Job Requisition Number: 23842. Facilities Services is comprised of eight units which include: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Customer Service Center, Engineering and Technical Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations, Shops, and People’s Park. Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. The Fire Life Safety and Preventative Maintenance group focuses on testing, inspecting, and repairing campus building's fire sprinkler systems and backflow preventers. They also provide support for preventative maintenance of various plumbing systems in campus buildings. This position requires advanced knowledge of testing, installation, maintenance and repair of fire sprinkler systems. Management of shop work orders, assigning work orders to shop staff, monitoring and inspecting completed shop work orders where required.
TRADE EXPERTISE AND PROBLEM SOLVING Responsibilities include: physical repair of campus buildings including research labs and animal facilities. Tasks routinely performed include the following: Specification of appropriate materials as needed for each job. Coordination of work with other shops in buildings, classrooms, research labs and animal facilities. Reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and instructions for assembling and installing materials for each job. Knowledge of all processes and procedures utilized by each individual shop. Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, work with manufacturer representatives and technical support. Maintain working knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and software through training and reading. Service, troubleshoot and repair all trade related equipment and other systems. Provide the end user with application information and technical support when needed. Coordinate warranty repairs when required. Installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of plumbing systems, fittings, and fixtures on campus buildings and facilities. Understanding and planning the methods and procedures required to complete installation and repair work on campus piping systems, including underground utilities, and in high-rise buildings. Prepare isometric drawings in detail showing measurements and materials with information obtained from blueprints and verbal instructions. Fabricate a wide variety of campus piping systems and related components. Install and repair campus utilities and academic research systems as follows, but not limited to: gas lines, gas heating systems, sewer & storm systems, vent systems, acid-waste systems, water lines, backflow prevention systems, fire systems, and other components. The ability to lift and maneuver up to 75 pound objects safely, the ability to work safely on ladders and in small spaces within the campus environment. Coordinate appropriate repairs with other trades at Facilities Services. Work with other trades to maintain all buildings in a good working order.
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES Interact with UC shop personnel. Balance MOP and recharge responsibilities as directed by management. Duties include using the Work Order Scheduling Program to schedule and dispatch work requests. Check completed jobs for accuracy and perform timekeeping duties. Consult supervisor/or project superintendents who administer requirements and standards for modification projects. Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner. Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences. Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent. Obtain materials and equipment when requested. Maintain records of materials ordered, utilized and billed to others.
SAFETY Adhere to all University and departmental safety guidelines. Attend job-related and safety training as required. Schedule and document monthly shop safety and craft meetings.
OTHER Perform other duties as assigned.• Must have completed a five year plumbing apprenticeship program or equivalent. • Employee must possess five years journeyman experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex. • Must have AWWA backflow license or get a license within six (6) months of hire. • Must have Fire Sprinkler license or get a license within six (6) months of hire. • Education and training in plumbing can be through documented experience and/or professional development through an accredited college or university. • Must be able to interpret complicated plumbing drawings and good understanding of latest plumbing national codes. • Must be able to work in confined spaces (sewers, manholes, crawlspaces, and under floors). • Must be able to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation. • Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on call, rotating swing shift, watch and holidays. • Adhere to Facilities Services’ work rules and Code of Conduct. • Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions. • C16 Contractors license or Journeyman Fire Sprinkler Fitter credentials preferred but not required.Skill and ability to operate pipe machines, drills, sewer cleaning equipment, grinders and other hand and/or power tools needed to perform skilled related job tasks. • Demonstrated ability to join dissimilar metals using the proper methods, techniques and materials. • Ability to work in confined spaces (sewers, manholes, crawlspaces, and under floors) and to gain access to areas that normally require stairs and ladders to perform job tasks. • Must possess knowledge and ability to utilize the Work Order Scheduling Program to manage and assign shop work orders. • Must possess knowledge to utilize correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific tasks and projects by applying thorough knowledge of codes and the skills of a craftsperson. • Extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of trade specific tasks and systems. • Experience in commercial, institutional and computerized repair and maintenance systems. • Must have the ability to operate all machinery and state-of-the-art-tools needed to perform skilled related job tasks. • Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation. • Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a diverse multi-cultural environment. • Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements. • Ability to read information from equipment manufacturers manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, draft diagrams and schematics and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform. • Knowledge of relevant building codes, DHI Standards, ADA Regulations, Fire Codes and University Accessibility guidelines. • Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio. • Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner. This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Skilled Crafts Unit (KB) between the University of California and the Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council (ACBCTC). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/kb/index.html
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