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Posting Details

Position Information

St. Catherine University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution, committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. St. Catherine University strongly encourages applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status and/or religion. St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Position Title Pipefitter
Primary Campus Both
Posting Number 20170031-STAFF

Position Summary Information

Position Responsibilities

St. Catherine University, St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses, is accepting applicants for a full-time Pipefitter in our Facilities Department. The Pipefitter is responsible for the lay out, fabrication, assembly, installation and maintenance of piping and piping systems, supports, fixtures and equipment for industrial piping systems based on their knowledge of system operation and study of building plans or working drawings. This includes carbon steel, stainless steel, chrome and PVC systems.

Responsibilities including but not limited to:
• General Pipefitter duties including housekeeping clean-up procedures
• General identification of materials, fabrication and installation
• Install all types of pipe; ductile iron mechanical joint pipe, fabricate for socket weld pipe from isometrics
• Use power tools, drill motors, end and angle grinders, and port-a-bands
• Identify all types of pipe fittings, socket weld fittings and all thread rod by size/left/right hand threads; Identify pipe fittings by size, type, material, and service type
• Identify gaskets materials by size, material, type, and ratings; Identify hanger components by type, kind, size, and material composition
• Read and interpret pipe blueprints to erect and fabricate piping systems (Ortho, ISO, P&ID, GA), isometric drawings and hanger and support drawings
• Identify Rigging Equipment; Perform simple rigging operations
• Set-Up and operate oxy-acetylene torch for heating and cutting; Set-up and purge stainless steel pipe
• Identify and discriminate cutting and welding gases
• Install reinforced concrete pipe and all types of pipe and ductile iron mechanical joint pipe
• Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications

• Journeyman Pipefitter certification/license is required
• Must have the knowledge and ability to do material takeoffs, figure offsets, takeoff of fittings, and rigging
• Teamwork, effective communication and leadership are a must
• Read, write and communicate using English language sufficient to perform job functions (other preferences will be given for special language skills where there is a business need)
• Individual must be able to follow safety rules, verbal and written instructions and must be familiar with power and hand tools for necessary work
• Must be able to work independently, be flexible, and work well with others
• The successful candidate must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.

Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to apply for this position. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Application review begins immediately. Position open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer/Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Detail Information

Posting Start Date 05/03/2017
Close Date

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you currently have your Journeyman Pipefitter certifcation or license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of relevant/job related experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-3
    • 4-6
    • 5+
  3. * All applicants that are offered a position with St. Catherine University will be required to have a background check completed. Will you consent to a background check if offered this position with the University?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University Website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune paper
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune web
    • Community agency
    • Internet
    • Walk-in
    • Newspaper - Pioneer Press paper
    • Newspaper -Pioneer Press web
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2