Water Distribution & Treatment Specialist (498389)
California State University, Northridge
San Jose
hace 3 días

Job Summary

Water Distribution and Treatment Specialist is responsible for providing the full range of skilled plumbing work, primarily in water distribution and well systems, but also including the installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodel and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and fixtures for water, gas, oil, steam, sewage, fire sprinkler / prevention, and refrigeration-related plumbing systems, to ensure a clean, safe and attractive learning environment.

The position makes decisions based upon sound maintenance practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides oversight and design of potable water systems, installation of plumbing, water quality controls, wells, and associated equipment
  • Schedules sampling, regulatory inspections and work assignments for potable water specific operations
  • Maintains and updates all licenses, certifications, permits, and mandated records to ensure compliance
  • Performs plumbing and water quality related preventative maintenance including : starting / stopping equipment, general cleaning, removing / installing serviceable parts, lubricating, and identifying problems and needed repairs
  • Completes necessary repairs to plumbing, fixtures and related equipment as requested by work orders
  • Uses hand and power tools for the completion of plumbing and potable water system related repairs, installation and removal of hardware parts and fittings
  • Inspects plumbing, wells, pumps, chlorination equipment, and potable water related equipment, plumbing systems, and areas to identify problems and needed repairs
  • Tests and troubleshoots parts, equipment and systems using testing tools for diagnosis
  • Tests, analyzes, flushes, and makes adjustments to equipment and water to ensure quality
  • Uses computer for communication, for research of parts and specifications, job specific details and recording time logs
  • Completes and files documentation of potable water system tests for record keeping purposes
  • Disables and clearly identifies unsafe equipment, and immediately notifies appropriate personnel
  • Consults and works with other trade workers, as needed, for completion of repairs and remodels
  • Operates radio or cellular phone for communication of urgent needs, critical information and status updates
  • Operates utility cart, pick-up truck, welding equipment, scissor lift, forklift (as certified) to access repair and transport personnel and / or equipment
  • Records work details in log sheets and keeps time records to assists in completion of documentation
  • Responds promptly to, and assists with, urgent needs in order to prevent injury, damage, or further incident
  • Attends and participates in departmental meetings, trainings and functions
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade
  • Base knowledge of the operation of building automation systems
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal health and safety orders and regulations pertaining to the plumbing trade, including the California State Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety and the California State Plumbing codes
  • Working knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques
  • Ability to perform skilled plumbing work on all applicable equipment and systems
  • Ability to perform applicable welding work
  • Ability to make rough sketches of plumbing installations read and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications;
  • and estimate materials and labor cost of standard plumbing maintenance and repair work

  • Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and / or computerized record keeping systems, and prepare standard reports
  • Ability to provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants
  • Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position
  • Ability to lead, instruct and coordinate the work of a small group or crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers
  • Ability to accurately estimate costs, supplies and materials needed for jobs; prepare lists; ensure work is performed in sequence;
  • maintain records; and prepare more complex reports

  • Possession of a State of California Water Treatment Plant Operator Certificate at Grade 2 level and a State of California AWWA Backflow Prevention Tester Certificate as required by the California Department of Health Services and California Code of Regulations, Title 17.
  • Certifications must be kept current at all time to ensure continued employment

    Required Qualifications

    Must possess those abilities normally acquired through any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey- level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard plumbers apprenticeship program.

    Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Possession of a State of California Water Distribution Operator Certificate
  • Experience with a public water system (PWS)
  • Compensation

    Classification : Plumber

    Anticipated Hiring Range : up to $6,206 / month

    Salary Range : $5,742 / month - $7,414 / month

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the .

    Application Procedure

    Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents :

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • All applicants must apply within the specified application period : August 6, 2021 through August 22, 2021 . This position is open until filled;
  • however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


    Additional Information

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and / or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

    Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

    The standard background check includes : criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and / or credit check may be required.

    All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting.

    SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


    All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    Equal Employment Statement

    San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

    This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

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