CT1 Painter/Maintenance Mechanic

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Classification:Crafts & Trades I
Grade:Crafts & Trades T1
Work type:Crafts and Trades
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Facilities Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

UAF Facilities Services is hiring Painter Maintenance Mechanics for the Carpenter Shop. If you have Apprentice level painter certification or 1-3 years experience and have detailing skills for level 3- 5, for this trade, this may be the job for you. Apply today to meet the review deadlines.


100%Painter Job Duties: • Remove of coatings such as paint and wall paper. • Preparation of surfaces using material such as sandpaper, paint remover, and steel wool and equipment such as wire brushes, scrapers and blow torches. • Mixing of required portions of pigment, oil, and thinning and drying substances to prepare paint to specified color. • Operate Computer based tinting and Color Match equipment. • Apply coats of paint, varnish, stains, enamel, or lacquer to all types of interior or exterior building surfaces, building trim, windows, doors, machines, metal shelving, and equipment by brushing, rolling or spray painting. • Apply wall coverings. • Refinish hardwood floors, shelving and wood furniture. Preform ancillary protective work such as erecting barriers, posting signage, masking baseboards, door frames, and windows; placing drop cloths; and removing pictures, switch plates, and outlet covers. • Inspect buildings, facilities and equipment to ascertain required repairs, and make recommendations. • Erect scaffolding and ladders. • Perform work from ladders, elevated platforms and rooftops. Inspect work site for planned work's impact on associated trades and professionals and consults with others to ensure safety. • Inspects and performs various maintenance, repair, and construction tasks for compliance with applicable work orders, regulations, codes, and professional practices. • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance on building components, vehicles, and specialized equipment. • Demonstrates appropriate work methods to other employees including proper safety measures. • Obtains needed information or decisions from supervisor as needed. • Ensures that hazards are removed from buildings and grounds including snow, ice, debris, animal wastes, construction materials, and other items as required. • Installs floor coverings, wall coverings, sheet rock, and furnishings such as shelving, window coverings, door seals, and institutional support equipment. • Perform nonstructural repairs to walls, floors, ceilings, wall surfaces, and finishes. • Operates and inspects conventional and airless sprayers, compressors, and sandblasting equipment. • Assist in remodeling and new construction. • Interact with customers in a courteous manner. • Perform related duties as assigned. • Willingness to work in an environment containing Asbestos with proper training and equipment provided.Essential

**Work in the UAF Facilities Services Carpenter Shop as a painter offers the opportunity for an apprentice painter to provide a much needed service to the University.  Applying protective coatings to the surfaces not only protects our buildings but it adds to the overall appearance and thereby enhances the appeal of the University as a whole.  Painters are afforded the opportunity to take trade related courses that will improve their knowledge of the painting profession.  Under general supervision, employee may routinely perform a variety of skilled maintenance, repair, and construction tasks in a variety of trades requiring at least apprentice level skills in any one of the trades practiced.

Painters are afforded the opportunity to take trade related courses that will improve their knowledge of the painting profession.  Under general supervision, employee may routinely perform a variety of skilled maintenance, repair, and construction tasks in a variety of trades requiring at least apprentice level skills in any one of the trades practiced


A minimum of one to three years related experience and/or training in the painting trade.


1. Valid Driver’s License

Local 6070 Generic Union Job Description: https://www.alaska.edu/labor/local-6070/job-classification-descri/


Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees will be provided priority employment considerations for the first 5 days, when they meet the minimum qualifications for the posted position.  Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the posting should apply before the review date.  However, there is no requirement to be a Bargaining Member in order to apply.  

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on October 20, 2021, to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.  To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

*This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Salary Information: CT1 /Step 1 $22.79/hr.  (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule - http://www.alaska.edu/labor/local-6070/ .   This is a full-time, benefited position with a UA employee benefits package. Union represented.

Driver license info :  Within your cover letter please state whether or not you have or can obtain a valid Driver’s License upon hire.

Applicant Instructions:  Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

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

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

Affirmative Action Statement: UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:  www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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 is a Drug Free Workplace

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. 

Training Policy: It is the policy of the University of Alaska 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 UA.

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

2. Hazardous Painters Card



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