Standard Job Description

A standard job description describes work at a high level and connects UW job titles to similar job titles in the market. It is a general set of responsibilities, without regard to any specific employee, that describes the work an employee performs and their role and impact to the organization.

Salary information for jobs outside of salary ranges 15-35 is located on the UW System Compensation Appendices webpage.

Title Details
Job TitleSteamfitter
Job CodeFP054
Scaled JobNo
Salary Grade67
Family NameFacilities and Capital Planning
Sub Family NameSkilled Trades
Job Overview
Job SummaryLays out, installs, remodels, and maintains pipe systems for heating/chilling water hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and steam systems within power houses, distribution systems and buildings to ensure adequate, safe, and operable institutional facilities.
Job Responsibilities
  • Interprets blueprints and drawings to assess and verify specifications and to calculate the materials and equipment required. Discusses project plan with customer/client
  • Gathers materials, prepares work area, and maintains equipment and supplies needed for jobs
  • Performs skilled steamfitter work according to established trade standards and applicable building and safety codes
  • Reviews finished projects with client/customer. Maintains records and reports of work status and completion according to established deadlines and expectations
  • Cleans work area upon completion of projects according to established guidelines and expectations
  • Collaborates with and assists contractors as needed
  • Installs, troubleshoots, and services Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVACR) systems and equipment
Additional Information
Employee CategoryUniversity Staff (CP, CJ, CL)
Supervision RequiredNo
FLSA ExemptNon-Exempt
Education*High School Diploma and the completion of a registered apprenticeship program approved by the Department of Workforce Development as a Steamfitter as defined on DWD website - - Preferred Minimum

*All preferred education can be fulfilled with comparable experience, unless education is listed as required for the job.

Scaled Jobs in the Library

The title and salary structure continues the idea of creating additional job titles for some jobs found systemwide or university-wide based on a small, medium, and large designation. We call this scaling. If there is a scaled job available, universities should choose that job for their employees.

  • Scaling is not title progression.
  • Scaling is a type of further refining the market pricing for a job.
  • For example,


    TTC Title


    Athletics Assoc Dir


    Athletics Assoc Dir (B)


    Athletics Assoc Dir (C)


Institution Scale
System A – no ( )
Milwaukee A – no ( )
Eau Claire (B)
La Crosse (B)
Oshkosh (B)
Platteville (B)
Stevens Point (B)
Stout (B)
Whitewater (B)
Green Bay (C)
River Falls (C)
Parkside (C)
Superior (C)

Scale is based on the size and budget of a university.


(Inst) typically designates institution-wide or systemwide scope and a non-institution version of the same job title typically indicates use at a School/College/Division/Department-level.

Minimum Education Requirements

The minimum preferred education represent the systemwide shared minimum elements of each job description. When posting for an open position, universities can add additional requirements or preferences to their specific recruitment.

[updateD September 12, 2022]