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Location:Austin, TX
Company:The University of Texas at Austin
First posted:March 12, 2020


Job Posting Title:

Plumber - Pipe Fitter


Hiring Department:

Project Management and Construction Services


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Description:

To provide skilled safe journeyman level installations of plumbing and piping system for the university community. Needs to be able to install plumbing systems to state codes. Needs to have the certifications to weld and install campus piping systems properly and safely.


Job Details:

General Notes

Please visit our website at (please use the apply button below) to learn more about PMCS.

Please visit our Human Resources (HR) website at (please use the apply button below) to learn more about the total benefits and compensation offered when you join our team at UT Austin.

Additional Indirect Compensation for this position (not all-inclusive, please see HR website)

  • Up to 7.5% employer matching contribution to Teacher Retirement System (TRS)
  • Basic medical package is 100% employer-paid coverage for employee
  • Optional medical insurance for employees dependents - up to 50% employer paid
  • Optional dental, vision, and term life insurance for employees and dependents
  • Paid holiday time off each year; state legislature determines the number of holidays
  • 12 days of paid vacation time off per year for new employees (increases with longevity, see HR website)
  • 12 days of paid sick leave per year (see HR website)
  • Staff Tuition Assistance Program
  • Access to Recreation & Health Facilities

Selection made by committee and hiring supervisor based on review of online applications and results of personal interviews.

Some evening, weekend, and holiday work required.


  • Installs equipment for water, air, gas, sewer lines and related systems. Cuts and threads, brazes and solders pipe. Plans layout and installation, and selects pipe sizes and types with related materials, such as supports, hangers and hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications. Connects water, steam, natural gas and related systems and checks for safety. Isolates valves for steam, water, and other gases/liquids.  Installs steam and condensate equipment such as traps, valves, piping, etc.
  • Work in conjunction with other trades in support of systems on campus. Provide team support in maintenance and operation of shop. Support zone maintenance and other departments in repair of mechanical systems, including after-hours work for projects.   Occasionally supports other trades with mechanical-shop related assignments, including but not limited to, insulating, sheet metal fabrication, and other related project activities such as incidental furniture moves, appliance setups, etc
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and test plumbing systems, including backflow prevention devices, if so licensed. Cut and bore holes in structures, such as bulkheads, decks, walls, and mains, prior to pipe installation, using hand and power tools.
  • Read, understand, and work from blueprints, specifications, standards, and or written and verbal instructions with or without direct supervision. Inspect completed work for compliance with construction documents, and regulatory building and safety codes. 
  • Clean and maintain all equipment and work areas. Inform appropriate personnel of unusual conditions, problems or deficiencies and take appropriate action. Identifies and report safety hazards. Clean, sharpen, and adjust tools. Maintain and properly secure shop, tools, equipment, and vehicles. Maintain a clean and safe work environment in shop and at job site. 
  • Complete work orders using automated program systems.  Keep accurate computer and paper-based records, such as equipment inventories, maintenance logs, estimates, outage requests, daily labor reports, weekly time sheets, etc.
  • Drive a UT Vehicle to and from job sites to deliver personnel, equipment, and materials. Drive off-campus to purchase and pickup materials and equipment for projects. Maintain an acceptable driving record as required by UT System Policy UTS157.

Required Qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Three years journey-level experience in commercial or industrial plumbing, pipefitting, or steam-fitting with emphasis on interior renovations. Current license as journey-level plumber from Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Licensed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as backflow prevention assembly tester or ability to obtain that license within one year of hire. Certified pipe welder. Demonstrated experience with black iron, cast iron, copper, stainless, glass, and plastic pipe for laboratories and other specialized facility applications. Demonstrated ability to produce quality work from drawings, specifications, construction standards, and written or verbal instructions with or without direct supervision. Basic computer skills; word processing, email, and Internet. Commitment to rules regarding customer service, job performance, and job-site safety. Texas Class "C" driver's license or ability to obtain one 30 days after becoming a Texas resident. Must provide 3-year driving record to establish acceptable driving status. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Associates degree or graduation from vocational or technical training related to plumbing, pipefitting, or mechanical renovation or construction. More than five years journey-level experience in commercial or industrial environment. Experience working in a large university, commercial, or industrial physical plant environment. Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and communicate with building clients, stakeholders, co-workers, and supervisors in a team environment. 

Driving Required

This job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range

$49,075 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • Uniforms or PPE
  • All weather conditions
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Chemical fumes
  • Standard office
  • Biohazards
  • Chemicals
  • Electrical/Mechanical
  • Keyboard
  • Manual dexterity
  • Climbing of stairs
  • Climbing of ladders
  • Lifting and moving

Work Shift

Some evening, weekend, and holiday work required.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin 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. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The universitys company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2019 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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