Reporting to the Plumbing Foreman, the Lead Plumbing Technician performs plumbing-related mechanical work, including installations, alterations, repairs and general maintenance using applicable skills and knowledge. This position helps to maintain primary and secondary systems and related equipment, as well as supports other trades within the department. Supervises contractor labor.
Must be licensed by DPOR as a plumber. Demonstrated experience with installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing and mechanical systems working independently of supervision. Professional working knowledge and demonstrated experience in the use of tools and equipment used pertaining to the plumbing trade. Ability to respond to campus emergencies within 30 minutes. A valid driver's license is required.
DPOR licensure in other mechanical fields. DPOR master's license in plumbing preferred. Experience with technology in the submission of requisitions and timecards. Certifications in welding, OSHA (for example, trench safety, scaffolding, operating aerial lifts, asbestos, and HAZWOPER), DPOR Backflow Prevention Device Worker, and others related to trade. Commercial experience with steam pressurized delivery systems, converters, plate and frame heat exchangers, closed-loop systems, water chemistry, install RPZ's, domestic water distribution, suppression systems, pumps, valves, cooling towers, and a functional knowledge of electrical and HVAC systems. Experience reading and interpreting written instructions, blueprints, and schematic drawings.
Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Radford University is committed to creating and supporting a highly productive, diverse and qualified workforce. As one of the largest employers in the region, Radford University seeks employees who support teaching, research and the public service mission of the university.