Machinist, Crafts & Trades III (CT3) - Geophysical Institute

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  • Job Number:521834
  • Classification:Crafts & Trades III
  • Grade:Crafts & Trades T3
  • Work type:Crafts and Trades, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Geophysical Institute
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

Do you enjoy operating Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines? The Geophysical Institute is looking for a Machinist to join our research-focused Machine Shop team. In this position, you will play an important role in designing and fabricating equipment that will be used by researchers all over the world. If successful, you will work in Fairbanks, Alaska where hiking, ski trails, fishing, and a variety of outdoor activities are easily accessible. We hire skilled machinists from a variety of backgrounds with a passion for supporting research! Travel will be required for this position.

Duties:

100Use manual lathes and milling machines in the shop. Operate Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. Operate drill presses, band saws, and cut-off saws. Use power equipment and tools in the Carpentry Shop to include table saw, panel saw and all associated hand tools. Fabricate and construct, following drawings or direction, to complete projects that utilize mechanical and electrical integration to include drilling, tapping, adjusting and final assembly. Follow direction from supervisor or lead project machinist to facilitate completion of assigned projects. Inspect, diagnose, and correct faulty or malfunctioning shop machinery and equipment. Read and interpret drawings and schematics. Verify conformance of finished work-piece to specifications, using measuring and inspection tools as necessary Follow all prescribed and noted safety functions in and around shop areas. Assist management in resolving worker-related problems. Performs technical analysis of building plans and working drawings to determine work aids required and optimize sequence of installation in maintenance and construction projects and operations. Perform pipe welding to repair and install piping systems and equipment. Inspect maintenance and construction projects for conformance to management specifications and codes. Plan, develop, and interpret specifications and assembly/support of complex research equipment, including materials, methods of construction, and sequence of operation or monitoring equipment. Demonstrate appropriate work methods to other employees including proper safety measures.Essential

Geophysical Institute:

The Geophysical Institute is a research-driven organization at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The university offers an attractive work environment and strong benefits including retirement and health insurance, generous leave policies, and tuition waivers for UAF courses. The Geophysical Institute is committed to equity, inclusion, and accountability and values the open sharing of different perspectives. We support a respectful and welcoming environment and a commitment to serving Alaska and Alaskans with strong applied science. Career growth and professional development are expected and encouraged.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Ability to operate forklift.

Knowledge of SolidWorks or other Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software.

Knowledge of 3D printing technologies.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals and technical procedures.

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other similarly classified employees and management.

Ability to work independently and in a group setting including following, interpreting and communicating 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.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

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.
Typical Experience:
This is the highest skill level in the craft and trade classifications. Employees in this classification may be directed to assume sole project responsibility in completing complex projects.

Master level or equivalent certification in a specialized field including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, or mechanical; or a minimum of 15 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Basic knowledge and/or experience with CNC machines required.

May be required to have specialized licenses including a commercial driver's license, inspector certifications, ASME IX (welding on pipe, 15 psi or more capacity), electrical administrator’s license, level C state fireworker permit, Emission Control Test and Repair certificate, etc.
Required Education or Training:

This is the highest skill level in the craft and trade classifications. Employees in this classification may be directed to assume sole project responsibility in completing complex projects.

Master level or equivalent certification in a specialized field including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, or mechanical; or a minimum of 15 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Basic knowledge and/or experience with CNC machines required.

May be required to have specialized licenses including a commercial driver's license, inspector certifications, ASME IX (welding on pipe, 15 psi or more capacity), electrical administrator’s license, level C state fireworker permit, Emission Control Test and Repair certificate, etc.

A valid Alaska Driver's license is required.

Salary Information: 

This position is full-time, CT 3, term-funded, non-exempt, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA Crafts and Trades salary schedule, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

*This position will be physically located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. The successful finalist will be expected to report to duty at the UAF office on the first day of employment.

**To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position. 

***Travel will be required for this position.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  Please submit your application no later than 10/19/2022 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time. The review of this posting will start on 10/20/2022. This posting will be closed once it is filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7357. 

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.

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 contract.


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


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

**All APPLICANTS **

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 Unit Member in order to apply. 

Applications must be received by 11:55 PM Alaska time on October 19, 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: CT3 /Step 1 $29.74/hr.  (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule - http://www.alaska.edu/labor/local-6070/ ).


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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