University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Construction & Skilled Trades / Services & Technicians $42,240 to $ yearly

Job Reference #: 19002813

Schedule: M-F 8-4:30
The University of Iowa department of Facilities Management is seeking a Steamfitter to apply knowledge and skill at the journey level to install and repair utility distribution systems consisting of tunnels and buried piping. The utility systems include steam systems, domestic water systems, hot water heating systems, compressed air systems, and chilled water systems.
Responsibilities include:
  • Install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain high pressure (90 psig or greater) steam reducing stations, expansion joints, steam meters, steam traps, steam valves, direct buried preinsulated piping systems, and pumps. 
  • Install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain large diameter buried domestic and chilled water mains, valves, and fire hydrants. 
  • Install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain hot water lines, valves, and expansion joints. 
  • Install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain compressed air lines, air regulators, and valves. 
  • Install, repair, troubleshoot and maintain storm and sanitary sewers, manholes, and pumps. 
  • Weld using arc, gas, heliarc, and spot welding techniques. 
  • Perform distribution utility locates for domestic water, chilled water, air steam, storm sewers, and sanitary sewers prior to any excavation on campus. 
  • Draws layouts and construction record drawings; reads and interprets blueprints and drawings; reads and interprets specifications. 
  • Assist in arranging building shutdowns of all mechanical distribution utilities for emergencies and for routine maintenance. 
  • Determines jobsite work sequences and safety procedures required, procures materials, coordinates steam and water outages. 
  • Assist in directing the work of apprentices.
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 & the grounds, and provide utilities management.
The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs about 29,500 faculty and staff.
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 experience in the trade, including apprenticeship, of which one year must be working with steam at pressures greater than 90 psig.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Commercial drivers license

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.

Application Instructions:

Merit job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled at any time
For questions or additional information, please contact Facilities Management Human Resources
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job ID: 68439

Posted 14 days ago

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