Job Req ID:  113303


We are seeking a Pipefitter/Plumber who will Install, maintain, modify, and repairs different types of pipe system and associated components in office and academic buildings, student residential areas, and other university owned structures on campus. Performs primarily maintenance and repair and some construction work.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lays out, installs, maintains, and repairs steam, air, water, gas and chilled water lines; plumbing in lavatories, plant, ground, and floor drains and sewer lines; hydraulic systems and pumps. Uses many different types of materials, i.e., copper, steel, or plastic pipes depending on the project.
  • Locates, cuts, and drill wall, floors, ceiling and roof openings. Makes cut-ins on mains and lines. Establishes off-sets.
  • Measures, cuts, bends, threads, and hangs pipe. Makes threaded, flanged, welded, leaded or similar joints.
  • Makes brackets, hangers, and holding devices to hold pipe in place.
  • Connects lengths of pipe with fittings with the method depending on the type of pipe used, i.e., with adhesives, soldering fitting in place with a torch, flame cut and burn materials. Using pressure gauges, checks the system to ensure the plumbing works properly.
  • Dismantles, insulates, and replaces components.
  • May install glass, non-metallic or corrosive resistant piping and fixtures.
  • Observes all safety precautions in performing work duties to avoid harming self and others, and damaging property.
  • Maintains equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition.
  • May be required to be available for 24-hour calls.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of plumbing and pipefitting at an apprentice level to include the following, ability to read blueprints, knowledge of mathematics, safety and local plumbing codes and regulations, different grades and types of pipes, different piping systems, plumbing fixtures, and tools of the trade.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair plumbing and pipefitting malfunctions.
  • Current certification in back-flow prevention preferred.
  • Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects and materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand, walk or otherwise move about campus on a continuous basis.
  • Ability to ascend/descend ladders periodically to perform building maintenance.
  • Ability to read and write to complete records and maintenance schedule and to read work orders, specifications, and so forth.
  • Ability to interact and/or work with faculty, students, staff, and visitors in a respectful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to understand follow oral and written instructions.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three years of related experience.

*This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

**This is a Bargaining Unit position. All newly hired employees in Bargaining Unit positions shall be considered “probationary” employees until completion of 90 calendar days of employment. These employees shall become members of the Bargaining Unit if this employment continues beyond four months. The university will notify the employees’ union. Bargaining Unit employees shall become eligible for benefits upon completion of their probationary period.



Classified Title: BU Plumber-SSR 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Pipefitter/Plumber   
Role/Level/Range: SKILL10/01/BU  
Starting Salary Range: $24.28 per hour, increases to $29.16 after 12 months 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: varies 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Building Operations and Maintenance  
Personnel area: University Administration 



Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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