CT1 Sprinkler Technician/Plumber Trainee

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Classification:Crafts & Trades I
Grade:Crafts & Trades T1
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:

This is a union represented position. The CT1 Sprinkler Technician/Plumber Trainee works in cooperation with other Crafts & Trades personnel to support the successful operations of the general services provided by Facilities Services Division of Maintenance. Under the supervision of the Plumbing Shop Service Manager, performs apprentice level maintenance work in performing minor repairs and maintenance on various plumbing systems at the University of Alaska Fairbanks facilities or provide assistance to fully qualified plumbers in the completion of more complex work.


100JOB DUTIES: * Install, repair and maintain plumbing systems and components * Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment. * Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, or fixtures such as sinks or toilets, using hand or power tools. * Maintain or repair plumbing by replacing defective washers, replacing or mending broken pipes, or opening clogged drains; rebuild sink faucets and flushometers. * Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, or fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers or levels. *Measure, cut, thread, or bend pipe to required angle, using hand or power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines, or pipe-bending machines. Engage in pipe cutting, preassembly, or installation of plumbing systems or components. * Anchor steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place. * Prepares sketches showing location of systems and equipment, or follows diagrams or blueprints, ensuring that concealed equipment or systems are properly installed before completion of future walls, ceilings, and flooring. * Performs diagnostic analyses of systems to detect hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement. Repairs faulty equipment or systems. * Cuts and welds various ferrous and nonferrous metals; repairs and fabricates specialized equipment. * Ensures that hazards are removed from buildings and grounds including snow, ice, debris, animal wastes, construction materials, and other items as required. * Plans new or modified installations to minimize waste of materials, provide access for future maintenance, and prevent or correct hazardous conditions consistent with specifications and applicable codes. Review blueprints, building codes, or specifications to determine work details or procedures. *Maintenance, repair, and annual inspection/ testing of Life Safety Fire Sprinklers Systems, (buildings located on the Fairbanks campus and several rural campuses) * Completes reports by entering required information, (i.e. State database) * Support Capital Projects; shut off and drain sprinkler and Domestic water systems for contractors in various building on campus. Perform sprinkler repairs or relocations as required. * Maintains technical knowledge by attending required trainings. * Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Demonstrates appropriate work methods to other employees, including proper safety measures. * Other duties as assigned by the Plumbing Shop Service Manager Local 6070 Generic Union Job Description: https://www.alaska.edu/labor/local-6070/job-classification-descri/Essential


*Knowledge of the methods, materials, fixtures, tools and equipment used in plumbing work; of standard plumbing techniques; and of job safety measures.
*Knowledge of conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
*Ability to maintain and perform minor repairs of various plumbing systems and fixtures.
*Knowledge of sprinkler systems; maintenance tasks and basic test equipment.
*Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
*Ability to drive Facilities Services vehicles per University guidelines.
*Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the use of related hand tools.
*Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form, ability to follow written and oral instructions.
*Ability to collect equipment data by a variety of methods and to anticipate equipment needed to take effective action.
*Knowledge of basic computer operations.
*Ability to learn specific computer software/hardware applications, (i.e. maintenance work order system)
*Ability to adhere to safety standards and procedures; working in a safe manner.
*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups and to work successfully as a member of a team.
*Analytical and problem solving skills


Three years related experience and/or training


Apprentice level or other equivalent certification appropriate to the plumbing trade; with a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.

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 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 12/10/2019 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.

 Salary Information: CT1/Step 7 $22.34/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, benefited position with a UA employee benefits package. Union represented.

Driver license info :  Within your cover letter please state whether or not you have or can obtain a valid Driver’s License upon hire.

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

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:  www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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: 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. 

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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