Job Information

University of Utah Plumber in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/18/2023

Requisition Number PRN36681B

Job Title Plumber

Working Title Plumber

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 7:30AM – 4:00PM.

VP Area President

Department 01747 - PRESIDENT'S DISTRICT

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $31.00 - $33.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Performs any plumbing-related mechanical work, including installations, alterations, repairs and general maintenance using journeyman level plumbing skills and knowledge. Maintains water, sewer and gas lines including primary and secondary systems and related equipment.



This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Job Responsibilities

  • Services, repairs, and maintains all control valves by removing, disassembling, inspecting, and replacing worn/broken parts, if necessary, and reassembling and reinstalling.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on restrooms, water softeners, RO-DI pure water systems, swimming pools, pump stations, annual surveys (cathodic-gas leak), and related piping systems.
  • Identifies and resolves plumbing problems by repairing or replacing pipes, fittings, valves, plugged drains, faucets, toilet repairs, etc.
  • Determines proper materials for the assignment so that equipment and materials are matched properly for the application.
  • Remodel old plumbing systems, prepare a bill of materials needed, and then construct the new systems according to plan to use appropriate equipment.
  • Installs rough-in and finish work for new construction by installing main sewers, manholes, storm drains, acid waste, compressed air, vacuum, natural gas, fire hydrants, and water distribution trunk lines and later hooking up individual components such as sinks, drains, taps, and related equipment.
  • Installs, repairs, and tests RP backflow preventers and vacuum breakers on equipment and double-checks valves on all potable water connections as required by the IPC code and Utah rules and regulations.
  • Performs assigned preventive maintenance checks on valves, pumps, water heaters, dilution tanks, and other operating equipment.
  • Maintains swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas, and related equipment and provides accurate water treatment care.
  • May install, maintain, and repair medical gas systems such as oxygen, breathing air, patient vacuum, waste anesthetic vacuum, etc.
  • May install, maintain, and repair steam distribution systems for humidification and sterilization.
  • May be responsible for the performance and training of a plumber apprentice.
  • May be required to be on a weekly on-call schedule 24-7 on a weekly rotation to perform emergency repairs at odd hours and during weekends as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

A Journeyman licensure and Back Flow Tester certification by the University and involved state agency or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required; and demonstrated human relation and effective communications skills. Licensed Water Purveyor skills are preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.