University of Alberta


Maintenance Division

Competition No.  -    S103934880
Posting Date  -    Feb 05, 2018
Closing Date  -    Feb 23, 2018
Position Type  -    Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary Range  -    $78,997 to $85,429 per year
Grade  -    09
Hours  -    40

This competition is open to current University of Alberta employees only; internal candidates will be applying.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at:

Reporting to the Mechanical Trades Supervisor, the Pipefitter/Plumber on campus installs and maintains all mechanical equipment and services, fabrication, builds mechanical piping and equipment, tests and repairs or replaces components and provides estimates for work requisitions.

The incumbent is required to be available on an on-call rotation, with each rotation being 7 days in a row; they are required to be on rotation stand-by and rotational afternoon shift. This involves off­normal work hours, during which they may be called back at any time for any mechanical malfunction or any unforeseen emergencies on campus.


  • Evaluates and services piping systems daily; this includes inspecting, testing, troubleshooting of piping systems (include heating, cooling, plumbing, drainage, steam, condensate, domestic water, laboratory services, and their components)
  • Performs installation of plumbing, drainage, steam, condensate, domestic water, laboratory services, heating, cooling and specialized water systems
  • Performs installation of natural gas, propane, medical gases and other hazardous products
  • Troubleshoots problems with heating, ventilation, plumbing, drainage and laboratory services
  • Estimates and commissions jobs for Facilities and Operations and/or other departments as required
  • Performs regular check and servicing of major components (preventative maintenance, backflow prevention)
  • Reads and works from blueprints and sketches of completion of work; resolves blueprint errors and conflicts with other trades and design departments
  • Responsible for the installation and efficiency of control valves
  • Assists in the supervision, direction, and education of plumbing, steamfitting and gasfitting apprentices
  • Responsible for understanding ASME piping codes and specification
  • Performs other related duties as required


  • Minimum High School Diploma and First Class Journeyman Certificate as a Plumber or Pipefitter supplemented with a Journeyman Gasfitter Ticket
  • Cross Connection Certification
  • First Aid, Harness Training, Aerial Lift Training, Fall Arrest, and WHMIS training preferred
  • Extensive knowledge about safe working practices, controls, test equipment, fire alarm systems, electronics, variable speed controllers, reverse osmosis, well water delivery, treatment systems, cross connection prevention, gastite and victaulic
  • Experience in the supervision of installation, maintenance, and repair of all piping systems and equipment
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, steam and condensate distribution, chilled water, hot water heating, glycol heating, drainage waste systems and specialized plastic piping systems would be an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of the National Plumbing Code and University standards would be an asset
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.