St Edwards University
  • PHPL - Facilities-Maintenance
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time


St. Edward's University is currently searching for journeyman plumber. This position is primary responsible for performing skilled maintenance, repair, and installation plumbing.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Installation and repair of pipes, fittings, and fixtures;
  • Operation and maintenance of pumps and water distribution systems, hot and cold water systems and similar components, and water wells;
  • Maintenance and repair of potable water systems, sewer lift stations, laboratory water (deionized water) systems, emergency fire lines and hydrants, backflow preventers, and water wells;
  • Testing of completed work and conducting necessary adjustments;
  • Performs periodic inspections of systems for safe and efficient operation;
  • Development of material, labor, and total costs estimates of repair and installation jobs;
  • Creates reports that detail time and materials required to repair and maintain equipment;
  • System operation record maintenance
  • May direct others on major installations and repair jobs. 

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist other trades on an as-needed basis (for example: HVAC, carpentry, glazing, electrical, locksmiths, and fire protection).


  • Journeyman Plumber License and minimum of three years related experience including demonstrable experience in maintenance plumbing.
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting/repair of Sloan flush meters and Delta tub/shower valves.
  • Must be willing to be licensed in backflow prevention and fire hydrant testing.
  • Must possess a valid Texas driver's license and be insurable by university carrier
  • Must be able to work off of a 12-foot ladder; and be able to lift and carry a 50 lb. load for 50 feet.
  • Must be able to read, interpret, and work from blueprints and prepare rough sketches of work to be performed.
  • Successful candidate must complete an education and/or criminal background check.
  • Knowledge of gas/electric welding preferred.

Equipment operated
Pickup truck, maintenance vehicles, jackhammers, sewer auger, pipe threading machine and miscellaneous plumbing hand and power tools.

Work Schedule

  • Work schedule is typically 2:00pm-11:00pm, Monday through Friday, however scheduled hours may change for special events or to meet the needs of the facility
  • Must be available for on-call duty on a rotating basis and have dependable transportation.
  • This position is considered essential personnel and may be called in during emergency closures.

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application online at: Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

Reference #: J18071
Posted: 6/29/2018

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