Plumber, Non-Exempt, Facilities Services

California State University - Dominguez, CA

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Salary Range and Max Salary

The application deadline is: Monday, November 25, 2019.
The salary range for this classification is: $6,034 - $7,651 monthly.
Placement within the salary range is commensurate with experience.

Conditions of Employment

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Campus Marketing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Department Marketing Statement

Facilities Services

Facilities Services is responsible for the design, construction, upkeep, repair and maintenance of State owned and operated building space and grounds at the University, totaling in excess of 1,250,000 gross square feet of building space, including 346 acres of grounds, 50% in active use. The mission is to provide an aesthetically appealing, well-maintained, safe and comfortable physical environment conducive to learning and work.

Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Plumber is responsible for the full range of skilled plumbing work including but not limited to the installation, maintenance, inspection, modification, remodel and repair of mechanical plumbing equipment and automated plumbing systems. Incumbents typically maintain, troubleshoot and test plumbing systems; assemble and install valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of a variety of metals and materials; inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations. The Plumber may provide instruction and lead direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.


Required Education: High school diploma or its equivalent.

Required Experience: Any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard plumbers apprenticeship program.

In addition to the required experience, a minimum of five (5) years continuous experience in the plumbing field. Back flow certification and apprenticeship program training leading to a journeymen level of experience and knowledge preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge:
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the plumbing trade
  • Base knowledge of the operation of building automation systems
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal health and safety orders and regulations pertaining to the plumbing trade, including the California State Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety and the California State Plumbing codes.
  • Fundamentals of cross-connection control
  • Perform skilled plumbing work on all applicable equipment and systems
  • Perform applicable welding work
  • Obtain necessary backflow prevention licenses
  • Make rough sketches of plumbing installations
  • Read and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications
  • Estimate materials and labor cost of standard plumbing maintenance and repair work
  • Maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems
  • Provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants
  • Analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations
  • Prepare standard reports
  • Read and write at the level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position

50% - Trouble shoot and repair plumbing systems. Typical work includes but is not limited to lays out and assist with installing, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing standard plumbing equipment and fixtures used in water, gas, steam, sewage and other related plumbing systems. Installing, repairing and troubleshooting plumbing related equipment and systems; maintaining campus swimming pool plumbing; and seeing the safety rules are observed.

30% - Perform preventative maintenance on plumbing, natural gas, domestic water, sanitary sewer and storm drain system. Work with a small crew of plumbers and helpers, provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.

10% - Estimate materials and job cost for plumbing and prepare working sketches. Maintain plumbing shop tools and equipment, order materials and parts. Estimating, scheduling and inventory control. Maintain records and assist in the updating of piping on campus blueprints.

5% May be assigned water treatment duties that include monitoring, testing, and chemically treating the campus swimming pools and water supply to maintain an acceptable chlorination level.

5% - Other plumbing duties as assigned

How To Apply

To apply for this posting, please visit:
Step 1: Select and read the qualifications for the position you are interested in
Step 2: Click 'Apply Now' at the bottom of the screen
Step 3: Login or Register (Create Username and Password)
Step 4: Select apply with or without resume
Step 5: Provide contact information and answer required questions
Step 6: Click 'Submit'

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. For more information or definition of these terms please visit,

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9