Maintenance Service Worker

Maintenance Service Worker

  • 527292
  • Ketchikan, Alaska, United States, 99901
  • Crafts and Trades
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Facilities Maintenance M2
  • UAS Ketchikan Campus Director

We are actively recruiting for a maintenance position in either the MSW2, MSW3, or MSW4 classification depending on experience and qualifications.

As our Maintenance Service Worker you will preform a variety of maintenance, repair, and construction tasks in combination of several trades within the Facilities and Maintenance Department at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan. This is a 12 month/year permanent position. This position has an option to join Local 6070 Union. Your work schedule may include early mornings, evenings, nights and weekends.

To thrive in this role, the candidate should possess good interpersonal and communication skills to work in an environment involving a variety of diverse backgrounds and age levels. The candidate will have the skills to perform tasks in a safe manner following established practices, including custodial tasks such as bathroom cleaning and sanitation, cleaning of building floors, walls, ceilings, windows, and furniture when necessary, removing trash and hazards present in the building. The candidate will have the ability to use various hand tools such as mops, brushes, shovels, screwdrivers, plyers, ratchets/sockets, etc., and will use various power operated equipment such as carpet cleaners, floor buffers, snow and leaf blowers, mowers, weed whackers, saws, drills, etc. The candidate will also clean up potential biohazards and body fluids with appropriate disinfection material when required. The candidate will also have the ability to operate various equipment and vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications:

MSW II Minimum Qualifications

Under supervision, one year of relevant experience showing evidence of routinely performing a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and light construction duties in a combination of several trades or crafts such as plumbing; carpentry; painting; landscape and agricultural installation and maintenance; light construction; and equipment maintenance.

MSW III Minimum Qualifications

Meets MSWII Qualifications. Two years of relative experience showing evidence of independently performing qualifications of MSWII at higher skill levels, acting as a lead for other employees, scheduling and assigning work, with evidence of routine maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, physical structures, agricultural and landscaping projects.

MSW IV Minimum Qualifications

Meets MSWIII Qualifications. Three years relevant experience showing evidence of independently performing qualifications of MSWIII at higher skill levels, acting as a lead for other employees, routinely performing a variety of maintenance, repair, and construction tasks in a combination of several trades requiring less than journeyman skills in any one of the trades practiced.

A valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required for all positions.

While not required, the following experiences and qualifications are highly desirable: demonstratable work history in positions of responsibility and trust, work experience in commercial building and facilities maintenance and custodial work at an apprentice level.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Ketchikan campus. This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

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 Unit Member in order to apply.  

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.  Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified

  • This recruitment is Open Until Filled and successful submission of an application does not guarantee employment.

Salary Information:

Applications will be reviNew hires will be placed on the UA CBA L6070 Salary Table, L6070 MSW2, MSW 3, or MSW4 based on education and experience.  MSW2, Step 1 $17.10;  MSW3 / Step 1 $19.23/hr; MSW4, Step 1 $21.65 (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule).

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application. In your cover letter, please indicate if you have or can obtain a valid AK driver's license.

*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.

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

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:

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 Christopher Hoyt at

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