FS Light Duty Mechanic (CT1/CT2)

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  • Job Number:524396
  • Classification:Crafts & Trades I
  • Grade:Crafts & Trades T1
  • 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:

UAF Facilities Services, Operations Vehicle Repair Shop oversees and maintains 300 plus vehicles and equipment of all sorts of makes and models. We have a 6-bay garage/shop with four lifts and all up to date tools and required repair equipment. We are looking for a light-duty mechanic to join our team and help us complete preventative maintenance and repairs on our fleet. If you are the person we seek, please apply, and let's meet to discuss the opportunity. This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply for internal postings. This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or to those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings. This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply for internal postings.


100%Perform periodic maintenance/safety inspections on vehicles and equipment. Research, identify and order required repair parts to perform repairs. Utilize and update Electronic time and maintenance tracking software, (for maintenance records and time sheets.) Maintain and repair shop tools and equipment to meet OSHA requirements. Maintain a clean and safe work and tool area. Identify, isolate, and repair malfunctions and deficiencies in vehicle and equipment brake, steering, and suspension systems. Recognize problems or potential problems in vehicle and equipment systems and take appropriate actions to correct the problem. Read wiring schematics, isolate electrical problems, analyze electronic engine control systems, and apply electrical repairs as required. Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair hydraulic, air over hydraulic systems. Troubleshoot vehicle and equipment drive train system malfunctions, isolate affected component and repair as required. Must be willing to learn.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: *Must know current safety practices, repair techniques, and terminology, and the vocabulary needed to read and interpret technical manuals and regulations.
*Must have experience with various types of equipment, (engine sizes types, Pickups, cars, ATV, etc.)
*Must know lubrication requirements and the use of standard shop tools and procedures. *Must have knowledge of the following mechanical systems: air conditioning, hydraulic, electronic and electrical, brake and related systems, steering, functions and limitations of equipment systems, technical advances in equipment systems, technical manuals and service handbooks.
*Must have the ability to select and operate repair equipment, select and order appropriate parts and materials, post updates to technical manuals, recognize problems or potential problems, prioritize order of diagnostic steps, retrieve information from computer files or shop manuals, apply municipal requirements for Inspection and maintenance (IM) of vehicles, prioritize inspection steps, select and properly operate diagnostic equipment, use precision measuring instruments, apply electronic analysis to equipment problem diagnoses, and manipulate tools in confined spaces.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
*Alaska Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
*Skill in diagnosis of equipment failure and effecting repair and the use of precision tools and diagnostic equipment.
*Ability to overhaul engines (types vary with duty station).
Preferred Experience & Education:
At least one year of vehicle shop maintenance experience, specifically light duty passenger vehicles. Small engine experience is acceptable if the applicant has light duty passenger vehicle train, (ASE or equivalent)
Required Experience & Education:

Multiple years of Light Duty Mechanic shop experience, or a at least one year with ASE, (or equivalent), certifications. Valid Alaska Driver's License; compliance with UA Safe Driving criteria.

Salary Information:

CT1 Step 1 - $23.48/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, 12-month, non-exempt staff position with a competitive salary and full employee benefits package

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the recruitment is filled.


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 five 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 to apply.  


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: 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 Emily Orr, Facilities Services HR Coordinator, at porr3@alaska.edu or 907-474-2651.

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