Select Page



Steamfitter

Apply now Job no: 497452
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: University Staff

Working Title: Steamfitter
Official Title: Steamfitter
Employment Class: University Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $38.19 - $39.44
Terms of Employment: Full time, Continuous
Position Summary:

This journey-level Steamfitter position provides steam and building controls service to the entire University community – install, repair, maintain and remodel steam distribution and condensate return systems (including high and low-pressure piping, reducing stations, valves, operators, traps, strainers); troubleshoot, repair, and replace all natural gas and propane systems; perform gas and arc welding, high temperature brazing, silver soldering and low temperature soft soldering applications; install, repair, maintain and remodel heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment; will use the Johnson Controls Metasys system to monitor, test, analyze data, adjust, repair, and install heating, ventilating, air conditioning, components and systems.


Must be a licensed journey-level steamfitter by the State of Wisconsin or claim work experience equivalent to that required for successful completion of an apprenticeship (8000 hours). Upon appointment must be certified to weld black iron pipe using 6010 and 7018. Possession of a Wisconsin and Federal license for handling refrigerant (the Federal license must be one of a universal classification) is required within one year of appointment. Must have a valid WI driver’s license and be authorized to drive a university vehicle.


This position will function as a member of the Facilities Management Maintenance team (Plumbers, Electricians, and Facilities Maintenance Specialists) providing customer service and relations to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community. Employees are expected to be flexible in the performance of their job functions and to communicate openly with supervisors and co-workers, other departments, and University staff. This position may occasionally be asked to work hours in excess of the normal shift (7:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday) and after-hour call-ins. Must pass a pre-work screen to ensure the ability to perform essential physical functions of the position.

Responsibilities

A. Steam distribution and condensate return systems

1. Install, repair, maintain and remodel steam distribution and condensate return systems to include high and low-pressure piping, reducing stations, valves, operators, traps, strainers, etc.

2. Maintain steam pits and equipment: steam traps, expansion joints (both packing and lubrication) sump pumps and high and low pressure valves on steam and condensate lines.

3. Troubleshoot any or all campus steam operating or steam producing equipment to ensure smooth and proper operation for uninterrupted service to the campus.

4. Read and interpret building and heating system plans, blueprints, drawings and sketches.

5. Measure, thread and install black iron threaded pipe and associated fittings.

 

B. Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning

1. Install, repair, maintain and remodel heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment to include: Window air conditioners, Split system air conditioners, Centrifugal chillers from 150-1400 ton, Reciprocating compressors – tin can hermetic and repairable semi hermetic units; evacuate and recharge refrigerant.

2. Troubleshoot pneumatic controls; calibrate, repair or replace; calibrate new installations.

3. Maintain, repair and install electronic/electrical control systems.

4. Repair or replace coils or heat exchanging units, associated valves, dampers or controls connected to units.

5. Repair or replace supply, return and exhaust fans, bearings, belts, filters, etc.

6. Operate the JC Metasys energy management system to monitor and maintain building temperatures. 7. Test and treat hot and chilled water closed loop systems.

 

C. Gas and arc welding, high temperature brazing, silver soldering and low temperature soft soldering 1. Certified to arc weld black iron, stainless and galvanized piping using 6010 and 7018.

2. Perform high temperature brazing and silver-soldering using silphos15 and silver solder 45 to fuse copper, copper to steel and stainless, cutting and fitting black iron pipe using an oxy-acetylene torch.

3. Weld aluminum metal with both mig and tig techniques (e.g. light poles, food service equipment).

4. Fabricate structural steel for hangers, brackets and rack systems using black iron, aluminum, galvanized metal and stainless steel.

5. Use low temperature soldering techniques for uses within 50/50, camfield and stay-brite 8 solders; assure leak proof joints with drip-free solder joints.

 

D. Natural gas and propane systems

1. Install, troubleshoot and repair: Furnaces – forced air, Hot water/steam boilers, Ovens – grills, Deep fryers and associated baker/food service equipment, Bunsen burners, gas valves, manual and automatic energized valves, Gas powered generators.

2. Repair and replace piping associated with the above equipment.

 

E. Miscellaneous Duties

1. Complete work orders and paper work in a timely manner.

2. Update and redraw plans, blueprints, and sketches as remodel or replacement of equipment takes place.

3. Provide HVAC assistance to other maintenance staff.

4. Attend seminars, classes, and schools appropriate to this field. 5. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications  
Required: • Must be a licensed journey steamfitter by the State of Wisconsin or claim work experience equivalent to that required for successful completion of an apprenticeship (8000 hours).
• Upon appointment must be a certified welder to weld black iron pipe using 6010 and 7018.
• Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license and be authorized to drive a University vehicle upon appointment.
• Ability to perform physical labor including: heavy lifting (75 lbs), bending, stooping, twisting, and other motions.
• Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges to complete job assignments.
• Must pass a criminal background investigation.
Preferred: • Work experience with the tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of the steamfitter trade.
• Work experience with the state steamfitter codes.
• Work experience with the major types of steamfitter installations, common and unusual breakdowns, and standard repair procedures.
• Work experience with HVAC controls – pneumatic, electric and DDC which operate large building air handling units.
• Knowledge of the safety requirements, state codes, and general orders of the Department of Commerce, and of laws relating to public health.
• Work experience reading, interpreting, and working from plans, blueprints, drawings, and sketches.
• Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the steamfitter trade.
• Experience operating the Johnson Controls Metasys system to monitor and control HVAC units.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Resume and contact information for 3 professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at recruitment@uwosh.edu or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by November 27, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact afaction@uwosh.edu or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see https://uwosh.edu/police/, or call UWO’s Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.

 

Advertised: Central Standard Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More


Work type

Locations

Categories


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Contact Us

recruitment@uwosh.edu

920-424-1166


Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or afaction@uwosh.edu.