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Iowa State University Pipefitter in Ames, Iowa

Position Title:Pipefitter

Job Group:Merit

Required Minimum Qualifications:• Six years of experience in the trade, which may include an apprenticeship.

Special Required QualificationsGrade 1 operator Water Distribution License, within first 6 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:Experience installing or operating steam systems.

Experience operating domestic water systems.

Experience installing large piping in trenches.

Experience operating excavation equipment.

Experience reading blueprints or drawings for utilities.

Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations (confined spaces, asbestos, excavation, PPE, traffic control).

Demonstrated ability to trouble shoot complex issues.

Job Description:

The Power Plant is seeking qualified candidates for the Pipefitter position. Under general supervision, applies knowledge and skill at the journey level to install and repair piping, fixtures, appliances and appurtenances related to steam, water and drainage systems, and performs other duties related to incidental thereto.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

• Performs all duties listed under Plumber.

• Installs, repairs, and maintains centralized water systems (reverse osmosis, deionized water systems, and chilled and heating water systems).

• Installs and repairs piping systems (low and medium pressure steam, acid waste, glycol, storm water, vacuum piping, fuel gas, condensate, and fused piping systems).

• Installs, repairs, and maintains programmable water heaters, digital mixing valves, air lines/pneumatic control valves, radiators, convectors, autoclaves.

• Installs humidification and filtering equipment, heating and cooling coils, traps and, gas unit heaters, radiant heating, fan coil units, , air compressors, air dyers and associated non-automated controls, chiller tube bundles, heat exchangers, and emerging technology on equipment and systems.

• Operates/capable of using or performing: Building Automation Systems, sewer snakes/cameras, thermal imaging tools, hydronic flow rate calculations, and threading pipe.

• Reads and interprets schematics, diagrams, and specifications.

• Performs general sheet metal work as required.

• Assists in directing the work of apprentices.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the pipefitting trade.

• Knowledge of welding techniques and equipment.

• Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

• Knowledge of applicable building code requirements.

• Ability to plan and perform work involving the installation, modification, and repair of new and existing piping systems.

• Awareness of controls and electrical systems.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:5161a

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)• Life insurance and long-term disability• Flexible Spending Accounts• Various voluntary benefits and discounts• Employee Assistance Program• Wellbeing program

Original Posting Date: February 6, 2024

Posting Close Date:February 20, 2024

Job Requisition Number:R13934

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community. (

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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