University of Manitoba - Human Resources - CAW - Maintenance Plumber/Steamfitter - Uncertified
CAW - Maintenance Plumber/Steamfitter - Uncertified

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Maintenance Plumber/Steamfitter - Uncertified
Unit: C.A.W.
Hay Point Range: N/A


The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical plant of the University including construction, renovations, provision of utility services and the care and maintenance of all properties.

Under close supervision, the Maintenance Plumber-Steamfitter Uncertified performs and assists in the maintenance and repair of water lines and systems, kitchen equipment, meters, valves and regulators, drain, sewage and fire hydrant systems and maintains a record of hours worked.

Normally, as the duties and responsibilities vary from year to year, he/she is expected to assume increasing responsibility and require less supervision with progress through the first, second and third years of this classification.


  • Performs and assists Plumber in maintenance and repair work of all types, on water systems and related valves, meters and regulators, steam systems and related equipment.
  • Performs and assists in the installation and maintenance of kitchen equipment and related service lines, controls and grease traps.
  • Performs and assists in the maintenance and repair of drain and sewage systems.
  • Performs and assists in repairs to fire hydrants.
  • Records hours of work on work orders and daily time forms.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Education to an acceptable level.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


  • Must possess some knowledge of, or experience in the plumbing trade.

Skills and Abilities

  • The ability to learn appropriate trade skills.
  • Willingness to accept increasing responsibility relative to experience gained on-the-job.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, students and contractors.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to work in tight and confined areas.
  • Must be able to work on scaffolds, swing stages and in aerial truck devices.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."

Questions or Comments? Contact Jindra Vancura at (204) 474-8288