• Journeyman Plumber

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/10/2020 10:30 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Maintenance – Licensed
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    OPS Campus Operations Plumbing
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of plumbing systems that serve medical, educational, and research facilities on the UAMS Campus. These systems are vital to the safety, comfort, and general wellbeing of patients, students and employees.  This position is also responsible for resolving all problems and or emergencies that arise from these systems and associated equipment on the UAMS Campus.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary $39,500 annually ($18.99 hourly)


    • Diagnoses, repairs, and maintains all components of the “Campus” plumbing system.  Items included in the plumbing system are (but not limited to): pumps, steam regulators, steam traps, relief valves, backflow devices, faucets, shower valves, water closets and condensate pumps. 
    • Installation of new equipment to include: Soldering, cutting, threading, and “laying out” steam, water, natural gas, medical gas and sewer drain pipe. 
    • Diagnoses, repairs, and maintains critical systems such as medical air, oxygen, vacuum, nitrous oxide and nitrogen for patients.
    • Drives to sites to perform preventative maintenance inspections and procedures in accordance with the preventative maintenance instructions and applicable codes.
    • Completes documentation essential for the Engineering & Operations work order system and preventative maintenance program. 
    • Other duties as assigned.



    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • High school diploma/GED
    • Must have a Journeyman Plumber license in accordance with ACA 17-38-301
    • Computer program proficiency level: Novice
    • 5 years of plumbing experience
    • Valid Driver’s License with fewer than 12 points on their Motor Vehicle Record

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • 6-10 years of plumbing experience
    • Master's plumbing license

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Continuously
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Continuously
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 51 - 99 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Continuously
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Loud
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity, Not required
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Heavy machinery, Radiation, Sharp objects/tools


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