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Steam Fitter

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Work Type: Staff/Classified AFSCME
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Repair Of Buildings - Kent Campus [100415]

Job Title:

Steam Fitter 

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH


$17.02- $17.77 (6 month rate)

Basic Function:

Performs skilled work in installation, maintenance, and repair of high and low pressure steam distribution systems, condensate return systems, and equipment. Reports to HVAC Superintendent or other designated supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Installs, replaces and repairs high and low pressure steam, hot water, and heating lines, expansion joints, traps, regulators, bearings, valves, pumps, heaters, heat exchanges, coils, and other parts; repairs kitchen and laundry equipment; covers steam pipes and heaters with insulation material; and performs preventive maintenance on equipment; maintains log of repairs.

Orders parts and materials, reports low supply levels to supervisor.

Drives vehicle to pick up and deliver personnel and materials.

May train and direct student employees or employees in a lower pay grade; may participate in training new employees.

Assists other skilled tradespersons.

Performs related duties as required.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of three years experience in steamfitting, welding, plumbing, and HVAC (or an equivalent combination of education or experience which provides comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities).


Valid Ohio driver's license with safe driving record.Must be eligible to be certified by the State of Ohio to weld high pressure steel piping with a diameter of 2 7/8" or greater (6" pipe test) and schedule 40 and 80 thickness. Employment in this classification is contingent upon a valid State certification prior to completion of probationary period or, when a probationary period is not involved, prior to assignment to classification.

Knowledge Of:

Appropriate safety practices

Skill In:

Installation, maintenance and repair of high and low pressure steam distribution systems and equipment
Use of hand and power tools

Ability To:

Diagnose problems and take appropriate action
Interpret and apply blueprints and schematic diagrams
Demonstrate physical dexterity and lift 100 pounds
Perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and to calculate percentages)
Read (e.g., technical information), write (e.g., material requisitions), and accurately follow oral, written, and graphic instructions
Work in high places and tunnels

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Exposed to dirt, fumes, odors, grease, heights, extreme temperatures, humidity, and variable weather conditions; requires considerable physical exertion to include frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds (e.g., pipes), occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds (e.g., steam regulators, traps), working in cramped quarters and assuming awkward positions; may be required to work varied hours and shifts to include evenings, weekends, and holidays; may be called to work in emergency situations; requires on- and off-campus travel.

Working Schedule:

 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; however, schedule may vary to meet departmental needs.

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit<>.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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