Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Position Title:
Job Group:
Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Four years of experience in the trade, which may include an apprenticeship.
Preferred Qualifications:
State of Iowa Plumbing License
State of Iowa Backflow Certified
Experience in commercial plumbing
Job Description:

Facilities Planning and Management department is seeking qualified candidates for the Plumber position. Under general supervision, this position applies knowledge and skill at the journey level to install and repair piping, fixtures, appliances, laboratory equipment, and apparatus related to gas, air, steam, water, drainage systems, and heating and cooling systems.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is an organization that is dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of Iowa State University, one of the nation’s leading educational and agricultural institutes. But more importantly, FP&M is dedicated to their employees and enhancing the lives of each team member through opportunities both professionally and personally. FP&M is one of the largest departments on campus and currently employs over 450 full-time employees and students combined.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

• Installs and repairs sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters and softeners, garbage disposals, sprinkler systems, traps, valves, pumps, meters, coils, laboratory equipment, drains, including cleaning drains, and other related piping and equipment.

• Tests, installs, and maintains water distribution piping and control equipment, fire hydrants, backflow valves, and related distribution systems equipment.

• Draws layouts. Reads and interprets blueprints and drawings.

• Maintains records on equipment, inventory, and test reports on code compliant devices. Tracks materials and effort expended on each job assignment.

• May perform or assist in the performance of the duties of Pipefitter or Insulator.

• May provide technical support to Area Mechanics or student workers.

• Responds to calls for emergency repair services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, codes, OSHA rules, and safety precautions of the plumbing trade.

• Knowledge of laws, regulations, and codes relating to sanitation and repair of new and existing plumbing fixtures and systems and other apparatus.

• Knowledge of asbestos recognition and handling techniques.

• Skill in the use and maintenance of the tools of the plumbing trade safely and skillfully.

• Skill in performing maintenance, installation, and repair of plumbing apparatus.

• Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, and blueprints.

• Ability to maintain accurate records.

• Ability to routinely lift and move up to 50 pounds.

• Ability to use manual dexterity and eye coordination for repair tasks and ability to work in confined spaces.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Appointment Type:
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
Time Type:
Full time
Pay Grade:
Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Why Choose ISU?

Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans
• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)
• Life insurance and long-term disability
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellbeing program

Original Posting Date:
April 9, 2024
Posting Close Date:
June 19, 2024
Job Requisition Number:
R14443 ID:uDnQdo