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Apply now Job no: 497547
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: University Staff

Working Title: Plumber
Official Title: Plumber
Employment Class: University Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $38.19 - $39.44
Terms of Employment: Full time, continuous
Position Summary: The Journey/Master Plumber position provides plumbing service to the entire University community – repair, preventive maintenance and modification to existing fixtures and systems; installation of new equipment and systems. Must be a licensed Journey Plumber or licensed Master Plumber by the State of Wisconsin. A Journey level plumber will be required to secure a Master’s license within one year of appointment. A WI driver’s license is required and must be authorized to drive a University vehicle upon appointment.
This position will function as a member of the Facilities Management Maintenance team providing customer service 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, co-workers, other departments, and University staff. This position may occasionally be asked to work hours in in excess of the normal shift (7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday-Friday) and after hour call-ins. Must pass a pre-work screen to ensure the ability to perform essential physical functions of the position.

A. Provision of Installation, Maintenance, Repair, and Modification

1. Repair valves of all types (shower, automatic mixing, check, toilet flush, gate and ball).

2. Replace sprinkler heads.

3. Install and repair vacuum breakers.

4. Install, repair, and test back-flow prevent valves.

5. Repair plumbing fixtures and equipment that relate to food preparation equipment.

6. Install and repair chemical resistant pipes and fittings.

7. Rod-out all types of drain lines, sewer lines, water traps, etc.

8. Replace and repair all leaking or faulty water, drain, sewer, and vent lines.


B. Plumbing Construction

1. Assemble and install air, gas, and water and waste disposal systems.

2. Melt and caulk lead joints according to existing code.

3. Install copper, galvanized, PVC, and chemical resistant pipes, fittings, etc.

4. Install gas, water, sanitary fixtures and equipment.

5. Install hot water heaters.

6. Install air and gas lines.

7. Install venting, drain fittings and connections.

8. Install special equipment (ice making equipment, drink dispensing equipment).


C. Preventive Maintenance

1. Remove and drain outside water meters for the winter season.

2. Drain and blow out water outside lines.

3. Test, repair, and clean gate valves for emergency showers and eye washers.

4. Check and service fire stand pipe valves.

5. Rebuild faucets, shower valves, mixing valves, and any other associated water dispensing valves.

6. Test and rebuild back-flow valves on an annual basis. Complete paperwork to assure state records and regulations.


D. Other duties as assigned

1. Operate, maintain, and supply salt, chemicals, etc. for building water chemical treatment systems.

2. Assist maintenance staff.

3. Perform emergency, overtime, and call-in work as required to repair and maintain campus plumbing systems.

4. Miscellaneous other duties.

Required: Must be a licensed journey or master plumber by the State of Wisconsin. A journey level plumber will be required to secure a master’s license within one year of appointment.
Work experience with the tools, equipment, materials, methods and practices of the plumbing trade.
Thorough knowledge of state plumbing codes.
Through knowledge of major types of plumbing installations, common and unusual breakdowns, and standard repair procedures.
Through knowledge of the safety requirements, state code and general orders of the Department of Commerce, and of the laws relating to sanitation and public health.
Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazard and safety precautions of the plumbing trade.
Ability to read, interpret, and work from plans, blueprints, drawings, and sketches.
Ability to perform physical labor including heavy lifting, bending, stooping, twisting, and other motions.
Preferred: Reduced pressure back flow preventer tester license.
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 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:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by January 17th 2020 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 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, or call UWO’s Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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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.

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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