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University of Utah Health Plumber in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for performing any plumbing-related mechanical work, including installations, alterations, repairs and general maintenance using journeyman-level plumbing skills and knowledge. The incumbent maintains water, sewer and gas lines including primary and secondary systems and related equipment. This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Services, repairs and maintains all types of control valves by removing, disassembling, inspecting and replacing worn or broken parts, if necessary, then reassembling and reinstalling.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on restrooms, water softeners, RO-DI pure water systems, 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 the proper materials to be used for the particular assignment at hand.

  • Remodels old plumbing systems and then constructs the new systems according to plan.

  • 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.

  • Hooks up individual components such as sinks, drains, taps and related equipment.

  • Installs, repairs and tests RP back flow prevention valves 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 used for humidification and sterilization.

  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions of the position as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills.

  • Ability to maintain the appropriate certifications.

  • Ability to interpret drawings, select materials and determine the most effective type of construction while ensuring that the work meets Utah codes and regulations.


Qualifications Licenses Required

  • One of the following

  • Licensed as a journeyman plumber in the State of Utah.

  • Current license to practice as a Master Plumber in the State of Utah.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Back Flow Tester, Gas System Operator and Medical Gases installer certification by a regulatory agency.

  • Licensed Water Purveyor skills.

  • CPO Certified Pool & Spa Operator skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves very physical work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. The position may involve moving heavy equipment and/or supplies. This position involves a variety of physical conditions, such as being exposed to extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, loud noises and other unusual elements.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of 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.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of 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, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.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:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

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

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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 Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 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 Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 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.

Requisition Number 47973
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Evening
Work Schedule Sun.-Mon. 2:00pm-10:30pm
Location Name University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? No
State UT
Department UUH CST 16F F&E CARP & KEY
Category Support Services (Facilities / Trades)