Poker Flat 2017 - Temporary Seasonal Trades MSW 3

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Classification:Maintenance Service Worker III
Grade:Facilities Maintenance M3
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Geophysical Institute
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

Poker Flat Research Range is accepting applications for a temporary Maintenance Service Worker III. These positions will entail manual labor and light maintenance on the range during the summer months and additionally, Heater Watch during the winter months. These positions are temporary and will be hired on an as-needed basis, determined by the Range Manager.


Poker Flat Research Range is the largest land-based rocket research range in the world and the only high-latitude rocket range in the United States. Poker Flat launches scientific sounding rockets, performs satellite tracking and is home to a growing fleet of unmanned aircraft. We are accepting applications to fill both summer and winter positions. This position is manual-labor based, and the employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

During the summer, duties may include mowing, brush cutting, digging, light carpentry work, and freight handling.  During the summer this job is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  

During the winter the job will include moving heavy heaters, fueling heaters and equipment, lifting and moving heavy hoses, and monitoring heater temperatures in addition to snow removal, freight handling, and acting as a roadblock during launch operations when necessary.   During winter months, the employee may need to work shifts on a 24/7 basis.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather (both summer and winter) conditions, near moving mechanical parts; in high, and/or precarious places; and occasionally in confined spaces. The employee may encounter wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; hazardous chemicals; extreme cold; and the risk of electrical shock, and when working outside, animals such as moose, bears, and foxes. The noise level in the work environment may be loud at times, and the employee will work in proximity to explosives. Appropriate protective measures must be taken to prevent possible injury. 

Salary Information:

This position is a full-time, seasonal temporary, Local 6070 Grade MSW3 (salary commensurate with experience)        

Application  Process:

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  The review of this posting will start on 11/13/2017, at 11:55 PM Alaska Time. Applications received after this date may not be considered until another position becomes available or if a qualified candidate is not identified.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7194 or 907-474-7999. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UAF Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.

Non-Represented Student/Adjunct/Temporary (At-Will)

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at

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Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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