MSW4 Utilities Laborer

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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:

Facilities Services Utilities is looking to hire for two MSW4 Utilities Laborer positions. These are union-represented positions under the direct supervision of the Shift Supervisor. The employee will perform duties at the Atkinson Heat & Power Plant in support of Plant Operations.


100%1. May routinely perform a variety of general laboring, housekeeping, maintenance, repair, and construction tasks in a combination of several trades requiring less than journeyman skills in any one of the trades practiced. Knowledge of basic hand and power tools; forklift, lift gates and hydraulic jacks. 2. Remove hazards from buildings and grounds including snow, ice, debris, animal wastes, construction materials, and other items as required. 3. Assists tradesmen when directed. 5. Perform a variety of routine tasks, as assigned, in the operation, care and maintenance of the University buildings and grounds. 6. This position will require strenuous work conditions outdoors, during the winter months. May require travel to remote sites for extended periods of time. 7. Must be willing to work extra hours as requested to perform this job successfully. 8. Must be willing and able to lift and/or move up to 70 lbs.Essential


Demonstrated ability to work in a construction environment, proficient in using a range of hand and power tools, physically dexterous to perform repetitive tasks and lift heavy objects, proven ability to understand and execute written instructions, competent at performing preventative maintenance on equipment and power tools, excellent attention to detail, able to work efficiently with and without supervision, well versed in maintenance, cleaning and debris removal tasks, demonstrated ability to work in extreme weather conditions, experience operating forklifts and pallet jacks, knowledge of handling hazardous materials and industrial waste, self-motivated problem solver who works collaboratively with all levels of employees.


2+ years’ construction or moving industry experience preferred, documented employment in such fields or 2 years experience in another general labor position or positions.


High school diploma/GED preferred. Basic understanding of construction principles and procedures. Valid driver's license.

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 October 20, 2021 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.

*This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Salary Information: CT1 /Step 1 $22.79/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).

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

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. 

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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