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Journeyman, Plumber

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 6057

Title: Journeyman, Plumber

Department: Facilities Management

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Facilities Management

FLSA Classification: NE

Job Grade: 13

Grade Min: $47,731

Grade Mid: $57,277

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The Journeyman, Plumber performs maintenance repairs, renovations and fabrications of drain, water, vent, natural gas piping systems, and overall plumbing appurtenances.


  • Maintains, repairs, modifies, and fabricates all drains, water, vents, and all associated equipment and plumbing fixtures
  • Maintains, repairs, modifies, and fabricates delivery systems to include pumps, piping, tank, toilets, and urinals, and associated support equipment
  • Maintains, repairs, modifies, and fabricates natural gas piping from meter up to end device
  • Maintains, repairs, modifies, and fabricates drain/sewage from device to tie for the city and county
  • Maintains, repairs, modifies, and fabricates irrigation systems from the outlet of the water meter to the inlet of the irrigation control valve
  • Maintains and repairs PRV valves and appurtenances for tank level controls
  • Supervises the Plumber Apprentice
  • Pulls permits as required

Marginal Duties

  • Drives university vehicles to sights for scheduled work
  • Is on call 24 hours a day for all plumbing related incidents
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Full-time or Part-time Employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • May train and counsel subordinate(s). May provide feedback to a supervisor regarding other employees' performance but does not make hiring and dismissal recommendations.


Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related job experience


  • Must maintain a valid, current driver's license
  • Active State of Texas Journeyman Plumbing License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate's degree preferred
  • 10 years or more years experience in commercial

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of the commonly used tools in the plumbing trade


  • Basic computer skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Completed formal apprenticeship training and time required to obtain a "State of Texas Journeyman Plumbing License", Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners


  • Ability to identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions required for improvement or to make repairs;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Work is performed in an inside and outside environment

Physical Demands:

  • Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, or walking for prolonged periods of time, as well as for bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, jumping and climbing. Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Individual has moderate exposure to physical risks, including exposure to vibration, hazardous traffic conditions, a risk of electric shock, fumes, airborne particles, or oil
  • May work in a confined space, in high dangerous places, near moving mechanical parts, in inclement weather conditions, or in extreme temperatures
  • May have frequent exposure to potentially hazardous bodily fluids, and occasional exposure to potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents or chemicals
  • May be required to carry, push, pull, drag, or hold medium to heavy weight objects of up to 100lbs
  • Works overtime regularly

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Communicates Effectively

  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and with courtesy.
  • Carefully listens to customer or thoroughly reads correspondence, and uses good judgment to respond appropriately. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Communicates requests for further action or resources to appropriate individuals with tact.

Equipment Operation

  • Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.


  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

Student Success Indirect Support

  • Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
  • Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
  • Helps students build peer support networks.
  • Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Treats students with respect
  • Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.