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Maintenance Worker, Asbestos

Job Description

Maintenance Worker,
Asbestos Removal and Insulation

The Office of Physical Plant is seeking Asbestos Removal and Insulation Maintenance Workers to lay out all shapes, sizes, and varieties of insulation for installation on many different kinds of equipment and piping to include converters, strainers, fittings, valves, meters, and hot and cold piping. Determine proper types and thickness of insulation materials; estimate and purchase all materials needed for application; maintain inventory of supplies and notify supervisor for re-orders. Figure lag sizes for ordering insulation blankets for installation on heat exchangers, valves, strainers, flanges, etc. Prepare and install insulation; mark all newly insulated pipes appropriately. Interpret drawings, blueprints, and charts to determine piping layouts for installation of insulation. Remove a variety of insulation material, including asbestos, from pipes, fittings, heat exchangers, etc; operate hepavac when removing asbestos. Assemble and disassemble containment areas; erect, work on, and dismantle scaffolding, ladders, and other staging; post signs and/or barricades according to standard procedure to ensure that asbestos removal area is closed to unauthorized personnel. Perform cleaning operations of work areas; collect, tag, record, and transport waste to designated area. Use templates, various hand tools, such as knives, putty knives, calipers, dividers, etc., and portable power tools and equipment to perform assigned tasks. Direct the work of helpers as assigned. Assist trades person(s) in installation, repair, replacement and cleaning of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Assist in installation, repair, replacement, and cleaning of all oil and gas fired boiler, furnace, and incinerator equipment, and systems. Work closely with the University Department of Environmental Health and Safety. Refer all repair problems for other trades person, lead person, or supervisor; detect unusual conditions and report to supervisor. Maintain work areas and other assigned areas in a clean and orderly condition; maintain tools and equipment, including air-sampling apparatus, in proper condition and repair as necessary; notify supervisor of equipment needs. Operate motor vehicle as required.

Job Requirements: Requires the use of commercial English, grammar and arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including decimals and fractions; simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, wiring diagrams, together with the use of adjustable measuring instruments. Must also possess valid PA Department of Labor and Industry Asbestos license and obtain annual recertifications. 1 to 2 years of effective experience. 3:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Sunday NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES THAT YOU OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AS A PART OF YOUR JOB DUTIES. A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO STANDARD BACKGROUND CHECKS.


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Other Pay 0
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Skilled Labor - Trades
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Education - Teaching - Administration
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 0001146330-01
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Maintenance Worker, Asbestos

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