University of Texas Rio Grande Valley PLUMBER FOREMAN in Edinburg, Texas

Scope of Job

To provide, coordinate, and supervise, the maintenance, repair, and installation of plumbing facilities. Responsible for the safe and efficient performance of plumbing skills associated with the operation, maintenance, repair, or installation of plumbing systems, fixtures, apparatus and equipment.

Description of Duties

  • Plans, supervises, and installs pipes, sinks, traps, washbowls, toilet fittings, drains, special laboratory sinks and drain tables.

  • Plans and schedules the work.

  • Gives supervision to workers and participates in the work as needed.

  • Assigns workers to specific jobs; explains the work to be done; inspects the completed jobs.

  • Performs inspections of building expansions; and orders materials for the maintenance or improvement of campus buildings.

  • Makes periodic checks of plumbing facilities and report’s findings to superiors.

  • Consults with various supervisory personnel concerning the planning of new facilities or remodeling projects.

  • Repairs and maintains valves, faucets, traps, sinks, and vents.

  • Connects hot water heaters, gas heaters and furnaces and tests for safety.

  • Repairs sewer pipes.

  • Unstops clogged lines.

  • Performs minor carpentry, digging and cleanup duties related to the assignment.

  • Emergency work on weekends/nights.

  • Records and verifies workers’ time.

  • Identifies material and tool requirements; estimates costs.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Five (5) years of skilled/journeyman level plumbing experience including two (2) years of supervisory experience.


Skilled use of wrenches, pipe-cutting and threading tools, metal saws and other similar tools of the trade and the use of gauges and pressure equipment in checking for leaks.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Must be able to perform strenuous physical duties, including but not limited to those listed above. Exposure to outside environments, hot, dry, wet, and cold; some work in restricted spaces, exposure to dampness, dust, some duties and working conditions may create bodily strain and discomfort. Duties may involve the carrying, lifting and moving of heavy objects, bending, stooping, crawling, climbing, reaching, and other activities requiring physical exertion; exposure to sewage and disagreeable odors. Work may involve digging and working in trenches to locate and repair pipes. Danger of falls, chemicals, electrical shock and burns, and hazards and conditions inherent to the trade or assignment.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-2451 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Posting Number: SRGV3040


Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Edinburg, Texas

Department: Campus Facilities Operations

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Supervision Received: General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given: Direct supervision of all assigned staff.

Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education: N/A

Licenses/Certifications: Journeyman plumber license.

Preferred Experience: Six (6) or more years of the above experience.

Other: This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: Entry Level

Posted Salary: Entry Level

Position Available Date: 12/14/2017

Grant Funded Position: No