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University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

university, fl, usa
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024
PIPEFITTER - (T214936)


The posting is intended to describe the general content and requirements of this position and is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.

Reads, understands and interprets blueprints, drawings, floor plans, schedules and manufacturer's operating and/or maintenance specifications as they relate to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC and special equipment, building structures and finishes. Responsible for assembling and installing pipe systems, pipe supports, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Installs pipe for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating industrial production and processing systems, modifications, replacement and installations on a wide variety of plumbing systems and equipment. Performs routine and preventive maintenance to include operating, cleaning, inspecting, troubleshooting, adjusting, tightening, replacing, lubricating, reporting problems, and other similar tasks on a wide variety of plumbing systems and mechanical systems such as steam and chilled water equipment. Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or directed by division management and supervision.

Essential Accountabilities:

· Maintains and performs repairs, modifications, replacements and installations of steam piping and chilled water piping. Must be able to weld on stainless, carbon steel, cast iron, and aluminum versatile in Mig and Tig and stick welding methods.

· Must be able to perform and be familiar with pressure tapping “hot tap” welding installations and safety procedures.

· Must be able to repair and troubleshoot hot and cold-water systems to include pumps, heat exchangers, piping, valves, condensate return units, steam traps, and water treatment equipment.

· Must be able to repair HVAC hot and chilled water components to include coils, boilers, hot and chilled water piping, valves, etc., and waste removal systems to include grease traps, piping, sewage processing equipment, sanitary drain lines, traps, sewage ejectors.

· Must be willing to work in extreme hot and cold environments and work in confined space areas.

· Maintains and performs repairs, welding modifications, replacements and installations of steam and chilled water systems to include traps, piping, valves, heat exchangers, condensate return systems, flash tanks, boilers, and other similar equipment.

· Perform the duties and responsibilities of other positions within the Facilities Division as skills and experience permit.

Starting Pay Range: $21.80 – $29.81 (Commensurate with experience & qualifications)


Graduate from an accredited Technical school and three (3) years of related experience required. Work experience may substitute for education requirement. 6G Welding Certification preferred.

Driving record should meet University underwriting guidelines to drive vehicle in performance of University business. Current underwriting guidelines include possession a valid driver's license, issued in the United States; at least 21 years of age; at least three years of driving experience; maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).


· Ability to problem solve problems

· Basic mechanical aptitude

· Knowledge of trades mathematics

· Knowledge of trades communications

· Plumbing

· Steam fitting/Pipefitting Welding

Possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the duties and responsibilities of this position in a timely manner to include:

· Lifting and carrying a minimum of 50 pounds.

· Climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding, and working at heights above thirty (30) feet.

· Perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing and walking significant distances between and within buildings on campus.

· Working within extreme temperature and humidity ranges with a variety of materials.

· Working in confined spaces

Work Schedule: 7:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including on-call (Subject to change to meet the needs of the University).

For full consideration, please be certain to showcase experience on application and resume, as it relates to the needs of the job announcement. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

For more information about UAB Facilities, please visit: http://www.uab.edu/facilities/.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Primary Location

: University

Job Category

: Facilities


: 112802021 Decentralized Boilers

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager): Onsite