Plumber II (Weekend Shift)

Date: Jun 3, 2024

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Department: Facilities and Asset Management 

Job Type: Continuing

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time (>=1249 hrs/year) 

Campus: Waterloo 

Reports to: Manager, Facilities Operations

Employee Group: CUPE 

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Requisition ID: 6589 


Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact.  With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.


Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as a location in Kitchener. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.

Position Summary:



Reporting to the Manager, Facilities Operations, under the direction of the leadhand, the incumbent performs a wide variety of tasks related to the installation, repair and maintenance of all University plumbing systems and fixtures including gas fired equipment.




  •           respects and responds to direction given by leadhand(s)
  •           contributes and participates in the effective use of the Quality Control System
  •           performs all duties related to a Plumbing Journey Person, including new installations and renovations
  •           repairs, installs and maintains gas fired equipment and hot water heating systems to the limitation of the incumbent’s certification
  •           assists in establishing preventative maintenance schedules
  •           performs pipefitting
  •           accesses, monitors and controls Building Automation System when required
  •           installs, repairs and maintains plumbing systems and fixtures, i.e. urinals, washbasins, grease traps, water softeners, deionizers, etc.
  •           tests and maintains records for water systems
  •           prepares estimates for work orders
  •           requests, orders or picks up required material from suppliers in order to complete the job
  •           performs soldering and welding (arc or oxy-acetylene) as required
  •           works with sketches and blueprints
  •           performs other related duties
  •           in emergencies, performs minor duties of other trades where certification is not required and the work does not exceed own limitations
  •           understands and complies with all Departmental Policies and Procedures
  •           prepares any reports required for control, audit or reporting purposes
  •            flexibility in hours of work will be required to work evenings and/or weekends to accommodate work volume.  Adequate notice will be provided. 
  •           may be required to be on call as necessary




  •           must possess a valid Certificate of Apprenticeship, Plumber
  •           must possess a valid Department of Labour Certificate of Qualification - Plumber
  •           must possess a Gas Technician II Certificate
  •            must be trained and certified in Cross Connection Control
  •           currently working in the trade
  •           demonstrated experience as a plumber/gas technician
  •           experience in building maintenance related to the trade
  •           computer literacy, e.g. use of control systems, University computer system, e:mail etc
  •           ability to read and work from blueprints and sketches
  •           ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  •           must possess a valid Class - G Ontario Driver’s license
  •           team work - ability to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision.  Shares information with team members.  Is collaborative in dealing with customers and fellow employees.
  •           customer focused - responds promptly to customer needs.  Uses customer information to improve service.  Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers.
  •           receptive to change - can adapt to changing circumstances.  Makes suggestions for improvement.  Is proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current.
  •           respects diversity - treats others with respect.  Is understanding of others.   Avoids unnecessary conflict.
  •           managing self - exhibits a strong sense of own capabilities.  Demonstrates honesty, integrity and ethical conduct.  Accepts ownership and accountability for own actions.  Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning. 
  •           ability to communicate effectively with leadhand, co-workers and customers.



Working Conditions:

  •           Physical effort: Carrying supplies, bending pipes.  Reaching, bending, stretching, climbing and heavy lifting
  •           Physical environment: Varying temperatures, noise, exposure to fumes, chemicals and solvents, dirty water including sewage waste products and possibly infectious or toxic environment.  Working in cramped quarters.
  •           Sensory attention: Following required codes.  Reading blueprints. Attention to detail when pipe fitting to avoid leaks or explosions.  Operating specialized equipment.
  •           Mental stress: Moderate.  On call in.




Rate of Pay: $36.63/ per hour


Hours of Work:

This is a full-time, continuing position. The normal hours of work will Friday to Sunday, 4:00 am to 4:00 pm.




All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University's Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policy. Prior to attending Laurier's campuses in-person, you must provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are not fully vaccinated and do not have an approved exemption based on medical/disability or religious beliefs/creed grounds, you will be expected to receive your second dose of the vaccine by no later than October 8, 2021. Prior to becoming fully vaccinated, you will be required to participate in and comply with the University's rapid testing program and follow all recommended additional health and safety protocols. Details about the mandatory vaccination requirements can be found on Laurier's website.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at

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