• Temporary MSW4 Utilities Laborer

    Posted: 12/16/2022

    Facilities Services Utilities is looking to hire for an MSW4 Utilities Laborer position. These are union-represented positions under the direct supervision of the Shift Supervisor. The employee will perform duties at the Atkinson Heat & Power Plant in support of Plant Operations.


    Demonstrated ability to work in a construction environment, proficient in using a range of hand and power tools, physically dexterous to perform repetitive tasks and lift heavy objects, proven ability to understand and execute written instructions, competent at performing preventative maintenance on equipment and power tools, excellent attention to detail, able to work efficiently with and without supervision, well versed in maintenance, cleaning and debris removal tasks, demonstrated ability to work in extreme weather conditions, experience operating forklifts and pallet jacks, knowledge of handling hazardous materials and industrial waste, self-motivated problem solver who works collaboratively with all levels of employees.


    2+ years’ construction or moving industry experience preferred, documented employment in such fields or 2 years experience in another general labor position or positions.


    High school diploma/GED preferred. Basic understanding of construction principles and procedures. Valid driver's license.


    MSW4/Step 1 $20.86/hr plus 12% shift pay on all hours worked.  (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule - http://www.alaska.edu/labor/local-6070/.   

    This is a full-time, temporary position with a competitive salary


    Local 6070 Generic Union Job Description: https://www.alaska.edu/labor/local-6070/job-classification-descri/ 

    This is a pooled position. Applications will be reviewed as applied. To apply, submit your application through the UA Careers site, JOB NUMBER: 523496.

    Applicant Instructions:  Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references. Driver license info :  Within your cover letter please state whether or not you have or can obtain a valid Driver’s License upon hire.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution 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 Bridget Thimsen, Facilities HR Coordinator at 907-474-6265.