Plumber Specialist

 The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland seeks a Plumber Specialist in its Maintenance and Facilities department.  Duties include oversight, diagnosing problems, repairing, and maintaining the University’s comprehensive seawater system.  Additional duties include general maintenance and repairs of plumbing related equipment and systems throughout the campus.  This includes steam lines, domestic and laboratory piping, specialized laboratory equipment, underground piping, pumps, restroom fixtures, and various other systems.  The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the theory, principles, methods and techniques used in the pipe fitting and plumbing trade including water valves, sewer, storm drain systems, steam and hot and chilled water systems. Experience with automated building control systems, direct digital controls and strong computer skills are required.  The ability to lift 50 pounds, work in, on, over and under mechanical equipment and at heights up to 35 feet. Work in hazardous and confined environments and during adverse weather and temperature conditions is also required of the successful candidate.

 QUALIFICATIONS:  A high school diploma or GED and six years of related work experience are required.  Must have a Maryland State certification as a licensed master plumber and be familiar with applicable OSHA and EPA regulations.

 Send resume with the names and contact information of three (3) references to: and reference “Plumber” in the subject line.

 Resumes received by October 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

UMCES is an AA/EOE/ADA employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.