Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$42.11 per hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
K6 Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, variable

#TP116842 Plumber

Initial Review Date: Tue 6/14/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Position available through UC San Diego Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UC San Diego experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


Temporary Employment Services (TES) places employees in departments that have temporary staffing needs. TES offers a variety of assignments, and an excellent benefits package, as well as opportunities for skill enhancement and exposure to career opportunities at UC San Diego. Hours, salary, and locations vary by assignment.

TES has 4 openings openings for Plumbers with the Facilities Management department. Compensation: $42.11 per hour plus vacation, sick, and holiday pay.

Available shifts: Sun-Thur 2:00p-10:30p, Sun- Thu 6:00a-2:30p, Tue-Sat 6:00a-2:30p, Mon-Fri 6:00a-2:30p

Under supervision, perform the full range of skilled journey-level plumbing work. Respond to trouble calls; inspect buildings, facilities, plumbing systems and components to ascertain required repairs. Troubleshoot, repair and/or renovate buildings, facilities, and equipment in underground piping systems, building piping, fixtures, building equipment and controls. Coordinate services with campus customers and assist with questions regarding work performed. Provide expeditious, professional and courteous customer service.


Applicants should have the ability to:

  • Respond to trouble calls. Inspect buildings, facilities, plumbing systems and components to ascertain required repairs through proper troubleshooting techniques, and use of various test equipment and schematics.
  • Repair and/or cleans underground piping systems to include: domestic water, sewers, storm drains, and other related systems. Excavate and lay out joins or supports, protect and backfill as appropriate.
  • Repair, modify and/or clean industrial and domestic water piping systems, sewer and other drain lines, air gas and vacuum lines and other systems typical to campus. Lay out joins or supports, protect and finish as appropriate.
  • Install, repair and/or clean various plumbing fixtures such as faucets, toilets, traps and drains, water fountains and other similar devices.
  • Repair and/or replaces building equipment such as hot water heaters, heat exchangers, pumps and other equipment and components connected to piping systems in buildings.
  • Install and/or repair meters, valves, regulators, safety devices and other components necessary to properly control liquid and gas systems.
  • Perform silver brazing, soft soldering, caulking, threading, compression joints, flaring and other methods common to the trade to repair and/or modify plumbing pipes and tubing.
  • Perform electrical, heliarc, oxyacetylene welding to join and secure piping systems and related components.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, specifications, shop drawings, schematics and manufacturers’ specs to diagnose plumbing problems and determine appropriate job requirements and procedures.


  • Background checks required.
  • Must be able to start working immediately after employment offer.
  • Must be willing to work 40 hours/week, and varied schedules, including nights and weekends.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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