CT1 Asbestos Abatement Technician/Thermal Systems Insulator

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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:

Asbestos removal will be the primary responsibility of this position. Installation of new thermal insulation for mechanical systems is also a duty of this position. This position 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.


♦ Follow established EPA, AHERA, OSHA, State of Alaska and industry standard asbestos maintenance and abatement protocols and guidelines for the most effective and efficient asbestos management work practices to employ. ♦ Install/administer all regulated areas and critical barriers using appropriate emission control methods to ensure there is no asbestos exposure to workers, area occupants and the environment. ♦ Containerize, transport, and dispose of all hazardous waste following applicable federal, state and local regulations. ♦ Perform job site clean-up and decontamination. ♦ Identify possible materials within a building structure for the suspected presence of asbestos. ♦ Analyze building plans for mechanical system location, routing and installation to determine location of other hazards. ♦ Perform treatment and abatement of building materials contaminated with various types of mold. ♦ Follow established protocols and EPA guidance for basic identification, encapsulation, and removal of mold and associated building materials contaminated with mold as needed. ♦ Perform critical barrier construction to prevent the spread of mold spores during maintenance activities. ♦ Install insulation to all piping systems and/or related mechanical equipment such as tanks, valves, pumps, ducts, etc. ♦ Perform work near hot and/or moving mechanical equipment, in high and precarious locations, confined spaces and in adverse weather conditions. ♦ Fabricate insulation blankets used for certain pieces of equipment that needs removable insulation. ♦ Assist creation of patterns and manufacture blankets accordingly; using the appropriate thread, Velcro and fasteners and industrial sewing machines. ♦ Travel to remote sites throughout Alaska to perform work. ♦ May at times be required to perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management. ♦Appropriate protective measures must be taken to prevent possible injury. ♦Required: Re-insulation of piping systems after Asbestos containing material is removed.Essential


Knowledge of state and federal regulations pertaining to asbestos maintenance and abatement. Ability to pass yearly asbestos physical and respirator fit test. Ability to travel to remote sites throughout Alaska to perform work. Ability to 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. Knowledge of insulating and lagging with fiberglass and Flexible closed cell insulation is preferred.

Language Skills: 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 management.

Interpersonal Skills: 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.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as pressures, frequency, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: 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.

Preferred: One (1) to three (3) years of asbestos maintenance and abatement experience on flooring, ceiling tiles, mastic, Thermal Systems Insulation (TSI) and miscellaneous materials such as caulking, transite, pipe, adhesive, etc. Knowledge of insulating and lagging with fiberglass and flexible closed cell insulation. Ability to operate an industrial sewing machine and the ability to install/apply/manufacture insulating materials. Demonstrated success with customer service skills. Ability to travel to remote sites throughout Alaska to perform work.  Ability to pass an Asbestos physical yearly.


Some related experience and/or training.


Possess a current State of Alaska 40-Hour Asbestos Abatement Worker/Supervisor Certificate of Fitness or equivalent. Maintaining the State of Alaska Certificate of Fitness is a condition of employment, maintenance of such license is at the employer’s expense.
Possess a valid driver's license at all times.

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 12/5/2019 to be considered for the Local 6070 internal review. All other applicants will be reviewed on 12/10/19. 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 an Alaska 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.

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:  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.

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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