Iowa State University Pipefitter - 5161 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Pipefitter - 5161

Pay Grade 211

Entry Hourly Rate 20.91

Job Category Merit

Posting Details

Posting Number 80096M

Position Title Pipefitter

Advertised Employing Department Facilties Planning and Management

Work Unit

Base of Employment H - Merit (paid semi-monthly)

Appointment Type Merit Permanent

Pay Frequency Semi-monthly

Proposed Start Date As soon as possible

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Shift 1st

Work Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Number of Hours per Week 40

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Facilities, Planning and Management (FP&M) Department at Iowa State University is currently seeking applicants for the position of Pipefitter. The position will perform skilled work installing and maintaining high pressure steam systems, sanitary sewer systems, domestic water systems, chilled water systems, compressed air systems, and high pressure natural gas systems. This position will also read and interpret blue prints and drawings for a variety of utilities. The successful candidate will have the ability to trouble shoot complex mechanical or distribution issues in the piping systems.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Qualifications

Four years of experience in the trade, including apprenticeship.

Special Qualifications

-Grade 1 operator Water Distribution License within first 6 months of employment. -Fusion welding certification for natural gas system, within 12 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience installing or operating steam systems. -Experience operating domestic water systems. -Experience installing large piping in trenches. -Experience operating excavation equipment. -Experience reading blueprints or drawings for utilities. -Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA regulations (confined spaces, asbestos, excavation, PPE, traffic control). -Demonstrated ability to trouble shoot complex issues. -Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, professionally and positively with others. -Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and complete tasks according to departmental guidelines.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

The guaranteed consideration date has been extended.

Candidates whose qualifications substantially exceed the minimum required qualifications relative to the demands of the position may, upon the request of an employing department, be appointed at a higher rate of pay than the entry hourly rate listed above.

Department Contact Name Melynda Emerson

Department Contact Phone

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

Apply for this position by clicking “Apply for this Job” and completing the Merit Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history.If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 07/01/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Valid U.S. state driver’s license

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Fusion welding certification for natural gas system, within 12 months of hire.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Grade 1 operator Water Distribution License within first 6 months.

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Journeyman Plumbing License

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Welding Certification