Building Maintenance Mechanic

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Classification:Crafts & Trades I
Grade:Crafts & Trades T1
Work type:Crafts and Trades
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:Physical Plant
Location: Juneau
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau campus, Facilities Services is seeking a 12-month, full time Maintenance Worker to join our team.  UAS Facilities Services keeps our buildings and infrastructure running so our students can get a good education right here in Juneau Alaska.  This position performs a wide variety of tasks including; maintaining building key card and hard key systems, fire extinguisher inspections, removal of snow and ice, maintaining capital property inventory and disposal, general equipment and building maintenance.


100Inspects various maintenance, repair and construction tasks for compliance with applicable work orders, preventive maintenance schedules, regulations and professional practices. Troubleshoots, analyzes, repairs and performs all types of maintenance, grounds keeping and construction functions including installation and repair of roofs, doors, keyed locks, access control system components, walls, ceilings, windows, floors, floor and wall coverings using a wide variety of hardware and tools. Cuts keys, and changes lock cores. Maintains issued key card and hard key inventory. Adjusts key card access, and issues hard keys and temporary key cards per supervisory requests. Responsible for adjusting electronic door access schedules, based on weekday and weekend schedule requests. Performs winter maintenance activities as needed to clear roads, parking lots and walkways of snow. Operate the following equipment for snow removal;1 ton pickups with plow and sander, bobcat skid-steer loader and hand shovels and salt spreaders. Prepares time and materials estimates and inventory reports for the supervisor. Demonstrates appropriate work methods to other employees including how to perform specific tasks and proper safety measures. Obtains needed information or decisions from the supervisor as needed before changes to original plans for action. Assists fellow employees working on heating systems, plumbing systems, ventilation systems, electric systems, fuel systems, grounds, carpentry, painting, cleaning and other Plant equipment as directed. Ensures that hazards are reported to supervisor and/or removed from buildings and grounds including snow, ice, debris, animal wastes, construction materials and other materials as required. Performs monthly fire extinguisher inspections, and schedules annual, 6 and 12 year extinguisher inspections and maintenance by permitted contractors. Works annually with extinguisher contractors to ensure extinguisher placement, size, and type meet NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers. Responsible for security of campus keys, electronic access control, plant tools, and maintaining secure campus facilities. Responsible for maintaining UAS capital property inventory. Works with departments to ensure proper tagging, and disposal of capital property. Provides consistent and documented procedures for UAS and all its departments in the handling of the University's property transactions Assists UAS personnel in adhering to the Alaska statutes and University policies and procedures as they relate to property control. Performs tagging and/or coordinates the tagging of UAS newly acquired equipment from any source with Statewide furnished identification numbers or other decals or markers. Investigates property losses and locates items purchased on non-capital property object codes, tags the equipment and does the accounting procedure required to place the item (s) in the correct property account and object codes. Enters all property additions, transfers and disposals into the statewide computer system. Causes the annual physical inventory of University property at Ketchikan, Sitka and Juneau to be accounted for according to statewide policy and procedures. Maintains equipment records and inventory reports accurately and in a timely manner as specified by UAS and Statewide property regulations and procedures. Makes known and distributes available excess property within the region and University of Alaska statewide system. Conducts or causes periodic surplus property sales for the Southeast region. Causes statewide inventory records to be reconciled with Southeast inventory records. Other duties assigned by the supervisor. The following are representative of duties that are performed by persons in the Crafts and Trades I category. Persons in this category, with requisite skills and abilities, may at times be required to perform other duties and responsibilities including those mentioned in other classification descriptions and marginal responsibilities shared by any other classification as assigned by management.Essential

Under general supervision by Building Maintenance Supervisor, the Building Maintenance Mechanic may routinely perform a variety of skilled maintenance, repair and construction tasks in a variety of trades requiring less than journeyman skills in any one of the trades practiced.

This position  also routinely performs a variety of skilled maintenance, repair, and construction tasks in a variety of trades requiring less than journeyman skills in any one of the trades practiced.  This position will assist our regular Crafts and Trades staff working on heating systems, plumbing systems, ventilation systems, electric systems, fuel systems, grounds, carpentry, painting, preventative maintenance and cleaning.


Education and/or Experience: Journeyman level, apprentice level or other equivalent certification appropriate to the specific position; or a minimum of six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills: Knowledge of computer programs of intermediate difficulty. Ability to use computer scheduling programs.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals and technical procedures. Ability to write reports, job estimates and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management.

Interpersonal Skills: Ability to work independently and in a group setting including following, interpreting and communication instructions given by management, relating to management and other employees in a positive manner, making efforts to solve crew conflicts and assisting in providing a productive and safe work environment.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as pressures, frequency, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

General maintenance experience.

Experience plowing.

Experience cutting keys and changing locks.

Experience performing inspections of fire extinguishers.

Experience with inventory and property control.


Journeyman level, apprentice level or other equivalent certification appropriate to the specific position; or a minimum of six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Alaska Driver's License is required.


Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.  Please indicate in your cover letter if you have a current Alaska Driver's license.

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to 11:59pm Alaska time on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Applications received after this time may not be considered.  This posting will remain open until filled.

Salary Information: CT1 /Step 1 $22.79/hr. (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule -

This is a full-time, benefited position with a UA employee benefits package. Union represented.


This position is represented by the Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades Employees (L6070).

L6070- Probationary Period:

Pursuant to Article 1.5 of the Local 6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, upon initial hire Local 6070 Bargaining Unit Members are probationary for the first six (6) months of work.  During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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