Amherst College invites applications for the Plumber position. The Plumber is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-2. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community with regard to race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The position is responsible for the repair, maintenance, operation, planning, scheduling and installation of all plumbing, hydronic and steam heating, gas, air and other related piping systems throughout campus. Responsible for obtaining plumbing permits as required, testing and repairing backflow preventers, maintaining inventory and scheduling inspections.
The position is considered an essential position, meaning the employee is expected to report to work even if the College is closed for weather related or other reasons. Due to the nature of the position, some work outside normal operation hours (evenings, weekends and holidays) is required and must respond to emergencies as needed.
The Plumber takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide the maintenance and repair of assigned systems and their components.
Maintain, update and perform tasks supporting a preventative maintenance program.
New installation and alterations of assigned systems and their components.
Support, monitoring, scheduling and inspection of contractor services.
Maintain parts inventory, material control and management.
Assist, support and oversee the work of other Plumbers.
Test and repair backflow preventers, obtain plumbing permits as required.
Schedule inspections, review drawings, submittals and assist Design and Construction on new projects.
Work effectively with a diverse community of staff, faculty, and students.
High School Diploma
MA Journeyman Plumbing License
5-10 years of directly related experience
Commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive community
Successful completion of a pre employment physical and lift test
MA Master Plumbing License
More than 10 years of experience
Backflow Preventer Test License
Environmental and Physical Demands:
Includes frequent exposure to hazards such as raw sewage, chemicals, natural gas and propane. Occasional heavy lifting required. Often working in extreme temperatures in mechanical rooms, boiler rooms, outside, etc.
Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!