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Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting Details

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Working Title

FMD-O&M-Plumbing Shop

About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University.

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM On occasion, employee may be required to perform duties after hours (evenings and weekends) due to emergency situations or planned work. This position will also have a on-call rotation schedule.

Advertised Salary

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Location of Vacancy
Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Information

Classification Title
Skilled Craftsperson



Minimum Qualifications
Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
Minimum two years journeyman level plumbing experience.

Position Summary
This position involves skilled manual and technical work at the journeyman level in the installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing and heating systems. Work involves performance of skilled plumbing tasks in maintaining, repairing, and servicing a variety of fixtures and equipment. Routine maintenance, service, and repair work are performed independently. Assignments are normally received orally or through written work orders. Work is performed under the general supervision of a shop foreman, may on occasion involve the supervision of trades helpers, and may on occasion involve work beyond normal duty hours resulting from emergency or high priority work.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair steam and hot water boilers and associated system equipment.
  • Install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair building plumbing systems and components.
  • Read and understand oral and written instructions and to work from blueprints and sketches.
  • Understand and apply standard trade practices in performing work.
  • Prepare simple, clear and concise written description of work performed.

    Physical Demands

    • Lift (up to 75 lbs) stooping, crawling, standing, walking, climbing stairs, work with hands above head, work from a standard, and/or extended ladder and from scaffolding.
    • Work is performed in both buildings and outside and at times involves working while exposed to adverse weather conditions.

      Is driving a responsibility of this position?

      Is this a Position of Trust?

      Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

      Does this position require a P-Card?

      Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

      Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

      Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

      Credit and P-Card policy
      Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


      Repairs and inserts valves and ball cocks, packs faucets, repairs waste, sewage, and drainage pipes, replaces broken fixtures and installs new fixtures, caulks and packs joints.

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      Cleans out drains and obstructions in waste and sewage pipes.

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      Repairs broken valves, service pipes, and drinking fountains.

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      Operates pipe cutters, reamers, threading machines, sewer tapes, cables, and other plumbing tools and equipment.

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      Keeps records of work and repairs.

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      Performs related work as needed and other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Keywords: University of Georgia, Athens , PLUMBER, Professions , Athens, Georgia

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