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: Architecture/Construction/Planning, Engineering/Computer Science

Position Summary:

Engineering Assistants fill a critical role at Facilities Services Division of Design and Construction, within project management teams. This is an entry level position. New engineers will be provided with conscious mentoring and gain a well-rounded background in design, management and communication. Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Architecture, some work experience in entry level engineering position or appropriate graduate level study.


10Apply 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
10Create and utilize computer software to assemble, monitor, and log analysis, processes and to calculate model studies.Essential
15Interface with UAF departments to coordinate construction activities.Essential
15Review consultant design documents for consistent and clear definition.Essential
20Under the direction of an experienced engineer or architect, use prescribed methods to perform design services to prepare construction documents for UAF projects.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 Engineering or Architecture and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam within six months of employment. (The FE exam requirement does not apply to architects.) Valid drivers license.

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on November 25, 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. 

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.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

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

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:

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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