Journeyman Plumber

Journeyman Plumber

  • 528578
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Crafts and Trades
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Crafts & Trades T3
  • UAA VCAS Facilities & Campus Svcs

Are you ready to join our dynamic team of Facilities professionals where you can grow and develop your skills and career? UAA Anchorage Campus Facilities Maintenance and Operations Department is seeking to fill one position in our Mechanical Plumbing Shop for a Plumber as a CT1, CT2, or CT3 based on years of relatable experience. The position comes with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

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.

In this role, you will perform a variety of maintenance and repair work such as preventive maintenance on appliances and cooling equipment in the 50+ buildings on campus. We’ll rely on you to conduct job assessments, create quotes and estimates, and research part replacements.

To be a successful addition to our team, it is important that individuals are self-sufficient, be able to take direction, have good communication, and have a willingness to help others with great customer service. Honesty and reliability are essential to our team. We are looking for someone with experience in the plumbing trade with knowledge in all elements of plumbing installation and maintenance.  

We offer flexible work schedules, stable employment, a supportive and low-stress environment, and a commitment in developing our employees. We encourage learning and career growth, and will help with licensure costs, or skill attainment.

We provide excellent benefits and perks including:

  • Generous vacation leave, sick leave, and 12 paid holidays per year,
  • Tuition waivers for yourself and family members,
  • Comprehensive and 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

The UAA community identifies the following for competencies for our students and staff:

1. Effective Communication.
2. Creative and critical thinking.
3. Intercultural fluency
4. Personal, professional and community responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications:

CT-1: 3 years of experience in the plumbing trade. Familiarity with building automation, experience in piping systems to include domestic water and waste water. Experience in heating and cooling systems to include experience in a commercial or industrial field.

CT-2: 10 years of experience in the plumbing trade to include journeyman certification. To include CT-1 duties as well as advanced knowledge in the mechanical field in relation to heating, cooling, piping, pumping and air handling.

CT-3: 15 years of experience in the plumbing trade to include journeyman certification. To include CT-2 duties as well as master level knowledge in the mechanical field.

A valid driver’s license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required.

Position Details:

This position is located on the UAA Main campus in Anchorage. This position is full-time, forty-hour work week, with overtime as required with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UAA has flexible work programs available to eligible employees who have successfully completed the probationary period. These programs are subject to University business needs and compliance with active labor union contracts. Typical work hours are 7am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.

**All APPLICANTS **

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.

Local 6070 Generic Union Job Description

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. If an adequate pool of applicants is not received at that time, applications will be reviewed by date received until the position is filled. This recruitment is Open Until Filled and successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.

Salary Information: Starting pay for each tier based upon years of experience:

CT-1 /Step 1 $24.36/hr.;

CT-2 /Step 1 $27.40/hr.;

CT-3 /Step 1 $30.87/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).

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

*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 Steffanie Miller, Facilities & Campus Services HR Coordinator, at seshlema@alaska.edu or 907-786-1112.

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.