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Service Plumber

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Facilities, Skilled Craft/Trade

Under direction of the Manager of Mechanical Services and Lead Plumber for the Department of Facilities Services (Facilities), and in collaboration with your colleagues, maintenance plumber performs installation, repair, and maintenance of plumbing systems, fixtures, and related devices throughout campus facilities. Collaborate with Facilities and other University departments to initiate and deliver high quality projects in a timely manner.


  • Manage materials, parts, and equipment, including inventory tracking, record keeping, product research, and supply procurement. Assist with the project delivery process including preparation of programs, estimates, budgets, schedules, status reports, and other relevant documentation. Monitor all work, equipment, and systems for compliance with plans and specifications, applicable codes, industry standards, best practices, and Pepperdine standards.
  • Identify and address issues in need of attention and generate work orders accordingly. Accurately record and report all work performed indicating the time and materials expended. Perform regular administrative tasks such as maintaining files, processing paperwork, entering data, and monitoring systems. Assist department in successfully meeting long-range objectives. Maintain required trade-specific training and certifications and obtain further training as needed. You may be required to pull plumbing permits, supervise and sign off on work performed by Pepperdine employees. Participate in staff improvement including training programs. Collaborate with vendors and contractors as required. Assist other trades (electrical and mechanical) with tasks as needed.
  • Ensure effective communication and coordination among all internal and external project participants and stakeholders. Coordinate project activities with University departments such as Design and Construction, Public Safety, Information Technology, Regulatory Affairs, Events, and University administrators to ensure that all parties are well-informed and that work proceeds on schedule with minimal impact to University operations. Research, prepare, and present information and reports as requested. Participate in continuous departmental and PM process improvements. Maintain tools, trucks, equipment, and a clean work area. Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Oversee and perform troubleshooting, installation, repairs, and Preventative Maintenance (PM) programs for plumbing equipment including faucets, grease traps, flush valves, sinks, water heaters, commodes, drinking fountains, domestic water heater circulation pumps, backflow prevention devices, valves, sewer pipelines, water meters, and related devices.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Graduation from high school or its equivalent is required. Minimum three (3) years of paid experience in plumbing work for a reputable licensed plumbing contractor is required. Competency using tools and operating equipment of the trade such as handheld power tools, motorized snakes, pipe threading, piping inspection tools, sewage pumps, power washers, and torches is required. Strong English written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. Must consistently project a professional demeanor and positive attitude, and be able to effectively and professionally communicate with University administrators and project clients. Broad technical knowledge of practices, principles, and techniques in the plumbing field and industry standard PM processes is required. Analytical and problem solving skills to successfully resolve issues is required. The ability to understand plans, design specifications, and manufacturers' instructions and recommendations to ascertain the configuration of plumbing equipment and components, ensure their proper installation, and remedy issues is required. Basic computer skills and competency with Microsoft Office is required.

Preferred: California certified plumber or ability to readily obtain license preferred. Journey-level Plumber Certification preferred. Experience and technical knowledge of practices, principles, and techniques in the electrical field and / or carpentry is desirable. Experience with computerized maintenance management software, such as TMA, is preferred.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical and a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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