Plumber and Steamfitter

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Plumber and Steamfitter
Classification Title Plumber and Steamfitter
Posting Number C1700048
Employer State
Appointment Type
Appointment Term Permanent
Position Type Non-Competitive Classified
Temporary Until
Salary Grade SG12

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

Incumbent must have a working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing and steam fitting trade. Must be proficient in the understanding and application of relevant plumbing codes and be able to read/interpret blue prints for plumbing and HVAC systems. Responsibilities will include: installation of plumbing systems; planning and layout of piping systems and new fixture installation; repair of plumbing and steam systems including troubleshooting plumbing and heating systems/equipment using BMS systems. Candidate must be able to supervise/lead other plumber/steamfitters as well as semi-skilled and unskilled employees in small group projects.

Successful candidates in the position must be able to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and the campus community. This position may require you to work in a team so the candidate should have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. The candidate must possess and have proven positive customer service skills; must also possess good listening skills and be able to understand and follow written and/or oral instructions. Since the activities of other employees depend upon the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.

Incumbent of this position must be willing and able to respond to after hour calls resulting from equipment and system failures that may arise at any time of day or any day of the week. The incumbent may be required to work during adverse weather conditions to ensure continuous operation of all plumbing and HVAC systems.

This position requires traveling within and between campuses. A valid license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS is preferred, or candidate should otherwise demonstrate his/her capacity to meet the transportation needs of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of NYS two-year Plumber & Steamfitter Traineeship or NYS two-year plumbing training program; OR successful completion of any equivalent plumbing two-year training or apprenticeship program;* OR four (4) years of full-time experience in plumbing under a skilled journey level plumber which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training in plumbing or training gained by completion of technical courses in plumbing at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year for year basis.

*Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade specific class room instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. Course work must be completed with an average of C or better. Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on the job training.

Preferred Qualifications

Certifications earned, completed relevant training, or other documentation that illustrates depth in this trade. Experience with Building Management systems is desirable.

Physical Demands

Must be able to perform the physical requirement as described in the Position Summary.

Salary Range $41,795
Work Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FTE 1.00
Campus All Campuses
Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must detail their qualifications and submit appropriate documentation with their application. At the time of application, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications.

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Contact Information

Contact's Name Facilities Human Resources
Contact's Title
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-5277

Posting Dates

Posted 12/06/2017
Deadline for Applicants 12/20/2017
Date to be Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of directly related experience do you have?
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    • 10+
  2. * Do you possess a current driver's license valid for operation of passenger vehicles in New York State?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate your current employment affiliation with the University at Buffalo.
    • Faculty
    • Faculty Student Association (FSA)
    • Research Foundation Employee
    • State Classified
    • State Professional
    • UB Foundation
    • No Current Employment Affiliation
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  5. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Certifications