Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University

Facilities Maint Tech - Mech Trades (Plumbing - Day Shift) - #003225

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number SHRA1262P

Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // jobs.wcu.edu/postings/24182 Classification Title Facility Maint Tech-Mech Trade Competency Level Journey Working Title Facilities Maint Tech - Mech Trades (Plumbing - Day Shift) - #003225 Department Facilities Management About WCU

Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 “America's Best Employers by State” list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Forbes has also ranked Western Carolina University in the Top 100 of America's Best Midsize Employers for 2023. Western Carolina University is the UNC system's westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans – eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available. Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service. WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences – many of which are offered free of charge.

Position Summary

The primary purpose of the position is to install, maintain and repair building plumbing and sanitary waste systems, building heating and ventilating systems, underground water and steam distribution lines, and sewer mains. Normal work hours are weekdays Monday through Friday. Emergency response and rotating weekend standby duty is also applicable.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position

The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus.

Position works at the journeyman level of standard plumbing procedures and practices. Skilled in the use of wide variety of tools and equipment associated with the trade. Ability to exercise independence in performance of routine work. Ability to maintain effective working relations with other employees, departments and general public. Ability to assume responsibility as lead worker in the performance of duties. Required Minimum Training: Completion of High School or equivalent. Three (3) years progressive experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of building plumbing and sanitary waste systems, building heating and ventilation systems, underground water, sewer, and steam systems, and sewer mains.

Must have a valid North Carolina Drivers License.

Must be able to obtain a North Carolina Backflow and Cross-Connect License, NC CDL and a North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Technician License within 1 year of hire date.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification. Optional Guidelines: Experience in the trade(s) areas related to the area of assignment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Plumbing work experience and work in the field of water treatment desired.

Anticipated Hiring Range $43,500 Position Type Permanent Full-Time Number of Hours per Week 40 Number of Months per Year 12 Salary Band Range $24,618 - $60,603 Salary Grade For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this journey level position is considered a Salary Grade 65.

Posting Text

Open Date 05/11/2023

Close Date 05/29/2023 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, you must apply online. Attach a list of references with contact information to complete the application. You may attach an optional resume and/or cover letter.


Must have a valid North Carolina Drivers License.

Must be able to obtain a North Carolina Backflow & Cross-Connect License and a North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Technician License within 1 year of hire date.

If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants.

Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www. dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected].

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • List of references
  • Optional Documents

  • DD-214
  • NGB 23A (RPAS)
  • DD256 or NGB22
  • Supplemental Questions

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  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  • Inside Higher Ed
  • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
  • Website - Jobs.wcu.edu
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    Facilities Maint Tech - Mech Trades (Plumbing - Day Shift) - #003225


    Western Carolina University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 29, 2023

    Job type




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