MSW4 Preventative Maintenance Technician

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Classification:Maintenance Service Worker IV
Grade:Facilities Maintenance M4
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:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks HVAC Shop seeks applicants for the position of Preventative Maintenance Technician to perform PM work in order to keep mechanical equipment in peak operating condition. Typical work will include changing air filters, greasing motors, cleaning mechanical equipment, and performing visual checks on a variety of mechanical equipment. Typical work schedule will be M-F 8:00am – 4:30pm. Successful applicant will demonstrate at least one year in a field related to this position (building or equipment maintenance), and be a high school graduate or equivalent.


100•The Preventative Maintenance Technician performs and documents preventative maintenance in all UAF facilities with major emphasis on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration equipment, boilers, and glycol chemistry using the AIM Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). • The Preventative Maintenance Technician will perform semi-skilled maintenance tasks as well as some equipment testing and cleaning, and will work directly with a team of technicians that performs skilled maintenance and repairs. • Typical work will include changing air filters, greasing motors, cleaning heating and cooling coils, replacing belts, and performing visual inspections on a variety of equipment. • Preventative maintenance tasks are performed indoors or outdoors in all weather conditions, and employees may be required to crawl, climb, sit, and stand for long periods of time. • This position requires working under various lighting conditions. Noise levels may be high when operating various types of equipment. • Preventative maintenance technicians may be exposed to high voltage electricity, confined spaces, heights, chemicals, and some asbestos containing material. • All appropriate training and personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided. Local 6070 Job Description:


Ability to interact and communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and customers
Ability to work safely and to ensure the safety of others
Ability to prioritize and consistently complete assigned work in a reasonable amount of time
Effective problem solving skills and attention to detail
General knowledge of building mechanical systems in a commercial environment
General knowledge of equipment operation and repair and the ability to use hand and power tools
Ability to keep accurate maintenance records for various pieces of equipment


Successful applicant will demonstrate at least one year in a field related to this position (building or equipment maintenance). Experience with computers, including CMMS software. Experience working collaboratively with a team of other technicians.


High School graduate or equivalent.
Valid Alaska Driver’s License with clean driving record.

**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.

Local 6070 Generic Union Job Description:


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 November 18, 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: MSW4 /Step 1 $20.05/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.

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).

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.  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.

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

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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