Preventative Maintenance Assistant Manager

Preventative Maintenance Assistant Manager

  • 527345
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAF Facilities Services

UAF Facilities Services is looking for a Preventative Maintenance (PM) Assistant Manager to help maintain and expand the Preventative Maintenance system for UAF's 3.5M gross square foot campus and 40,000 equipment records. If you are detail oriented, organized, and have some technical experience with the maintenance and operations of mechanical or electrical equipment in a large setting, we would like to talk to you about this opportunity!

Facilities Service Maintenance Division has a robust Preventative Maintenance team, and this position will assist the PM Manager in all aspects of preventative maintenance systems. You must be detail-oriented, organized, and have some technical experience with the maintenance and operations of mechanical or electrical equipment in a large setting.

To thrive in this role, the following knowledge, skills, and abilities are what we are looking for!

Knowledge of facility mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems and their major components. Ability to organize individual items into logical groups. Knowledge of facilities equipment maintenance needs or the ability to learn. Ability to read, interpret and work from plans, drawings and specifications, and Operation & Maintenance manuals. Understand root causes of equipment failure and how maintenance techniques can minimize failures. Ability to work in active databases and enter accurate information in records. Knowledge of database structures and relationships. Ability to communicate with PMI technicians about systems and equipment. Attention to detail and accurate data entry. Moderate computer input/output skills, accurate data entry skills. Ability to understand relationships between building equipment systems and components. Ability to organize systems and equipment database records into hierarchical structure. Ability to gather utility data from diverse sources and analyze for trends and anomalies. Ability to work well with a variety of personnel, both university employees and private contractors. Some in-state travel required. Ability to thoroughly inspect buildings to identify and tag physical assets. This requires climbing ladders and stairways, looking above ceilings, entering mechanical and electrical rooms and other non-public areas in and around facilities.

Two years’ experience with personal computers including database entry/operation, Excel spreadsheets, CMMS software, and word processing. Two years technical experience with maintenance or operation of mechanical or electrical equipment in an institutional or industrial setting, or in construction.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two Years of college level education in Engineering, Industrial/Construction Technology, or
equivalent education/experience. High School Diploma or equivalent. Alaska Driver's License required and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria.

Preferred: Bachelor of Science engineering degree from accredited institution. Maintenance Management Systems or database management. 5-10 years' experience with institutional or industrial mechanical equipment maintenance or operations.

Position Details:

This position is located on the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska.  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. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 78, based on education and experience.

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.

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.

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