The Mechanic provides routine and emergency plumbing and multi-craft maintenance. This position is a member of the collective bargaining unit, Local #148 International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Maintaining and repairing a variety of plumbing systems building infrastructure systems such as hot/chilled water systems, sewage lift stations, grease/chemical traps, fire pumps, loop systems, softeners, water heaters, and drainage systems, etc.
Pro-actively identifying, communicating and addressing needs without direction when appropriate.
Responding to work orders in and other requests in a timely, efficient, competent, knowledgeable and friendly manner.
Maintain data per departmental policy.
Utilizing materials, supplies, tools and other University property in a safe, productive manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Willingness to work multi-craft positions.
Benefits for this position are in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement with IUOE Local 148. Union employees receive generous health, retirement and tuition benefits, as well as sick time and paid vacation. Union employees also receive 10 paid-holidays and two floating holidays each year.
Technical school training in maintenance related courses strongly preferred.
Familiarity with hydro therapy machines is a plus.
Ability to communicate and work effectively/appropriately with members of the campus community and other employees within Facilities.
Understands the importance of satisfying the needs of the campus community (customer oriented) and providing value to the University.
Ability to read and understand blue prints.
Capable of doing extensive walking, climbing stairs/ladders, lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. and other similar physical activity.
Must be willing to provide oneâ™s own hand tools.
Must have a State of Missouri Class E or above driverâ™s license or the equivalent from another state prior to employment.
Excellent attendance record.
Mâ‹ust be able to obtain a Missouri Class E Driverâ™s License by the end of the Probationary period and cannot drive University owned vehicles until Class E Driverâ™s License is obtained.
Must have successfully completed a recognized craft apprenticeship program, a technical school training program (such as a Ranken Technical College two-year certification program) or other equivalent training program.
Minimum of five yearsâ™ experience working in a particular craft or multi-craft position.
Proficient at maintaining and repairing a variety of plumbing systems. This includes, but not limited to, fixtures such as toilets, faucets, showers, as well as building infrastructure systems such hot/chilled water systems, sewage lift stations, grease/chemical traps, fire pumps, loop systems, softeners, water heaters, and drainage systems, etc.
Skilled in working with a variety of pipe types including copper, iron, PVC, etc.
Capability to clear a range of stoppages from sink traps and toilets to cabling out main drains.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. This position is eligible for benefits according to the bargaining unit agreement.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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