Facilities, a department in Division of Operation’s Facilities and Campus Development under the Executive Vice President and Treasurer's portfolio, manages and maintains GW’s property and grounds on all three of GW’s campuses. This includes housekeeping, routine and emergency maintenance, moving services, pest control, project management, life safety upkeep, HVAC repairs, grounds maintenance, and recycling/waste management. Our maintenance team includes electricians, carpenters, painters, HVAC technicians, locksmiths, and plumbers.
The Plumber reports to the Plumbing Supervisor. The incumbent's main duties include:Plumber may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Duties include following established safety rules and regulations and maintaining a safe and clean environment. Employees may review blueprints, building codes, and specifications to determine work details, assess material and equipment needs, establish the sequence of pipe installations, and plan installation around obstructions.
Documents violations including major judicial violations as appropriate, and refers to appropriate departments for further action.,
Observes students use of and presence in common areas to determine compliance with federal, state, locality and other codes, regulations and procedures, particularly as it relates to fire safety.,
Provides 24-hour on call coverage by responding to disasters and emergencies in assigned areas.,
Confiscates prohibited items as stated in University policies and guidelines.,
Inspects all residences, common living areas, recreational areas, and parking areas at University buildings and on the grounds of the University for hazardous conditions within assigned areas.,
Investigates complaints, incidents and accidents.,
Assists in developing, standardizing and disseminating inspection checklists and in the development of monthly inspection schedules.,
Assists in the preparation and distribution of inspection reports, and compilation of statistical information concerning the effectiveness of the University’s safety program.,
Maintains knowledge of federal, state, and local safety regulations, protocols, codes, and procedures.Enhances professional knowledge through the review of published literature and attendance at workshops/seminarsUpholds the professional and ethical standards of the University.Performs other work-related duties as requested.,
Assists in maintaining a resource library of information from each entity.,
Other duties as assigned.,
Reports in answer to emergency call-backs as needed.,
Installs, maintains and repairs plumbing fixtures and connections in accordance with D.C. Plumbing code regulations and written job orders and/or sketches.,
Connects and disconnects gas, water, steam, waste disposal and other systems.
Incumbent may work around and/or with machine tools that present certain dangers, and all safety precautions must be followed. The use of protective equipment, such as safety glasses to shield against debris and earplugs to reduce noise may be reequired. You must exercise caution when handling hazardous or toxic materials. The job requires stamina, because you may be required to stand most of the day and, at times, may need to lift moderately heavy workpieces.
Possession of a Backflow Prevention Certification and a valid driver’s license.
High school diploma/GED, or equivalent combination of training and experience, is necessary plus 1.5 years of relevant experience.