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Plumber I

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Classified Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder encourages applicants for multiple Plumber I positions! These roles provide support for plumbing services by installing, removing, altering and repairing plumbing and drainage system components, as well as research equipment under the supervision of a journey level plumber. These positions also provide support for steam systems services and steam components under the supervision of a journey level pipe fitter. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Facilities Management is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

General Plumbing System Maintenance & Support:

  • Provide general maintenance and support to the Pipe Shop. This support includes sewer and drain cleaning with the use of both jetting and sewer/drain cables, also know as rooter machines.
  • Act as a first responder to high priority pipe-related work orders such as water leaks and sewer back-ups.

Assist in Steam Outages & Repairs:

  • Assist with repairs and maintenance related to hydronic and steam systems. This will consist of assisting pipefitters with repair work orders that include, but are not limited to: cutting and threading pipe, draining hydronic systems, and making taps.
  • Assist with building outages by performing actions such as draining and re-purging systems and ensuring the hydronic systems come back online.

Paperwork, Scheduling, & Other Duties:

  • Responsible for completing material issuance requests and purchase requests to procure any material needed to support the position’s work load.
  • Complete time cards daily. 15-minutes is provided at the beginning and/or end of each work day to complete time cards and closeout work orders.
  • Provide detailed comments on closeout work orders and ensure any repair work orders or phases are created.
  • As an essential services employee, responsible to respond to other duties as assigned on an “as needed” basis. This may also include alternative work schedules and/or responding to after-hours emergencies. It is necessary for these roles to provide a phone number to the Facilities Operations management team to be used as a means of contact for after hours calls.
  • These positions are required to drive a University vehicle and to carry tools and materials.
  • These positions follow all safety policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as adhere to current operating procedures for assignments and use of equipment.
  • Participates and completes all safety training; reports potential safety hazards, mistakes, accidents and procedural violations to the supervisor in a timely manner.

What You Should Know

  • This position is eligible for our Facilities Management Employee Referral Program.
  • This position’s anticipated schedule is Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 4:00 pm. May be required to work alternate shifts at the discretion of the work unit supervisor. 

What We Can Offer

  • The annual salary for this position is $58,740.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Must have a valid Colorado Driver’s License.
  • Must be a Colorado resident to apply.
  • Two years of progressively responsible pipe and/or mechanical trades experience related to the work assignment.
  • Appropriate education or successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship will substitute for required experience on a year-for-year basis.

What You Will Need

  • The ability to communicate orally/in writing and to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Basic digital literacy skills.
  • Strong collaboration and organizational skills.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Experience in an institutional setting.
  • Experience with preventive maintenance, repairs, and installations as they relate to plumbing/pipe fitting.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume including date ranges and whether full-time or part-time work.
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants. 
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send it via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
  4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts. 

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 13, 2023 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Essential Services

This position is designated “essential/critical services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for regularly assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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