The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22002915

The University of Iowa Facilities Management – Building Operations and Maintenance is seeking a Plumber to, under general supervision, apply knowledge and skill at the journey level to install and repair piping, fixtures, appliances, laboratory equipment, and apparatus related to gas, air, steam, water, drainage systems, and heating and cooling systems.

Duties to Include:

  • Installs and repairs sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters and softeners, garbage disposals, sprinkler systems, traps, valves, pumps, meters, coils, laboratory equipment, and other related piping and equipment.
  • Tests, installs, and maintains water distribution piping and control equipment, fire hydrants, backflow valves, and related distribution systems equipment. Installs and maintains sanitary and storm sewer systems and gas piping.
  • Draws layouts. Reads and interprets blueprints and drawings.
  • Schedules shutdowns on water, gas, steam, and drainage with building coordinator(s).
  • Maintains records on equipment, inventory, and test reports on code compliant devices. Tracks materials and effort expended on each job assignment.
  • May perform or assist in the performance of the duties of Steamfitter or Insulator.
  • May provide technical support to Area Mechanics or student workers.
  • Responds to calls for emergency repair services.

Position Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Shift: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, overtime as required

About Facilities Management:

Facilities Management (FM) is a service unit of approximately 500 employees who work behind the scenes, 24 hours a day, serving the University of Iowa as stewards for our downtown Iowa City campus and Oakdale campus in Coralville. FM staff coordinate campus master planning, manage design and construction, and maintain and clean the buildings and grounds.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Four years of experience in the trade, including apprenticeship.

Special Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet University Driving Policy.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, codes, OSHA rules, and safety precautions of the plumbing trade.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and codes relating to sanitation and repair of new and existing plumbing fixtures and systems and other apparatus.
  • Skill in the use and maintenance of the tools of the plumbing trade safely and skillfully.
  • Skill in performing maintenance, installation, and repair of plumbing apparatus.
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, and blueprints.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to routinely move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to use manual dexterity and eye coordination for repair tasks and ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Customer service experience.


For additional questions, please contact Michelle Hayes at or 319-467-3093

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:

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 for merit calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check including fingerprinting and driver’s license verification.

Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 82264

Posted 18 days ago

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