Extended Temporary CT1 Boiler Firer Trainee

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  • Job Number:518716
  • Classification:Ext Temporary Trades
  • Grade:Crafts & Trades T1
  • Work type:Temporary
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Facilities Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

This is a Temporary (Up to 18 months) union represented position under the direct supervision of the Shift Supervisor. The employee will perform duties at the Utilities Heat & Power Plant in support of Plant Operations, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This is an entry level position intended to provide on-the-job training and establish the knowledge base for promotion to a higher level within the Power Plant.


100Works in areas that contain asbestos. *Assist the Boiler Firer in taking hourly readings, testing water, greasing equipment and pulling ash. *Assists the Maintenance personnel in installing new pipes, valves, ductwork, replacing brick in ash bin, repairing leaks in pipes and assist in utilidor maintenance. *Operates and repairs pumps, water systems, and other boiler room equipment including but not limited to firing boilers under supervision and assists in maintaining proper pressure and water levels. *Assist in boiler and turbine overhauls. *Operate the coal or ash handling equipment. *Performs preventative maintenance on various equipment including heating equipment. *Maintains records of repair and maintenance of work performed. *Unload and store supplies and equipment. *Assists in maintaining the building and equipment; remove hazards from buildings and ground including snow, ice, debris, construction materials and other items as required. *Perform housekeeping duties in the workplace to include, but not limited to mopping, waxing, dusting, painting, etc. *Perform related tests and tasks as assigned. Receive continuous on-the-job training in the Boiler Firer duties. Adheres to all safety practices. Local 6070 Generic Union Job Description: https://www.alaska.edu/labor/local-6070/job-classification-descri/Essential


Must demonstrate custodial experience. Must demonstrate knowledge and experience with building equipment and maintenance. Knowledge of tools and equipment used in Power Plants. Must demonstrate knowledge and experience with overhauls, for example, turbines, compressors and pumps. Ability to wear various respiratory protection apparatus. Must possess mechanical aptitude. Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts and overtime as required. Ability and willingness to follow instructions. Ability and willingness to learn and work within a team environment and be dependable.

WORK HOURS: 12hr Shifts , days or nights (unless otherwise informed)


This is an entry level position intended to provide on-the-job training and establish the knowledge base for promotion to a higher level within the Power Plant. The successful candidate will have some demonstrated experience with industrial tools and equipment; including experience with turbines, compressors and pumps, or an equivalent combination of education and training in lieu of hands on experience (e.g., Process Technology Associate of Applied Science).


Ability to obtain Third Class Boiler Operator's License within six months of employment. Able to complete the GPI Learning program given by the Power Plant within six months of employment. State of Alaska Driver's License. High School graduate or equivalent. Demonstrated knowledge of janitorial duties and knowledge of maintenance and operation of equipment.

WORK HOURS: 12hr Shifts , days or nights (unless otherwise informed)

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

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.  

 **Applicants to this pool will be called upon at time of need**

Salary Information: CT1 /Step 1 $23.02/hr.  (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule - http://www.alaska.edu/labor/local-6070/ .  This is a Temporary full-time, minimally benefited position, up to 18 months.  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.

UAF COVID Requirements: Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contracts.

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.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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