Facilities Mechanical Engineer 4

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  • Job Number:519638
  • Classification:Facilities Services-Engineering 4
  • Grade:Grade 81
  • Work type:Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Facilities Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Architecture/Construction/Planning, Engineering/Computer Science

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for working in cooperation with projects managers and design professionals to support the design of capital, renewal, repurposing, and maintenance projects at the UAF power plant. Additionally, this position must provide design and technical expertise in the maintenance of all UAF facilities. Must have management and leadership skills to successfully provide design and maintenance support for University facilities to meet changing needs and resource challenges.


20Provide the design, engineering principles, technical expertise, and best practices to maintenance services for the support of facilities at the Fairbanks and remote campus facilities.Essential
20Review construction documents during design for conformance with adopted code, UAF Design Standards and good engineering practice. Provide construction inspection and review as needed throughout the life of a project.Essential
60Under the intermittent supervision of a fully competent and experienced engineer: Analyze various building mechanical systems where required or facility modifications as the need may arise. Design solutions and develop a budgetary estimate for project execution that results in an acceptable first cost, reasonable requirements for maintenance over the life of the equipment, long-term reliable operation, and energy efficiency. Frequently called upon to perform miscellaneous code review, calculations, and/or equipment selection that may or may not be linked to any specific project. Technical engineering support for construction projects and maintenance shop efforts at the Fairbanks and remote campus facilities. Troubleshoot facilities systems such as water and waste plumbing, fire sprinklers, laboratory gas and vacuum, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment and control systems, VFDs, hydronic pumps, and specialty research and teaching equipment.Essential


Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited engineering program. Knowledge of computer systems and applications including Windows operating system(s), AutoCAD, spreadsheets, word processors, and scheduling software. Substantial knowledge of mechanical and plumbing codes and regulations is required and knowledge of project scheduling, estimating, and construction drawings and specifications is highly preferred. Professional licensure is preferred.


Four years work experience acquired in an entry-level mechanical engineering position or appropriate graduate level study. Experience In design and/or facilities maintenance support is preferred.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from an accredited engineering program. Professional registration in the State of Alaska as a Mechanical Engineer is preferred or qualified to obtain professional registration in Mechanical Engineering from the State of Alaska within the first 12-months of employment.

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on May 27, 2022, 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. 

  • If an adequate pool of applicants is not received at that time, applications will be reviewed by date received until the position is filled.
  • This recruitment is Open Until Filled and successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.

Salary Information: Grade 81 - DOE.  This is a full-time, benefited position with a UA employee benefits package

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

*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.


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 by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.


*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.

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

Term Position: This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Probationary: Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

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:  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus: UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

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 www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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.

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

Affirmative Action Statement:

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

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



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