Facilities Support/Maintenance Mechanic

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Classification:Crafts & Trades I
Grade:Crafts & Trades T1
Work type:Crafts and Trades
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS Sitka Campus Director
Location: Sitka
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

Manage the Sitka Campus facilities and grounds. Primary responsibility is to protect university assets and extend the life of university equipment while maintaining cost control and efficiency. Routinely perform a variety of maintenance, repair, and construction tasks in a combination of several trades. Employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts, in high/precarious places, in confined spaces, and in outside weather conditions. You may encounter wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, extreme cold/heat, loud noise level, and the risk of electrical shock. Appropriate protective measures must be taken to prevent injury. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work schedules typically occur during normal business hours Monday through Friday but may require additional early morning, evening or weekend hours as needed in support of special campus events, urgent weather conditions, or emergency situations. This job posting will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the first review date:  March 9, 2020.

Duties:

1001) Install, test, monitor, and maintain facilities equipment, including boilers, air handlers, exhaust fans, compressors, and associated components for environmental control, and other pieces of equipment throughout the facility. 2) Manage building and mechanical systems, e.g., heating, cooling, electronic, audio-visual, communications systems. 3) Perform operator maintenance, including scheduling and performing routine visual and auditory inspections, and troubleshoot, analyze, and repair light equipment such as lawnmowers, string trimmers, spreaders, snow removal equipment, various tools, small engines, and vehicles. 4) Use computerized systems and software to create purchase requisitions and work orders, including computerized systems to maintain inventories, issue materials, and communicate via telephone and email. 5) Lift and carry supplies such as facility equipment, tables, chairs, and stage components. 6) Safely set-up and operate hand tools, motorized equipment, vehicles, forklifts, small to medium sized trucks, vans, and snow removal equipment. 7) Participate in Campus Safety Committee meetings and remove hazards from building and grounds, including snow, ice, animal wastes, construction materials, and other items as required. 8) Maintain a positive appearance of facilities, including custodial services, minor/routine painting, carpentry repairs, plumbing repairs, and other related maintenance activities. 9) Assist in or individually perform minor shop work in constructing structures, making minor repairs to and/or assembling prefabricated or precut structures. 10) Stage and set rooms and facility features for special events and functions. 11) Maintain grounds, landscaping, and appurtenances, including debris removal. 12) Sort and place materials/items on racks, shelves, or in bins and perform periodic physical and electronic inventories. 13) Obtain parts and supplies from stock and/or local and online vendors. 14) Fabricate and repair counters, benches, partitions, and other structures. 15) Convey materials and items from receiving areas to storage or other designated areas. 16) Maintain and manage various lab equipment (e.g., sciences, welding, art, construction) throughout the facility, including pressure vessels, autoclaves, vent hoods, appropriate safety gear, and supplies as needed.Essential

Salary Information

$22.34 per hour; advance placement dependent upon education and experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of maintenance of building and mechanical systems, e.g., heating, cooling, electronic, audio-visual, communications systems.
  • Ability to be cognizant of possible unknown/unforeseen tasks that may need to be acknowledged and/or immediately dealt with.
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task between repair, maintenance, and installation of system components throughout a work day/week.
  • Ability to quickly troubleshoot and perform emergency repairs to restore or resolve issues as they arise.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals and technical procedures. Ability to write and understand reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, other employees, contractors, and vendors. 
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to work independently and in group settings with little or no direct supervision. Ability to follow and communicate instructions given by management. Ability to relate in a positive manner to management and other employees. Ability to assist 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 in regards to facilities maintenance. 
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to talk to other employees, supervisors, or the public; hear instructions or requests of other employees, supervisors, or the public; sit while operating large equipment or working on a stationary project; and may be exposed to the unpleasant smell of odors and gases. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, night vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Required Experience

  • Apprentice level or other equivalent certification appropriate to position; with a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong mechanical experience.

PREFERRED:

  • Journeyman level certification in an area of Facilities Maintenance or related fields.
  • Knowledge or experience in the use of Siemens Apogee or similar systems controls.

Typical Education or Training

  • Apprentice level or other equivalent certification appropriate to position; with a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • May possess journeyman level certification.
  • Valid and unrestricted Alaska Driver’s License required.

Additional Information

  1. This job posting will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the first review date:  March 9, 2020.
  2. Successful applicant must pass a background check.
  3. You must include recent supervisors (preferably two) as references in your online application.

For information regarding this job posting, contact Nicole Rogers, University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus, at 907-747-7706, or email nrrogers@alaska.edu.

Union Representation:

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

L6070- Probationary Period:  Pursuant to Article 1.5 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.  

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

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 campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the 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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