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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

Housing Facilities Services (HFS) at CU Boulder encourages applications for a Plumber! This position exists to repair and maintain University of Colorado Boulder residential living areas' plumbing systems to keep them in a clean, safe and comfortable condition. The successful candidate will provide immediate response to failed plumbing and heating systems, including drain and waste systems, domestic water systems, hydronic heating systems and natural gas systems. This position performs vital repairs to keep systems functional and schedules and performs more extensive repairs at times that are most convenient. The incumbent will install, upgrade, alter, repair or replace systems in accordance with current plumbing code and health department regulations.

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

Housing Facilities Services (HFS) is a comprehensive facility management operation that provides around-the-clock support to over 10,000 residents and 20,000 conference guests annually. Services include maintenance, repair, renovation, project management, capital construction, housekeeping, and grounds-keeping operations. HFS has approximately 190 full-time employees, as well as approximately 80 part-time and student staff, who all strive to give residents the best living experience possible.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Plumbing Drain Systems

  • Restore drain, waste and vent systems' functionality by using appropriate chemical, hand or power equipment to remove obstructions.

Piping & Fixture Maintenance and Repair

  • Stop or repair leaks in waste, drain, natural gas, domestic water and hydronic heating using tools and replacement parts and fittings.
  • Restore faucets, water closets, urinals, sinks, valves, water heaters and other components to original functionality by installing repair parts, or by replacing component.

Heating Systems Maintenance and Repair

  • Maintain and restore circulation in systems by repairing or replacing domestic hot water circulating pumps and hydronic heating pumps, minimize pump replacement by regularly providing preventative maintenance.
  • Provide safe and comfortable facilities by repair/replacement and adjustment of radiator, unit heater controls valves and domestic hot water control valves.

Preventative Maintenance

  • Perform scheduled Preventive maintenance/service i.e. change filters, clean coils, oil/grease bearings, pumps, and Building/mechanical room inspections.
  • Support Building Mechanics with preventive maintenance and daily work orders.

Code Requirements and Miscellaneous

  • Follow current code requirements by repairing, altering or replacing plumbing fixtures and systems.
  • Use of a University vehicle will be required to complete some of these duties.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • This position will be 100% on campus.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary for this position is $52,356 - $67,000 annually.


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

  • Three years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.
  • Appropriate education or successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Must have valid State of Colorado Journeymen or Master Plumbers license.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical.

What You Will Need

  • Customer service oriented, works well alone or in a team environment, being an active listener and problem solver.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Two or more years of experience as a Colorado Journeymen or Master Plumber. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by August 17, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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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