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Plumber (Mornings)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 01160z at by September 27, 2017; complete and submit the online application, and upload a resume. A cover letter and a list of three professional references with contact information are optional.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Facilities Management
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check Yes
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Trades Technician III
Working Title Plumber (Mornings)
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 01160z
Recruit Number Staff - 8358
Working Hours Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location Fairfax
Pay Band Payband 3
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

Plumber (Mornings)

The George Mason University Facilities Department is currently seeking candidates for the position of Plumber on the Fairfax, Va., campus. The shift for this position will be Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


Under supervision, the successful candidate will:

  • Perform journey-level steam fitting and plumbing maintenance;
  • Troubleshooting, repair, and/or renovation of buildings, facilities, and equipment in one or more of the following areas: underground piping systems, building piping fixtures, and building equipment and controls;
  • Inspect buildings, facilities and equipment to ascertain needed repairs; and
  • Make recommendations and follow up to the supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:


  • Knowledge of proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools related to job functions;
  • Knowledge of job codes, rules and regulations;
  • Working knowledge of installation and maintenance as they relate to building codes, rules and regulations; and
  • Working knowledge of the installation, maintenance and repair of water and steam systems and related equipment.


  • Journey-level skill in maintenance and repair procedures including maintenance, breakdown repair, and troubleshooting;
  • Construction, installation and fabrication techniques typical in trade;
  • Perform mathematical computation of trade; and
  • Problem-solving skills and sound judgment.


  • Strong demonstrated ability to read and interpret blueprints and systems diagrams;
  • Ability to observe and practice working habits and maintain security of buildings and systems to effectively work individually or in teams, as well as with diverse groups;
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work effectively in a service-oriented environment, subject to frequently changing priorities;
  • Ability to follow through and carry out assignments; and
  • Ability to understand and apply university and departmental policies and procedures.

A valid driver’s license is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 01160z at by September 27, 2017; complete and submit the online application, and upload a resume. A cover letter and a list of three professional references with contact information are optional.

For Full Consideration, Apply by:
Posting Date 09/14/2017
Job Close Date 09/27/2017
Open Until Filled? No
Telework Friendly? No
Mason Ad Statement

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Campus Safety Information

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Supplemental Questions

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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. List of Professional References