University System of Maryland
Job Class Specification
TITLE: STEAMFITTER JOB CODE: N12SMU
FLSA: NONEXEMPT JOB TYPE: SYSTEMWIDE
EEO6: H60 JOB FAMILY/SERIES: PHP MNT
APPROVED BY: Chancellor's Designee: EFFECTIVE DATE: 09/01/2007
James Sansbury, Associate VC Financial Affairs/Human Resources
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Under general supervision, performs steamfitting work at the journey
level. Installs, repairs and maintains high and low pressure steam or
hot water systems.
1. Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and
supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam,
hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and
industrial production and processing systems.
2. Diagnoses problems, repairs and maintains heat radiation units,
coal, gas and oil-fired steam boilers and piping, regulating
devices, valves, steam trap pressure reducers, steam panels,
strainers, coils and pumps.
3. Selects type and size of pipe and related materials and equipment,
such as supports and hangers according to specifications. Cuts,
bends, solders, welds, braises, and threads pipe.
4. Ensures installation and repair of systems and equipment adhere to
code requirements and specifications.
5. Reads, interprets, and works from blueprints, drawings and
specifications. Inspects work site to determine presence of
obstructions; plans installation and/or repairs to avoid
6. Operates and maintains tools and equipment of the steamfitting
trade. Cleans work area upon completion of project.
7. Prepares estimates of time, labor, and materials. Prepares
reports reflecting daily operations and project status.
8. Provides guidance and training in steamfitting work to other
maintenance personnel. May have lead responsibility for special
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EXPERIENCE: Four years progressively responsible experience in the
Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in applying the theory,
thermodynamic principles, methods, and techniques used in the
steamfitting trade. Thorough knowledge of and skill in basic
mathematics including area, volume, weights, and the practical
application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions; of
OSHA regulations related to the steamfitting trade; of steel, brass,
copper, and other piping materials and equipment. Skill in the use and
maintenance of the tools and equipment of the steamfitting trade; in
braising, welding, soldering, and threading pipe. Ability to read,
interpret, and work from blueprints, drawings, and specifications; to
prepare summaries and reports; to communicate effectively and follow
directions; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and
machinery; to work from ladders and scaffolding; to manipulate heavy
equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.; to
concurrently manipulate multiple controls on equipment and machinery;
to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and
adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in
personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required. Candidates selected for employment may be required to
be trained to work with asbestos. Employees in this job class may be
subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.