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Requisition ID:  8536

Plumber - In-House Project Delivery

Job Summary

*Updated March 23, 2020*: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified. At this time, we are still accepting applications.


The successful candidate for this Plumber position will Install, maintain and repair all domestic potable and sanitary piping systems.  Install, maintain and repair all processes piping systems  such as; chilled water, steam, air and gas systems, high and low pressure steam lines, heating systems, air compressors, pneumatic controls, etc.  Maintain, troubleshoot and repair piping systems including valves, gaskets, controls, pipe sections etc.  Work independently and with the guidance of Crew Chief or Supervisor if needed. Refer to blueprints, schematics, manufacturer instructions/guidelines and verbal instruction to install piping systems, controls, etc. Utilize computer skills and appropriate software for work orders, purchase orders and communication with customers.  Assist with the training of lower level industrial plumbers. Overtime, scheduled or unscheduled may be required to accomplish tasks.  Periodically on call for a week at a time required.  May require working in adverse weather conditions, confined spaces and heights.  Must adhere to Purdue University safety procedures and training.  


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Three years of experience in Residential, Commercial or Municipal Plumbing
  • Willingness to continue education as directed 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, good oral and written communications 
  • Computer skills and mathematical calculations 
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, manufacturer instructions/guidelines and interpret technical material 
  • Ability to carry 50 to 80 lbs. frequently and up to 100 lbs. + occasionally   
  • Knowledge of hand-tools necessary to accomplish assigned tasks 
  • Steeltoe safety shoes during all working hours 
  • A valid US or Canadian driver’s license


  • Three years of experience in Steam System construction or repair 
  • Cross Connection (backflow) certification   

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position 
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position 
  • The hours for this position are Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Occasional overtime may be required
  • This position requires availability for 24-hour call-back 
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply