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University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI
Start date
May 17, 2024
Closing date
Jun 16, 2024

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Labor / Trades
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Full Time

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100% Position

ABOUT THE JOB: Steamfitter

This position is responsible for the performance of steamfitter tasks listed below at a journeyman level for new, remodel and repair projects for the University. Applicant must be able to interpret piping schematics, blueprints and codes. Applicant to install, service and maintain steam, heating and cooling systems for all types of structures, equipment, accessories and related components in a safe, efficient and knowledgeable manner. Applicant to use and maintain all materials, tools and equipment of the trade in a safe and knowledgeable manner. Employee shift is 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.


  • Experienced welder (consider proficiency test mig and stick vertical up stick and 6G weld on pipe)
  • Experience with steam systems including servicing traps, valves, steam station (PRV or distribution center)
  • Ability to braze and solder
  • Ability to follow power piping code on all steam systems
  • Certified welder
  • Experience with pneumatic controls
  • Experience with compressed air systems
  • Experience with Metal fabrication
  • Electrical and electronic knowledge
  • Experience with pump rebuilding and laser alignment
  • Experience with ultrasound test equipment
  • Welding experience with stainless and aluminum
  • Rigging experience with heavy equipment
  • Experience with steam system startup/shutdown
Special Requirements
  • Valid Driver's license
  • Complete a welding proficency test at the time of the campus interview
  • Ability to complete Asbestos awareness training
  • Journeyman steamfitter - Formal recognition by appropriate trade organization of journeyman Steamfitter status in the State of WI
  • Pass Essential Job Function Test
Physical Demands

Must be able to stand for long periods of time, climb ladders, stoop, crouch, climb stairways, crawl, turn, kneel and balance.
  • Lifting up to 50lb. objects is required
  • Breathing masks are required to be worn during some construction duties
Working Conditions and Environment
  • Ability to lift your arms above your head in order to reach high difficult areas.
  • Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity with one hand to be able to operate hand and power tools and manually complete paperwork such as recording items on work orders and receiving documents.
  • Must have sufficient physical flexibility to kneel, squat, stoop, crawl under cabinets and other low spaces in order to perform the tasks required.
  • Must be able to tolerate working in confined spaces in order to perform maintenance and repair work when necessary.
  • Employee must be able to work in partially lit spaces, confined spaces, dusty and/or dirty spaces, on raised platforms/ladders and in extreme temperatures
  • Employee must wear safety toe shoes during entire shift and is responsible to wear additional PPE as determined necessary by employee/supervisor during the course of job duties

Facilities Management is comprised of Building Maintenance and Grounds, Custodial Services, Heating Plant, Administration, and Facilities Planning and Engineering. The campus is comprised of 2.4 million square feet on approximately 135 acres including 55 buildings of which 22 are academic/research, 12 support services and 21 for university housing. The campus has its own utilities of steam, chilled water, data and electricity.


Applications received may be reviewed until the position is filled.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Required application materials :
  1. Cover letter (* See below)
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

* Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them .

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: .

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Jacob Fox

Phone: 715-232-2491



For information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: .

Facts and data about the university:

Minimum $ 41.64 hourly, per the UW System Trade Agreement.

This has been identified as a Crafts Worker position. Crafts Workers may elect an increased vacation allocation with a corresponding reduction to the prevailing rate. Please see the options below and more information can be found here .

100 hours = $42.96
140 hours = $42.28
180 hours = $41.64

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate¿s completing a criminal background check, reference checks, an essential job function test, and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

Job Family: Staff


Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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