Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

  • 527516
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 81
  • UAF Facilities Services

Facilities Services Division of Design and Construction (DDC) is seeking a Mechanical Engineer interested in providing engineering support for facility improvements at UAF. The DDC team has overall responsibility for the planning and development of all UAF infrastructure and facilities in order to meet the educational and research needs of our vibrant university and community. This position works with a diverse professional team and provides professional engineering activities for the maintenance, operations, design, and construction divisions of Facilities Services.

The DDC team has overall responsibility for the planning and development of all UAF infrastructure and facilities to meet the educational and research needs of our vibrant university and community. The Facilities Mechanical Engineer will work in cooperation with project managers and design professionals to troubleshoot, research, and engineer/design facilities systems and controls that serve the Fairbanks and remote campuses. Employees here enjoy professional development and training support, a fun and friendly atmosphere with a predictable schedule, and a wide array of ongoing building and facilities projects to keep things interesting. No two projects are the same!

To thrive in this role, you will have knowledge of mechanical and plumbing codes, as well as building heating, plumbing, refrigeration and control systems. You will need to be able to communicate technical information to engineering teams and contractors, but also to building users and laypersons. You will rely on use/knowledge of computer systems and applications including Windows operating system(s), AutoCAD, spreadsheets, word processors, and scheduling software. Working experience with project scheduling, estimating, and construction drawings and specifications are highly preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from an accredited engineering program. Professional registration in the State of Alaska as a Mechanical Engineer is preferred or qualified to obtain professional registration in Mechanical Engineering from the State of Alaska within the first 24-months of employment.

Two to four years of work experience acquired in an entry-level mechanical engineering position or appropriate graduate-level study. Experience in design and/or facilities maintenance support is preferred

Position Details:

This is a full-time, term-funded, exempt staff position with 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. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 81, based on education and experience.

Must have a valid Alaska Driver's License.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. 

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


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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