Facilities Services Pool Technician

Facilities Services Pool Technician

  • 527385
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Crafts and Trades
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Crafts & Trades T1
  • UAF Facilities Services

A swimming pool technician plays a crucial role in ensuring the proper maintenance, functionality, and safety of swimming pools. The swimming pool technician is significant in our facilities team as they contribute to the longevity of the pool infrastructure, ensure compliance with regulations, and enhance the overall experience for the pool users. Their responsibilities encompass a range of tasks related to pool installation, inspection, repair, and maintenance

To thrive as a pool technician, individuals should possess a combination of technical skills, knowledge, and personal qualities. Please keep in mind that while a strong foundational knowledge is preferred, we are also enthusiastic about training the right individuals who demonstrate a keen interest and aptitude for the role. Here are some prerequisites that can empower someone to excel in this role.
1. Technical Skills: Mechanical Aptitude: Understanding the mechanics of pool equipment, such as pumps, filters, heaters, and automation systems, is essential. Plumbing Skills: Knowledge of plumbing systems is crucial for installing and maintaining pool infrastructure. Electrical Knowledge: Familiarity with basic electrical components involved in pool equipment is important for troubleshooting and repairs.
2. Chemical Knowledge: Understanding water chemistry is vital for maintaining proper water balance, preventing bacterial growth, and ensuring a safe swimming environment.
3. Problem-Solving Skills: Pool technicians often encounter various issues, and the ability to identify and solve problems efficiently is essential for success in this role.
4. Attention to Detail: Precision and attention to detail are crucial for tasks like water testing, equipment inspections, and maintenance procedures.
5. Customer Service Skills: Effective communication and interpersonal skills are important for dealing with facility managers, program managers, and pool user groups. Being able to explain maintenance procedures, address concerns, and provide excellent customer service contributes to job success.
6. Safety Consciousness: Understanding and implementing safety protocols is critical for both personal safety and the well-being of pool users.
7. Adaptability: Pools and their equipment can vary widely, so the ability to adapt to different pool setups and technologies is beneficial.
8. Problem Prevention Mindset: Proactive maintenance and addressing potential issues before they become major problems are key aspects of the job.
9. Education and Training: Completion of relevant courses or certifications in pool maintenance, water chemistry, or related fields can provide a solid foundation for a pool technician's knowledge and skills.
10. Licensing and Regulations: Depending on the region, pool technicians may need to obtain specific licenses or certifications. Being knowledgeable about local regulations ensures compliance with industry standards.
11. Continuous Learning: The pool industry evolves with new technologies and best practices. A willingness to stay updated on the latest advancements through ongoing education is crucial.
12. Time Management: Pool technicians often work on a schedule, especially during peak swimming seasons. Efficient time management is important for completing tasks and meeting client expectations.

Minimum Qualifications:

May possess journeyman level certification. Requires apprentice level or other equivalent certification appropriate to the specific trade; with a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria.

Position Details:


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 Unit Member in order to apply.  

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on December 14, 2023, 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.

  • If an adequate pool of applicants is not received at that time, applications will be reviewed by the date received until the position is filled.

Salary Information: CT1/Step 1 $24.36/hr.  (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule).

This position is represented by the Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades Employees (L6070).

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

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.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact our department at UAF-FSHR@alaska.edu.

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