Building Maintenance Carpenter

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  • Job Number:519418
  • Classification:Crafts & Trades I
  • Grade:Crafts & Trades T1
  • Work type:Crafts and Trades, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA VCAS Facilities & Campus Svcs
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

Our mission is to provide a safe, comfortable, attractive, and sustainable environments for our campus users. Our vision is to provide our campus users with the best service possible promoting a mindset continuous improvement. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following core values: Initiative, reliability, trustworthiness, cooperation, thoroughness, tolerance and wisdom. Additionally, there is a preference for candidates demonstrating excellence in communication, customer service, and an ability and willingness to learn and advance in their craft or trade. The facilities Department is entrusted with caring for and safeguarding the physical assets of the campus. Facilities’ has the honor of helping the people of Alaska and others pursue and achieve their post-secondary educational goals. Stewardship, integrity, honesty and being forthright are critical character traits for success. Are you ready to join our dynamic team of Facilities professionals where you can grow and develop your skills and career? We provide excellent benefits and perks including: 12 paid holidays per year as well as paid time off, Tuition waivers for yourself and family members, Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision Care coverage, An Employee assistance program and a free wellness program with financial incentives for participation, State of Alaska PERS retirement plan, Regular training in best practices


Demonstrated knowledge and skill to perform carpentry and painting projects at an apprentice level. Must have the knowledge of and ability to read blueprints and drawings, have the ability to work in ceilings, crawl spaces, chases, and other hard to access spaces, to work around and with power tools, to repair and replace flooring, carpet, tiles, doors, windows, and be able to detect and report the need for major repairs. Sheetrock repair skills are essential.Essential
General Duties: Establishes and promotes good teamwork and safety cultures. Promotes organizational improvements or increased efficiencies. Maintains all required certifications. Be experienced in using hand and power tools and possess and demonstrate good organizational and communication skills. May be required to work outside this job description on occasion, for snow removal, emergency response, assisting other departments, or other non-related tasks. Evenings and weekends are covered by standby scheduled coverage and emergency call out needs. Maybe subject to call-in and standby duty after normal work hours to respond to emergenciesEssential


Teamwork, collaboration, and process improvement: Must have the knowledge and skills in the painting and finishing trades to accomplish basic tasks. Sheetrock repair skills are essential. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills in surface preparation, paint mixing, color coordination, as well as handling, storage, and disposal of paints and potentially hazardous material related to painting and finishing. Ability to work alone and to work as part as a larger team. Ability to collaborate and problem solve. A general understanding of building codes, regulations, and safety standards: Familiarity and working knowledge of codes and standards related to the applicable trade, including but not limited to: AKOSHA and MOA building codes. Ability to recognize and incorporate process improvement ideas for personal job performance and/or for enhanced team performance.

Skills: Ability to read, analyze, interpret professional journals and technical procedures. Ability to read O&M manuals and building as-builts, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from coworkers and management. Ability to maintain accurate records, and must be a team player who is committed to providing excellent customer service while working in a safe and professional environment.

Mathematical Skills: ability to calculate figures and measurements for carpentry and painting, and resurfacing work.

Computer Proficiency: Capability to use computers for email, word processing, and creating bid estimates. Proficient in computerized maintenance management systems and other software systems as required by the individual job requirements.

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, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and or hear. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee may regularly work near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places, in confined spaces, in indoor and outdoor environmental conditions. Must be comfortable working on ladders, scaffolding, with man lifts, boom trucks, and on roofs for repairs, cleaning, and replacement.


Under the general supervision of the Building Maintenance Supervisor, the employee must demonstrate an apprentice level of experience and skill in the painting and carpentry trades or have equivalent certification of education, training, and experience. Must have 5 years’ experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in the painting and or carpentry trades. Apprenticeship training as a carpenter a plus. Other duties as assign.


Position require a High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid Alaska driver’s license with a clean driving record, meeting University of Alaska safe driving standards. As part of the required University background check- UAA will obtain a driving history record from DMV to confirm candidates meet the UAA safe driving standards. Driver license info: Within your cover letter please state whether or not you have or can obtain a valid Driver’s License upon hire.


Minimum starting pay starts at $ 23.02 per hour.

An initial review of applications will begin on May 20, 2022. 

*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.


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:

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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