MSW4 Maintenance Technician - Plumbing

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  • Job Number:524112
  • Classification:Maintenance Service Worker IV
  • Grade:Facilities Maintenance M4
  • Work type:Crafts and Trades, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Facilities Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

Facilities Services is seeking applicants for MSW4 Maintenance Technician. The typical work schedule will be M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. The successful applicant will demonstrate at least one year in a field related to this position. This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


100This is a union represented position. Perform preventative maintenance to support the successful operations of the general services provided by Facilities Services Department of Maintenance. Under the supervision of the Housing and Dining Shop Manager. •Perform preventative maintenance and minor repairs of the heating, water and sanitary drainage systems. •Inspect, adjust, or repair various plumbing fixtures and open clogged drains, •Assist journeyman in the installation and repair of plumbing fixtures, piping, and other equipment. •Use hand and power tools common to the trade, •Perform other duties as assigned, •Observe safety rules and regulations, and •Report damaged or malfunctioning equipment to the supervisor to schedule repairs. This is an entry-level position; on-the-job training will be provided. Local 6070 Generic Union Job Description:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: -Ability to interact and communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and customers
-Must be able to lift seventy pounds.
-Ability to work safely and to ensure the safety of others
-Ability to prioritize and consistently complete assigned work in a reasonable amount of time
-Effective problem solving skills and attention to detail
-Collect equipment data by a variety of methods,
-Anticipate equipment need and take effective action;
-Work cooperatively with others;
-Work independently;
-Follow written and oral instructions;
-Learn plumbing and preventative maintenance techniques;
-Must be willing and able to work in areas that may contain hazardous materials and substances;
-Must have and always maintain a current valid Drivers License to hold this position.
Typical Experience:
The successful applicant will demonstrate at least one year in a field related to this position (construction or maintenance). Basic knowledge/experience in the plumbing field. Basic knowledge/experience in reading blueprints.

Required Education or Training:

High School graduate or equivalent.

Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.

Salary Information:

MSW4 Step 1 - $20.86/hr

Wage Grade Schedule -

This is a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt staff position with a competitive salary and full employee benefits package

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

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

Local 6070 Generic Union Job Description:


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 March 23, 2023, 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. 

UAF COVID Requirements:

At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha’ campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

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


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:

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 Emily Orr, Facilities Services HR Coordinator, at or 907-474-2651.


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