To support campus-wide maintenance activities and assist other Facilities Services groups achieving the departments mission to provide proactive, professional, and cost effective and customer oriented services.
The Lead Plumber is a highly skilled position with knowledge, experience and skills that can not only perform all functions of the plumber’s job but acts as a lead to other plumbers and other skilled trades involved in assigned projects.
90% of time
Responsible for the maintenance, operation and installation of plumbing systems, fixtures and equipment including but not limited to domestic water, sanitary, sanitary lift stations, grease traps, storm, natural gas, steam, irrigation systems, compressed air and laboratory gases.
Manages work performed by outside contractors for adherence to plans and specifications as well as all federal, state and local codes.
Writes specifications for repairs and new construction.
Researches methods and materials required to complete assigned tasks.
Responds to routine and emergency calls for repairs and service.
Planning and project management of assigned projects.
Train and direct the work of other plumbers and skilled trades
10% of time
Assist other skill trades in daily activities and renovation projects.
<1% of time
During times of unusually high workloads in other Facilities Services groups, duties may include assisting grounds, moving/set-up or housekeeping.
Education / Experience:
Associates Degree or two years of trade school training or equivalent experience plus a minimum of ten years' experience in plumbing. Plumbing, pesticide and backflow licenses are required. Certification in welding is required. Must have valid NYS driver's license.
Competencies / Skills:
High level of knowledge of construction and remodeling trades, practices, procedures, techniques, tools, equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, cost control and safety.
High level of knowledge and skills in all facets of plumbing trades and applicable codes.
Knowledgeable in all applicable codes, standards and regulations.
Project management of assigned projects requiring coordination and providing direction to other trades.
Conceptualize, design, cost estimate, schedule, develop bill of materials for assigned projects.
Ability to draw appropriate sketches to communicate details to other skilled trades
Develop a multi-discipline project schedule and coordinate trades.
Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material take-offs and cost estimates.
Safely operate and maintain all hand and power tools required to accomplish assignments.
Ability to effectively organize work to effectively perform job function.
Train and direct the work of other Plumber and skilled trades
Supervision of Employees:
Supervision of other skilled trade staff and unskilled workers may be required
Physical and Mental Demands:
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Normal sitting, standing, bending and walking throughout the day.
Good mechanical ability.
Occasional heavy lifting up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to carry and climb ladders.
Must be comfortable working on a lift truck up to 70 ft. in the air.
Must be comfortable on roofs, confined or small spaces.
Must be able to handle stress when workload peaks and changing priorities.
Must be willing to be on call on a rotating basis. Call-ins may also occur at any time and every reasonable effort must be made to respond. Overtime may occur on short notice, especially during emergencies, special projects and special college functions.
Must be self-motivated and have the ability to perform duties without assistance and minimum supervision.
Ability to think through clearly amid changing priorities and circumstances.
Maintain professional attitude and demeanor in difficult situations.
Ability to multitask in a very busy work environment.
Exercise sound judgment.
Must be able to get along in a positive way with all members of the campus community.
7a-3:30p Sunday – Thursday OR 11a-7p Monday – Friday
It is the policy of St. John Fisher College to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the College has employees.
The College does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 1852
About St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. We are committed to enriching the work, teaching and life experiences for all faculty and staff, in support of the College’s mission. Human Resources is dedicated to providing high quality service with a true sense of personal value for all faculty, staff and their families and consistently meeting or exceeding expectations in all human capital disciplines. Mission: St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.