University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Plumbing Shop (10000968)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position may involve the training of new employees. The incumbent performs an experienced level of plumbing tasks including the installation, repair, assembly and maintenance of water, sewage, drainage, air, steam, gas, and vacuum systems and related equipment and facilities in compliance with state and local codes. 

Examples of Work Performed

  • Installs, connects, and tests plumbing fixtures such as urinals, water closets, wash basins, sinks and drinking fountains, compressed air fixtures, and such gas fired equipment as heat furnaces, boilers and processing tanks.
  • Monitors and troubleshoots major plumbing breakdowns by diagnosing trouble and repairing, replacing or taking other corrective action of such items as clogged main sewer lines, main gas line breakdown, steam equipment and devices, and fire sprinkling systems.
  • Determines routing of pipe and location of such plumbing fixtures, accessories and equipment as inlets, vent pipes, valves, meters, gauges, hangers, brackets and water, sewer, gas and air connections by following and adhering to trade practice specifications, blueprints, sketches, and codes.
  • Indicates lines and points on walls, floors, ceilings and open areas or sets stakes to locate pipe routes, inlets, outlets, connections, fixtures, and equipment; prepares working sketch as required.
  • Checks, services, cleans, and connects oxygen, nitrous oxide and suction regulators.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to assigned individuals.
  • Operates and maintains equipment such as: back hoe, trenchers, and sewer cleaning equipment.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Performs activities to install, repair and renovate water, sewer, steam, and gas systems.
  2. Installs, connects, and tests plumbing fixtures.
  3. Provides technical assistance and guidance to assigned personnel.

Minimum Education/Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).


Four (4) years of experience related to the above described duties and/or completion of an apprenticeship program.


Must possess a valid driver’s license. May need a commercial driver’s license (CDL).


Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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