Plumber II
Detroit, MI Facility Operations
Job Type


Job ID

FP9989 -3414-1698

Position Classification


Position Summary

Under general supervision for routine, scheduled tasks and direct supervision for more complex tasks, inspects, maintains, tests, repairs, installs, and modifies gas, pneumatic, potable water, process, sanitary, steam, and storm systems and all related equipment, fixtures, piping, and appliances at the University. This position requires a Journeyman Plumber License from the State of Michigan and is subject to the Michigan Plumbing Code and LARA oversight.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Services a variety of plumbing systems and equipment including gas, pneumatic, potable water, process, pump, sanitary, steam, and storm.
  • Examine, test, and replace backflow preventers, valves, water heaters, piping, motors, pumps, and fixtures.
  • Installs and maintains plumbing fixtures as well as pumps and pump systems.
  • Inspects, maintains, and cleans sanitary and storm drain piping and water meters.
  • Assists employees and contractors in the installation of machinery and equipment.
  • Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles, and installs piping using hand and power tools.
  • Reviews blueprints, construction documents, and diagrams to assist in the planning of modifications or repairs to the plumbing and related systems.
  • Plans, estimates/quotes, and acquires materials and supplies for jobs.
  • Coordinates work with employees in other classifications.
  • Completes work in timely manner and satisfactorily with minimal supervision.
  • Periodically assists in orienting, training, assigning, and checking the work of employees in lower classifications.


Minimum Qualifications  

High School Diploma or equivalent


Preferred Qualifications  

Aerial Lift Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Satisfactory knowledge of the principles and practices of the plumbing trade.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and construction documents.
  • Ability to train other employees on the plumbing trade.
  • Ability to follow, read, and understand, directions, drawings, instructions, manuals, policies, procedures, and schematics.
  • Proficient in using a computer or mobile device to document activities, attendance, events, and occurrences.
  • Knowledge and experience in utilizing tools and equipment safety.

Physical Requirements

  • Job requires repetitively lifting objects such as equipment, fixtures, materials, supplies, and tools under fifty (50) pounds with frequent bending and stooping and occasionally lifting objects over fifty (50) pounds.
  • Job requires ascending/descending ladders, scaffolds, and stairs, using equipment or machinery, and traversing over or under obstacles all without restriction.

Work Environment

Working conditions vary whether indoors or outdoors, and an employee may be exposed to all weather conditions, high levels of heat and noise, confined spaces, dirt, dust, and smells.


  • Possession of a valid  Journeyman Plumber License from the State of Michigan.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License from the State of Michigan

Salary/Pay Information

$37.28 per hour

Anticipated Schedule  

Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm


Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private University, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. Detroit Mercy seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University’s mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.