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The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management (FM) is seeking a Pipefitter who will be responsible for applying knowledge and skill at the journey level to install and repair piping, fixtures, appliances and appurtenances related to steam, water and drainage systems, and performing other duties related to incidental thereto. This position is scheduled to work: Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm. The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 12 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/fpsm. Pay grade 11. Duties to include:


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:


1.     Installs and repairs sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters and softeners and garbage disposals; install and repairs radiators, convectors, autoclaves, traps, valves, pumps, meter, and related piping and equipment.


2.     Installs heating and cooling coils, traps and refrigeration piping. 


3.     Installs and maintains water and steam distribution piping and control equipment; fire hydrants and related distribution system equipment; installs and maintains sanitary and storm sewer systems.


4.     Draws layouts, and reads and interprets blueprints and drawings.

5.    Performs general sheet metal work as required.

6.   Welds using arc, gas, heliarc and spot welding techniques.


7.    Assists in directing the work of apprentices.


About Facilities Management:


Facilities Management (FM) is a service unit of approximately 700 employees who work behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, serving the University of Iowa as stewards of our beautiful Iowa City campus. FM staff coordinate campus master planning, manage design & construction, maintain & clean the buildings & grounds, and provide utilities management.


The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.



Minimum Eligibility Requirements:


·    Four years of experience in the trade, including apprenticeship.


Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Merit job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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