Plumbing Systems Maintenance & Repair Technicia

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
09 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Work Unit

Trades Maintenance Services exist to support Facilities Management, Administration Services Division, and Colorado State University strategic plans. To provide, within the limit of its allocated resources, quality trades maintenance services, which includes all structural, mechanical, and electrical systems, and small construction project management. These services are to create and maintain an aesthetically pleasing and functional environment that meets or exceeds the University’s needs for instruction, research, and outreach.

The Plumbing/Pipe Fitting Shop provides quality services in order to maintain the campus buildings pumping and pipe fitting systems for the benefit of the University. The goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment conducive to the educational and research requirements of Colorado State University.

Working at CSU

Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation’s leading research universities. Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff.

CSU’s Commitment to Campus offers employees a healthy work-life balance through a wide variety of programs, discounts, and special benefits. This includes Employee Study Privilege (nine free credits per year available through CSU, CSU Global, CSU Online Plus, and University of Northern Colorado), Family Tuition Scholarship Program, Discounted Veterinary Care, Wellness Membership Discounts, Volunteers in Public Schools Leave Program, Athletic Ticket Discounts, and much more! Visit to learn more about working at CSU.

Position Summary

The Journeyman Plumber provides maintenance, repair and remodeling services on the campus plumbing systems. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, outside utilities (gas, water, sanitary and storm systems), swimming pools, building plumbing systems gas, water, sewer), deionized and distilled water, cross-connection and inspections.

Minimum Qualifications

Journeyman Plumbers license – State of CO, and three years of progressively responsible commercial plumbing experience.


Appropriate education will also substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year-basis.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Knowledge of plumbing systems.
  • UPC/IPC and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Demonstrated verbal and communication skills.
  • The ability to effectively provide customer service to a variety of customers including faculty, staff, students, and internal CSU departments.
  • Ability to interpret designs and layouts from mechanical drawings.
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish positive working relationships with team members and customers.
  • Prior experience leading or assisting less experienced plumbing and skilled trade workers.
    An approach to work that includes:
  • An eagerness to collaborate and share information with a variety of tradesmen.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adjust to changing work demands, priorities, and routines.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Plumbing Systems Maintenance and Repair Duty/Responsibility

  • Install, repair, replace, and maintain all potable water industrial and non-potable systems, sewage and drain systems, natural gas piping, deionized water, swimming pools, distilled water, and associated components or fixtures.
  • Perform code compliance review of both new construction and existing structures as necessary to meet the university’s mandate.
  • Inspect, maintain and repair installed plumbing systems to meet our standards and mission, and UPC or IPC.
  • Estimate labor and material costs.
  • Interpret designs and layouts from mechanical drawings.
  • Inspect installations to meet code compliance.

Percentage Of Time 40% Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Utilities Maintenance and Repair Duty/Responsibility

  • Perform planned maintenance, repairs, and testing of utility systems: water, gas, sewage distribution, storm drains, cathodic protection devices, backflow prevention and gas scoping.
  • Deionize and distill acid neutralization systems.

Percentage Of Time 30% Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Direct, Assist and Consult Duty/Responsibility

  • Direct/assist/lead skilled and lesser skilled plumbing tradesmen, non-tradesmen and hourly positions, when requested.
  • Consult with other units and provide training and instruction to produce optimum results.

Percentage Of Time 15% Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Athletic Water Systems and Special Events Duty/Responsibility

  • Operate, maintain and repair water systems for athletic and special events.

Note: This includes startup and shutdown of facilities as required to meet scheduled activities.

Percentage Of Time 5% Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Other Duties As Assiged Duty/Responsibility

  • Perform duties as assigned or requested to support the department and university initiatives.

Percentage Of Time 10% Application Details

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 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
  • For any assistance completing the application, please contact Ashley Harvey at or 970-491-3505.


  • Please check the Help link online at 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).

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical, Valid Driver’s License - Regular, Shift Work - May be required to work a rotating schedule to extend operational hours up to 12am. May be required to work weekend shifts as necessary., On-call Status - Able to respond to after hour calls, Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials 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.