University of Utah Health Care

  • Plumber

    Requisition Number
    Employment Type
    Work Schedule
    Mon.-Fri., 7:00am-3:30pm
    Location Name
    University of Utah Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Support Services (Facilities / Trades)
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position is responsible for performing any plumbing-related mechanical work, including installations, alterations, repairs and general maintenance using journeyman-level plumbing skills and knowledge. The incumbent maintains water, sewer and gas lines including primary and secondary systems and related equipment.

    This position is not responsible for providing patient care.


    • Services, repairs and maintains all types of control valves by removing, disassembling, inspecting and replacing worn or broken parts, if necessary, then reassembling and reinstalling.
    • Performs preventive maintenance on restrooms, water softeners, RO-DI pure water systems, pump stations, annual surveys (cathodic-gas leak) and related piping systems.
    • Identifies and resolves plumbing problems by repairing or replacing pipes, fittings, valves, plugged drains, faucets, toilet repairs, etc.
    • Determines the proper materials to be used for the particular assignment at hand.
    • Remodels old plumbing systems and then constructs the new systems according to plan.
    • Installs rough in and finish work for new construction by installing main sewers, manholes, storm drains, acid waste, compressed air, vacuum, natural gas, fire hydrants and water distribution trunk lines.
    • Hooks up individual components such as sinks, drains, taps and related equipment.
    • Installs, repairs and tests RP back flow prevention valves and vacuum breakers on equipment and double checks valves on all potable water connections as required by the IPC code and Utah rules and regulations.
    • Performs assigned preventive maintenance checks on valves, pumps, water heaters, dilution tanks and other operating equipment.
    • Maintains swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas, and related equipment and provides accurate water treatment care.
    • May install, maintain and repair medical gas systems such as oxygen, breathing air, patient vacuum, waste anesthetic vacuum, etc.
    • May install, maintain and repair steam distribution systems used for humidification and sterilization.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions of the position as outlined above.
    • Demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills.
    • Ability to maintain the appropriate certifications.
    • Ability to interpret drawings, select materials and determine the most effective type of construction while ensuring that the work meets Utah codes and regulations.



    Licenses Required

    • One of the following
      • Licensed as a journeyman plumber in the State of Utah.
      • Current license to practice as a Master Plumber in the State of Utah.

    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)


    • Back Flow Tester, Gas System Operator and Medical Gases installer certification by a regulatory agency.
    • Licensed Water Purveyor skills.
    • CPO Certified Pool & Spa Operator skills.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves very physical work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. The position may involve moving heavy equipment and/or supplies. This position involves a variety of physical conditions, such as being exposed to extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, loud noises and other unusual elements.
    • We are University of Utah Health.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Climbing, Crawling, Lifting, Manual Dexterity, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking


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