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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.


Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 6227

UW Job Family: 62

SOC Code: 51-4121

Pay Grade: 22

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Under limited supervision, performs Journeyman-level arc, oxy-acetylene, and inert gas welding to fabricate and repair a wide variety of University equipment and systems; performs Journeyman-level plumbing work to repair University water, gas, drainage, heating and ventilation equipment and systems.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma/GED, plus completion of a U.S. Department of Labor approved 4 or 5 year apprenticeship training program that meets their requirements to obtain journeyman-level status


3 years of related Journeyman-level experience, which includes 1 year of plumbing experience and 2 years of welding or pipefitting experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Completion of a U.S. Department of Labor approved plumbing apprenticeship program which meets the requirements to attain licensure from the State of Wyoming and the City of Laramie as a "Journeyman Plumber"
  • A.S.M.E. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Certification: Code Section 9 - (A.W.S. 1104). Flux submerged arc or inert gas shielded, vertical position - flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead
  • NOTE: A.S.M.E. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Certification is required to work on steam lines, condensate receptacles, expansion tanks, etc.
  • Structural Welding Certification: (A.S.M.E., A.W.S., State Government Testing Agency, or state approved vocational school). S.M.A.W. Flux submerged or inert gas shielded, vertical position - flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead
  • NOTE: Applicant need not have current Certification, which expires at three month intervals, but must have held these certifications at one time
  • Valid driver's license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • Applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Maintenance and repair of basic and routine steam, water, drainage, utility, heating systems, and natural gas distribution systems.
  • Maintenance and repair of welding equipment.
  • Shop mathematics and metal properties.
  • Basic and routine metallurgy.
  • Arc, oxy-acetylene and inert gas welding.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Perform a variety of arc, oxy-acetylene and inert gas welding to fabricate items, effect repairs on equipment or to construct structurally sound repairs.
  • Read, prepare and interpret construction drawings, sketches, diagrams, blueprints and specifications.
  • Read, understand, and follow safety procedures.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Select appropriate materials based on application and amounts required.
  • Install a wide variety of plumbing fixtures and equipment.
  • Diagnose, isolate, and repair steam, water, drainage, utility, heating systems, and natural gas distribution systems.
  • Basic knowledge of steam utility systems.
  • Measure, cut, thread, and install a wide variety of plumbing fixtures and equipment.
  • Inspect, diagnose, maintain, and repair, a wide variety of systems, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Use tools applicable to the trade.
  • Perform safety inspections on a variety of equipment.
  • Ability to serve 24-hour on-call duty.
  • Move objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Read and interpret blueprints, sketched layouts, and work orders for welding work according to specifications.

Determine materials needed to complete work projects; locate and order materials from warehouse or supplier.

Weld or repair broken welds on metal items and utility systems utilizing brazing, arc and oxy-acetylene welding equipment and appropriate techniques.

Perform thermal cutting and grinding, and fabrication of metal.

Repair broken or cracked metal piping and equipment.

Perform specialized plumbing work including cutting passageways, bending and joining pipe, inspecting gas heating and water systems, repairing and rebuilding pumps.

Supplemental Functions:

Performs special plumbing duties as required.

Working Conditions:

Shop environment; regularly exposed to mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, and hazards associated with power and manual tools; regularly subject to dust, fumes, high pressure steam, high temperatures, and confined spaces. Must be able to work in confined quarters for extended periods of time as would be required to perform work in the campus utility tunnel system.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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