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Posted on August 17, 2021

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UA Local 32
Climate Pledge Arena
Not disclosed
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Position Summary:
The Plumber is responsible for the overall maintenance, repair, and improvement of Climate Pledge Arena, and other locations as needed. In coordination with the Director of Engineering and under the supervision of the Chief Engineer, this position requires knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of the plumbing trade, and making decisions in selecting appropriate materials and methods of work. Most tasks are covered by guidelines although judgment is needed to make appropriate selections of guidelines.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain, inspect, and repair piping systems inside and outside of buildings including potable and non-potable water, air, drainage, sewage, irrigation, chill water, steam, fountain, pools, and hydraulic heating piping systems. Install, repair, and replace all valves and piping system components
  • Install, maintain, test, repair, and winterize irrigation systems including sprinkler heads, valves, valve boxes, quick couplers, control clocks, piping, pressure reducing valves, and backflow devices
  • Install, maintain, and replace all equipment installed on piping systems including pumps, air compressors, heat exchanges, filters, chemical injection equipment, sewage ejectors, electronic valves, tempering valves, appliances, water coolers, rainwater system, spa equipment, pool equipment, fountain equipment, and water heaters
  • Install cast iron sectional boilers. Repair and maintain all associated equipment such as thermostats, low water cutoffs, water feeders, pumps, heating valves of all types, relief vales, heating coils, boiler control sensing equipment, gas regulator, solenoid valves, etc. (Some work may require a Boiler License.)
  • Install, maintain, and replace equipment on water systems including mixing chemical solutions, drawing water samples, and other related duties
  • Clear plumbing stoppages and repairs fitting and line breaks and leaks
  • Cut and thread pipe and perform soldering and brazing work for plumbing installation and maintenance tasks
  • Inspect plumbing installations for needed repairs, make recommendations, or perform repairs and tests completed work
  • Install and maintain chemical injection and/or pool circulation systems
  • Order parts and supplies, as necessary
  • Dig trenches for irrigation systems
  • This role also involves assisting in major repairs and upgrades and participating in large-scale maintenance duties as part of the operations team
  • The Plumber also provides on-site support during special events as well as during off hours, holidays, and weekends
  • Carry out periodic inspection, cleaning, and equipment servicing
  • Log into the work order management system to find, accept, and complete the work requests
  • Carry out installation of new equipment; perform repairs on leaks
  • Collaborate with other workers, company’s officials, and staff to effectively provide solutions to maintenance problems
  • Attend quickly to emergency call on equipment repair issues, as well as to after work hour calls
  • Support the successful completion of 50 NHL games, 20 WNBA games, 80 major music/entertainment events, and 25 miscellaneous events each year
  • Maintain, repair, organize, and clean all building systems, tools, and related equipment
  • Assist in required daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual required building inspections, and institute required corrections and/or Preventative Maintenance systems and schedules as needed
  • Work with subcontractors and vendors as required to carry out the various responsibilities of such 3rd party services
  • Promote a safe working environment for all employees by following the life safety and emergency program as needed
  • Coordinate the operations activities with other building departments and show-related contractors


About the employer: Climate Pledge Arena

We are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community and business partners through world class sports and entertainment. We believe that Winning Matters, our Fans come first, with risk comes reward, great teams can achieve unimaginable results, honoring the Pacific Northwest is our duty and driving the business is our responsibility.

Climate Pledge Arena, a $1 Billion redevelopment of the facility formerly known as Key Arena and built originally for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, will be transformed into a world class, state-of-the-art City jewel and destination. Located at Seattle Center in the heart of Seattle’s Uptown Neighborhood, the new venue will offer a truly unique and intimate experience for the NHL, WNBA, concerts, and other entertainment events, while preserving the historic nature of Seattle Center and its surroundings. This project will be a completely new arena beneath its existing historic-landmark roof that will remain in place. Climate Pledge Arena is under construction now, projected opening 2021. The 32nd NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken will begin play in the 2021-2022 season.

Possibility of joining UA Local 32:

This job is not currently unionized. Some opportunities indexed in our database are union-eligible jobs. You can learn more about forming a union at: mlklabor.org/join-a-union

About your union: UA Local 32

United Association Local 32 is a Labor Organization whose primary function is to improve the lives of pipe trades workers. That’s right. We are Organized Labor. Originally started to bring decent wages and working conditions to a trade which had neither, Local 32 has also brought many other benefits over the years. Benefits such as training opportunities, medical and retirement plans not to mention dignity, respect, and an equal seat at the table of our industry are all proof that when pipe trades workers pull together, we have a positive impact on our industry.


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