Pipe/Mech Trades, Facilities Plumbing

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
20 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

This work unit exists to provide plumbing, machining and welding repair and maintenance services to Main, South and Foothills campus.

Position Summary

The PMT III is responsible for the daily operation of Facilities Plumbing shop. The position plans, coordinates and directs the use of resources to ensure work performed is done in accordance with timelines, budgetary constraints, codes, specifications and /or agency standards, as well as performs some work in the field. This position works with to ensure code compliance with local, state and federal mandated rules and guidelines for backflow prevention, stormwater quality, and swimming pool operations.

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of skilled journey-level experience in the plumbing trade.

Master’s plumbing license.

Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Supervision or work lead experience.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing workloads (for self and others) and effectively delegating tasks.
  • Broad knowledge of plumbing operations, maintenance, and best practices.
  • Experience working with an integrated work management system to process/distribute work orders, track labor/materials, track inventory, purchasing, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience managing/forecasting budgets (shop/individual projects, materials/labor cost, etc.)
  • Demonstrated safe working habits.
  • Written communication skills.
  • Verbal and interpersonal skills that foster collaboration and partnerships.
  • Leadership skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing work priorities, projects, and schedules.
  • Attention to detail.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility

  • Function as the unit supervisor and develop, implement, and monitor long and short-term work unit business goals consistent with University and Facilities Mission Statements.
  • Incorporates maintenance projections, fiscal accountability, individual program plans and the development of training needs assessment into a comprehensive business plan.
  • Provides annual fiscal assessment of shop business programs.
  • Conduct annual review evaluations and setting goals for individual employees on an annual basis, reviews goal semiannually to confirm adherence at a comparable /conceptual level with predetermined performance criteria.
  • Help to define shop programs, and provides day-to-day guidance to employees in the delivery of services for programs such as planned maintenance, breakdown and minor repairs, audits and service and construction work (revenue) by determining the priority of each service responsibility on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis.
  • Use established database programs to assess maintenance backlog and project priorities as necessary.

Percentage Of Time 45% Job Duty Category Programmatic Management Duty/Responsibility

  • Develop and implement shop Program Plans that are core business functions.
  • Provide executive management information in regard to the analysis of expenditures, man-hours, and projections as part of the Program Plans.
  • Develop/revise and implement comprehensive Maintenance Plans based on programmatic responsibility from new and established business program plans. This includes plumbing systems, welding, steam fitting, swimming pool and spa management, and utilities.
  • Use FAMIS management system to assure that work orders are correctly developed and work is completed using the established process, which includes accounting streams, information management, updated equipment inventory, and maintenance/repair notes.
  • Ensure completion of work orders and audit work orders to maintain completion success rate.

Percentage Of Time 25% Job Duty Category Customer Services Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide services to customers and clients of Facilities Management in developing processes including specific measurements in order to provide services that meet their needs.
  • Tasks include controlled maintenance, audit program, drawing review, utility outages, test/verification, and commissioning of control systems, provide estimates, and establishes controlled maintenance protocol.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Other Duties as Assigned Duty/Responsibility

Other duties as assigned

Percentage Of Time 10%

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from humanresources@colostate.edu. In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at https://jobs.colostate.edu


  • Please check the Help link online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/help/ for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.