Engineering Assistant

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Classification:Facilities Services-Engineering 2
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Facilities Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Facilities/Skilled Trades, Other

Position Summary:

UAF Facilities Services Division of Design and Construction is seeking an Engineering Assistant to assist staff mechanical engineers. Among other duties, this position provides engineering and construction support to promote quality design and construction of facilities by applying engineering principles.


10Create and utilize computer software to assemble, monitor, and log analysis, processes and to calculate model studies.Essential
10Interface with UAF departments to coordinate construction activities.Essential
10Provide document management of drawings, specifications, construction submittals, and other construction related documents using document management softwareEssential
10Under the direction of an experienced engineer or architect, use prescribed methods to perform design services to prepare construction documents for UAF projects.Essential
15Apply standard engineering practices and techniques in specific situations, adjust and correlate data, recognize discrepancies in results, and follow operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes.Essential
15Review consultant design documents for consistent and clear definition.Essential
25Provide engineering and construction support to promote quality design and construction of facilities by applying engineering principles. Observe, inspect and monitor construction projects at UAF.Essential
5Research code issues, inspect facilities, and recommend code compliant solutions.Essential


1. Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) such as AutoCAD and ArcGIS.
2. Engineering or Architectural Principles
3. Construction methods: Construction scheduling, cost estimating and materials of construction
4. Computer Software proficiency (Word processing, databases & spreadsheets.)

Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and to manage building programs that meet University goals and objectives. Ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, government officials, and the general public.

Familiarity and experience using facility life Safety codes: IBC, UPC, NEC, IFC, IMC, ASME,
EPA Storm Water regulations, complex contract documents. OSHA Standards
Construction quality control experience
Engineering or Architectural design experience


Some work experience acquired in an entry-level engineering position or appropriate graduate level study.


Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam within six months of employment.

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on 9/24/2020, 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: Grade 79 / Step 1 $26.08/hr DOE.  This is a full-time, benefited position with a UA employee benefits package

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

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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

Term Position: This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Probationary: 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 Fairbanks 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 UAF.  The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus: UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to:

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution.


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