Crafts & Trades II - Building Maintenance Technician

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Classification:Crafts & Trades II
Grade:Crafts & Trades T2
Work type:Crafts and Trades
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Facilities Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

Work in the UAF Facilities Services Electrical and Trades Maintenance Shop as a Building Maintenance Technician offers the opportunity for a Journeyman level Carpenter to provide a much needed service to the University. The performance of scheduled and non-scheduled carpenter tasks assists in the day to day and long term functionality of the University. The variety of work to complete offers something different to accomplish almost daily. Employees may routinely perform a variety of skilled maintenance, repair, and construction tasks in a variety of trades requiring at least apprentice level skills in any one of the trades practiced.


100Perform all phases of carpentry as follows: Form, rough-in, repairing, remodeling or new construction, interior or exterior as required; Install interior and exterior hardware on windows and doors; Repair glazing in storefronts, doors, windows and curtain walls; Perform roofing repairs. Install vinyl tile; Assist in installing linoleum and carpeting; Perform concrete work, masonry work, ceramic tile setting and grouting; Perform work near hot and/or moving mechanical equipment, in high and precarious locations, confined spaces and in adverse weather conditions. Replace/patch Gypsum wall board, tape an finish Gypsum wall board to F5 finish, in preparation for painting. Repair and maintain locks, door closures and other door hardware. Willingness to work in an environment containing Asbestos with proper training and equipment provided. Willing to obtain Operation and Maintenance asbestos training and remove asbestos under Operations and Maintenance protocol. Maintain and repair university buildings and equipment in interior and exterior locations and conditions; Perform new construction as required; Perform work requests; Coordinate with building occupants to schedule work to minimize disruption; Follow Lead''s recommendations for the most effective and efficient carpentry work practices to employ including the evaluation of equipment and materials; Determine the need for and perform area inspections to ensure that workers and other individuals are not exposed to safety or other hazards. Comply with recommended safety equipment, methods of construction and power tool operation. Initiate work following all Building Codes, EPA, OSHA, and construction guidelines for conformance to Management specifications; Keep current on carpentry technology and methods to optimize efficiency and safety. Analyze building plans for mechanical system location, routing and installation to determine appropriate work methods and hazard identification; Construct, erect, install, finish and repair wooden structures and fixtures on residential and commercial buildings; Perform job site clean-up and final quality-check of work; Utilize various lift equipment such as man-lifts and scaffolding in the accomplishment of the assigned work; Carry out leveling operations, plans adjustments, surface material installation, etc.; Assist with the fabrication of jigs, forms and other guides to assist in quality carpentry work. Order materials as directed and keep an inventory of supplies on hand: Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and perform minor maintenance such a blade replacement; Other duties as assigned might include (but is not limited to) regular shop cleanup and maintenance. Be able to navigate the Facilities Services work order request system and manage electronic files and pictures on the shop computer system. Document all carpentry work to include progress information, results; Be able to read working drawings and make job folders with carpentry paperwork, according to regulations. All positions may operate in a lead capacity when and where applicable or necessary, without moving to another level; Persons in the Crafts and Trades 2 category, with requisite skills and abilities, may at times be required to perform other duties and responsibilities including those mentioned in other classification descriptions and marginal responsibilities shared by any other classification as assigned by management; Representative duties for all persons in the Crafts and Trades 2 category are outlined in the generic classification description for a Crafts and Trades 2 (CT2) employee. (; All positions may operate in a lead capacity when and where applicable or necessary, without moving to another level; Follow all set University Standards and completion of all required training to include Title IX.Essential


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily; The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this specific position, other knowledge, skills and/or abilities may be required as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Crafts and Trades 2 category; Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of carpentry, cabinet making, masonry and cement finishing; Ceramic tile setting, roofing, glazing, carpet and resilient tile lying, and door hardware installation.

Ability to maintain and repair university buildings and equipment in interior and exterior locations and conditions, perform new construction as required; follow oral and written directions; learn operating policies and procedures; comprehend written material; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work.

Ability to work with computers; Conduct Estimates.

Carpenters require mechanical skills to work with a variety of tools and machines. These might include ladders, electronic levels, and rotary tools, such as power saws; Carpenters must be comfortable operating, and occasionally repairing, these types of tools; Carpenters require math skills to measure materials to be cut and installed. They also require math skills to plan a project – this might include reading blueprints and making measurements, as well as calculating costs to make sure the project comes in under budget; Carpenters use arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and even calculus and statistics; Perform work with precision and measure distances and the size of items exactly when installing household items. And an eye for detail helps with making measurements and fitting structures.

Ability to problem solve when issues arrive in a project and to think critically to solve these issues;
Ability to communicate effectively with clients. They need to listen carefully so they can understand what the client needs. They also need to be able to explain complex technical issues to their clients; Ability to work with other trades; Perform Apprentice level task in other maintenance trades.

Have physical strength to lift and wield heavy tools and materials, including lumber; Physical stamina – most jobs require standing, climbing, lifting objects, and/or bending down for long periods at a time; Proper handling of Hazardous Materials; Perform asbestos abatement at level trained by university; Use and Maintain Respirator.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities:
• Understanding and application of current building codes.
• Ability to conduct Job Hazard Analysis.
• Journeyman Level Carpentry skills for both Residential and Commercial Structures.

Candidate must be able to lift 75 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  


Two or more years Journeyman level Carpenter experience.


Journeyman level Carpenter certification or equivalent.
Proof of a valid driver's license must be presented at time of hire. Maintaining this license is a condition of employment.

Physical Demands: Balancing, Climbing, Crouching/Stooping, Feeling/Handling, Pulling/Pushing, Repetitive Movement, Speaking, Standing Walking/Running.  Carrying Crawling, Driving, Keyboarding, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Twisting/Bending, Writing

Environment and Hazardous Conditions: Close/Cramped Quarters, Electrical Hazards, Noise, Vibration, Weather Extremes.  Normal Office Environment.  Heights, Traffic.

Willing to obtain Operation and Maintenance asbestos training and participate in a respirator program.  Maintaining the State of Alaska Certificate of Fitness is a condition of employment, maintenance of such license is at the employer’s expense.  Willing to remove asbestos under Operations and Maintenance protocol.

Classification Link:

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 11/22/2019 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. Union Salary Information:  CT2 Step 7  - $25.13/hr.;  (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule - .   This is a full-time, benefited position with a UA employee benefits package. Union represented.

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

L6070- At-will:  Pursuant to Article 1.7 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. 

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:

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

Probationary Period:

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 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.

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Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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