.
- Attend departmental meetings, safety meetings and actively participate in training sessions.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Extensive experience in one or more of the following: plumber, pipefitter, steamfitter, or specialty (residential) plumber.
Valid Washington State driver’s license.
Must be able to communicate in a professional and courteous manner with supervisors, co-workers, and clients.
Must be able to acquire a Washington State Backflow Assembly Tester License within 12 months of employment and maintain throughout employment.
Must be able to communicate utilizing two-way radio system.
Experience using Word, Excel, e-mail, and/or similar software applications to produce written correspondence, documentation, create simple reports, receive, and respond to e-mail inquiries, report time, etc.
Demonstrated willingness and/or experience working with students and/or co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds and experiences.
OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Preferred Qualifications

State of Washington journey level or specialty (residential) plumbers license.
Working experience in heating, ventilating systems.
Two or more years’ experience with water based Wet & Dry fire system testing and maintenance.
Washington State Backflow Assembly Tester License.
Mechanical equipment maintenance experience (millwright).
Ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives and issues into everyday conversations.
Life experiences that demonstrate an ability to contribute to CWU‘s commitment to inclusion and diversity.
In-Training Program Requirements

Understanding of pressurized systems, sewer, domestic water, and HVAC systems.
Ability to go thru a process to troubleshoot and fix issues.
Valid Washington State driver’s license.
Must be able to communicate in a professional and courteous manner with supervisors, co-workers, and clients.
Must be able to communicate utilizing two-way radio system.
Experience using Word, Excel, e-mail, and/or similar software applications to produce written correspondence, documentation, create simple reports, receive, and respond to e-mail inquiries, report time, etc.
Strong communication and organization skills.
Demonstrated willingness and/or experience working with students and/or co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds and experiences.
Demonstrated willingness to embrace, participate, and complete training requirements of the position.
Must be able to acquire a Washington State Backflow Assembly Tester License within 6 months of completion of required training and maintain throughout employment.
OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Competencies

Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to apply anyway. This may be the job for you!

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: $4,777 /month with periodic increases up to $5,399 /month (In-Training Program Salary: $4,117 /month with periodic increases up to $4,656 /month)

Schedule/Appointment: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch) / May vary depending on needs of the department/ WFSE Bargaining Unit 1



Working Conditions: This position may work indoors and outdoors, at times in hot/cold/noisy/dirty/wet/confined areas such as mechanical rooms, manholes and excavations, and may need to physically access work areas with the equipment and tools necessary for completion of the job. This position may require working near or around extremely hot pipes and equipment. This position will require the frequent use of personal protection equipment such as ear plugs, safety glasses, and filtration masks. This often requires standing/crawling/bending/walking/climbing while carrying/pulling/pushing/lifting associated with equipment or tools. Occasional overtime is required, and shift work may be required. May need to drive a service vehicle in congested areas. Scheduled hours and days off may vary depending on the needs of the department. May be required to work weekends, evenings, and holidays. This position is subject to unplanned overtime including emergency call back situations. Occasional travel may be required. The incumbent will work outdoors, including working in inclement weather during daylight and dark hours. In addition, this position will work with and be exposed to machinery, tools, electrical equipment. Will work around all utilities during excavations, maintenance and installations and be exposed to insects that may be in the environment. Must maintain awareness of immediate vicinity in order to recognize, respond to and/or avoid potentially hazardous conditions/surroundings. Must possess dexterity of hands and fingers to operate tools, materials, and equipment necessary to perform functions of the job. This position is considered an essential position and availability will be required to respond to University emergencies.



Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: : www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-perks-discounts.



An employee of CWU may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program if the employee has student loans. To learn more, visit: https://ofm.wa.gov/state-human-resources/public-service-loan-forgiveness-program.

How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:

Resume including work history, education, training; and

Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: December 11, 2022 and open until filled

**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information
Name: James Brese
Title: Maintenance Mechanic 4
Email: James.Brese@cwu.edu
Phone: (509) 963-2938
Website: www.cwu.edu

Please contact Human Resources at hr@cwu.edu or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.

Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to sign a Sexual Misconduct disclosure in pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080 and submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

This position is part of a Washington Federation of State Employees Bargaining Unit I.

Contact Person: James Brese
Phone: (509) 963-2938
Email: James.Brese@cwu.edu
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Application Method: Online : https://careers.cwu.edu/psc/careers/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U
Base Pay: $4,777 /MO

Posted on December 21, 2022

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