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SUPERVISOR, PLUMBING SHOP at University of Oklahoma

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Norman, Oklahoma

Job Description:

FUNCTION: Under minimal supervision, provides first level of management and technical supervision of the general and daily operations of the Plumbing Shop. Provides leadership and ensures accountability and adherence to departmental policies. Performs work requiring high degree of independent judgment, extensive planning, organization, coordinating, and prioritizing of efforts.



1. Plans, organizes, schedules, assigns, and reviews the technical maintenance work and new construction rendered by unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled works assigned to multi-trade work team(s).

2. Responsible for the interviewing, hiring, and training of staff. Performs on-the-job training and participates in performance management process.

3. Reviews work orders; determines work priority and makes appropriate personnel assignments; makes recommendations regarding work that falls outside the scope of the shop and suggests alternatives for timely and appropriate completion.

4. Ensures adequate supplies, materials, and equipment are maintained for each scheduled project or work order; initiates and/or prepares documentation related to purchase transactions; may recommend and supervise vendors.

5. Recommends and oversees internal operating procedures.

6. Prepares estimate of time, labor, and materials to be used on assigned projects. May assist in preparing contractual specifications for construction, renovation, or overhaul work to be done by outside contractors.

7. May make recommendations for budget projections and departmental planning for area of responsibility.

8. Prepares a variety of special and recurring reports and analyses reflecting daily operations and project status.

9. Evaluates repair work to be performed and determines work of an emergency nature needing immediate attention.

10. Inspects shops and work areas and equipment to ensure adherence to safety, sanitary, and security regulations. Ensures area meets established standards.

11. Inspects completed job assignments for adherence to trade standards and contract specifications.

12. Troubleshoots problems and performs maintenance repairs.

13. Operates and ensures operational readiness and safety of the tools and equipment of the trade(s). Repairs and/or directs the repair of machinery and equipment using hand and power tools, precision measuring devices, and testing instruments.

14. Has regular contacts with University representatives and outside vendors and agencies to gather and disseminate a wide variety of information.

15. Ensures that personnel supervised are informed of and adhere to established health and safety practices associated with assigned tasks.

16. Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Education: GED/High School Grad OR an equivalent combination of education/job related experience; AND:

  • 24 months supervisory experience

  • 72 months progressively responsible plumbing experience


  • Ability to speak, read and write clear, concise English

  • Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions

  • Perform complex computations which may include area, volume, weights, and practical applications of fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions.

  • Working knowledge in the practical application of pipe-fitting, steam, and plumbing.

  • Must be able to supervise staff and communicate directions and expectations effectively


  • Valid Driver's license

  • Plumbing Contractor's license, to be filed on behalf of the University of Oklahoma

  • Must have Boiler Operator's license or be able to obtain within six months of employment

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Climbing ladders and stairs

  • Digging with shovels, sharpshooters, and/or posthole diggers

  • Frequent and repeated bending, stooping, and kneeling

  • Crawling under structures and through tunnels

  • Working with arms extended above head Lying down and working beneath ground level

  • Lifting and carrying loads in excess of fifty pounds up or down ladders and stairs

  • Operating heavy equipment

  • Operating jack hammers and concrete saws

  • Working in muddy ditches and excavations

  • Working in extreme weather conditions

  • Carrying tools up to and/or in excess of fifty pounds

  • Working with and installing steam-heated and other large equipment

  • Excessive stress on back, arms, and shoulders

Supervision: Supervisor - Primary Role

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit