Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Master Plumber

Chatham University is accepting applications for the position of Master Plumber.

In this position you will perform skilled trade work as a journeyman in the installation, maintenance, service and repair of all components of piping, plumbing fixtures and accessories, plumbing systems and equipment. Additionally, in this position you will bring your HVAC experience or be willing to cross-train in HVAC mechanics.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install, repair and maintain water, air, vacuum, gas, hot water, distilled water, acid and chemical distribution lines and systems, storm and sanitary waste lines.
  • Install, repair and maintain systems ranging from standard systems (including control pumps, compressors, boilers, furnaces, pneumatic tubes system, lavatories, toilet fixtures, valves, faucets, traps, etc.) to specialized installations for research and classroom laboratories,
  • Cuts, threads and joins pipe, operates all necessary tools for the trade. May perform soldering and acetylene cutting and welding. Insulates and paints lines and equipment as required.
  • Cross-train in HVAC mechanics.
    • Operates, maintains and services heating, ventilations, air conditioning systems including chillers, direct exchange systems, boilers and other steam or hot water generating and distribution equipment, furnaces, air handlers, unit ventilators, etc., in all campus buildings.
    • Performs operation, maintenance and servicing of all associated pumps, valves and piping.
  • May be required to inspect, test, service and maintain water-softening equipment.
  • May perform or assist in performance of any of the following: preparation of cost estimates, preparation of material orders, maintenance of records and preparation of reports.
  • Because of necessary fluctuations of workloads in skill area, an incumbent in this class may be required, on an occasional basis and according to need, to perform duties outside this trade area at a level of skill the same as or lower than required by his ordinary assignment.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Journeymen license recognized in Allegheny County and Pittsburgh.
  • Minimum of four years of work experience in commercial and institutional plumbing maintenance.
  • Knowledge and skills in all phases of plumbing installation and repair.
  • Knowledge and skills in the maintenance and use of the tools, equipment and materials of the trade.
  • Willingness to cross-train in HVAC mechanics. Prior experience in HVAC is a plus.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.

All documents should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the same time at the time of application.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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