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Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) is part of the Division of Student Affairs under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of RSSP. RSSP provides student housing, residential life programs, self-operated dining services for undergraduate and graduate students and their families, and child care services for students, faculty, and staff; it also conducts a year-round conference business, operates eleven campus restaurants, and manages twenty- six faculty apartments. The Central Maintenance, Design, and Minor Capital Projects units provide a comprehensive group of services to all units within RSSP. These services include performing or managing all building trades and related maintenance services, performing interior design services, space planning, renovation project planning and management services, major maintenance, minor capital planning and project management for RSSP.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 08/16/2023.
Installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of plumbing systems, fittings, and fixtures, on campus and RSSP buildings and facilities.
Understanding and planning the methods and procedures required to complete installation and repair work on piping systems, including underground and in high-rise buildings.
Prepares isometric drawings in detail showing measurements and materials with information obtained from blueprints and verbal instructions.
Fabricates a wide variety of campus piping systems and related components.
Installs and repairs Campus plumbing systems as follows, but not limited to: gas lines, domestic water heating systems, sewer systems, vent systems, acid-waste systems, water lines, backflow prevention systems, and other components.
Demonstrates the ability to join similar and dissimilar metals using the proper methods, techniques and materials.
Demonstrates at all times, good communication skills with management, campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multi-cultural environment.
Execute all job assignments in a timely manner.
Works from drawings or prepares project drawings in detail showing measurements, materials, other required information using information from building blueprints, verbal instructions, and other information.
Perform planned and emergency maintenance, inspections, test operations, troubleshooting and documentation of work performed.
Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, rotating swing shift and holidays.
Work is subject to inspection while in progress and upon completion.
As required, handles hazardous waste and will be responsible to safely handle, properly contain and label, and follow appropriate emergency procedures as they relate to hazardous waste materials.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Performs all work while conforming with EH&S health and safety policies, OSHA and other applicable federal, state and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention policies, RSSP policies and procedures and University of California's policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct, IIPP (Safety and Health Procedures), Hazardous Materials Communications Program, Health and Safety Manual, as well as any other document authorized by the RSSP management to have bearing on employee safety and conduct.
General pipe fitting; utilizing all hand tools including brazing, copper, soldering copper fitting, and connecting pipes with threaded, caulked, soldered, brazed, fused, and cemented joints and hand tools.
Applied knowledge of system operations.
Follow specifications on isometric drawings to fabricate and install piping.
Perform residential service calls that include faucets, tub and shower valves, hot water heaters, drain repairs, sum-pumps.
Must have served four-year apprenticeship or equivalent work experience
Must have been employed as a journey-level plumber/pipefitter for a minimum of 4 years.
Must have a thorough knowledge of local, state, plumbing codes and plumbing standards.
Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings.
Desired qualifications include bachelor's degree in business administration, construction management, engineering; possession of an engineer's license, contractor's license, journey level status in a trade.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) non-exempt career position, which is paid hourly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $64.80 (Step 1).
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.