Maintenance Mechanic (Statewide) (Anchorage) Job #22-6867


Date Posted:
Job Code:
Public Housing
United States of America




Corporate Values:  Integrity, Respectful, Leadership, Sustainable


This will be a statewide traveling position based out of the Anchorage Area; locations of travel Fairbanks, Nome, Wasilla, Bethel, Valdez, Cordova, Seward, Kodiak, Juneau, Sitka, Wrangell, and Ketchikan by means of airplane, ferry, or automobile.  Travel may be up to two (2) weeks per month, as required.


Position Summary:  

Normally assigned to areas which utilize a lead mechanic and work as crew members. May be designated as point person on specific tasks.  Performs journeyman level work in several trades at least 60% of the normal work day.


Reports to:  Lead Mechanic




Exercises limited supervision over crews; prioritizes, schedules, assigns and monitors work of crews; when required, monitors employee performance and makes recommendations on hiring, firing, promotions and disciplinary actions. Requisitions materials, receives and verifies invoices for payment; inventories equipment and supplies; completes required reports and records.  May coordinate local contract awards for maintenance projects.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:   Exercises limited supervision over crews; prioritizes, schedules, assigns and monitors work of crews.


Examples of Duties

Perform and/or supervise tasks involving all types of maintenance, services, and repairs to buildings and equipment.  Included are pest control, gas and oil heating systems, electrical, glazing, roofing, carpentry, cement/masonry, flooring, painting and other finishes.


Performs seasonal preventative maintenance work, such as furnace tune-up and repairs, to ensure facilities are kept in good repair.  Performs skilled grounds work in the development and care of grounds, nursery, and/or greenhouse; cultivation and maintenance of trees, lawns and shrubs; and operation of grounds equipment.


Instructs tenants in the proper use of project furnished equipment and care of building and grounds.


Coordinates building inspections to assess normal maintenance and tenant-caused repair needs. Determines cause and damage to building, units and/or equipment and required repairs; advises Property Management if repair and labor costs will be charged to tenant.  Inspects grounds and equipment on a periodic basis and during unit vacancies to identify and make recommendations to remedy deficient conditions.


Coordinates with Property Management to provide for timely turn-around for cleaning, repair and/or renovation of housing units.  Performs emergency maintenance and repairs, at any hour, to prevent inconvenience and/or damage to facilities.



Performs home repairs to electrical and plumbing systems, doors, appliances, locks, and windows as required to meet safe, sanitary and decent housing conditions per federal regulations.  Conduct routine inspections and perform preventative and annual maintenance and servicing of heating systems.


Winterize homes against severe weather conditions; remove snow and ice from walks and driveways; thaw and repair broken interior and exterior pipes.


Ensure the following custodial duties to prepare a unit for rental--walls, floors, windows, woodwork, fixtures, sinks, tubs, toilets and appliances must be cleaned and sanitized; trash is picked up and removed from unit and grounds; lawns mowed and walkways and driveways maintained in a safe, clean condition.


Repair holes and cracks in roads and drives as required.


Clean storeroom and shop area and secure from theft, order, receive, inventory and store routine supplies and equipment.


Prepare work orders, reports, timesheets, personnel actions, material/equipment requisitions and other inventory control methods using AHFC’s current computer systems.  May make estimates of labor, time, cost and materials, May assist in hiring employees and/or contractors.


Perform on-call duties approximately once every two months as scheduled by supervisor. On-call normally runs for one week at a time.   


Responds to after hour emergencies which can include weekends and holidays.


Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of:  Methods, tools, practices and systems used in the mechanical, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, cement/masonry and painting trades.


Occupational hazards and safety precautions, standard practices, processes and materials involved in each trade relating to general building construction and maintenance and to grounds and equipment maintenance.  Cultivation and maintenance of trees, lawns and ornamental shrubs and use of the equipment to perform such work.


Skills and Abilities:  Use and care of tools and equipment employed in each trade relating to general building maintenance, grounds and equipment maintenance and office computers.


Abilities to: Work harmoniously with other maintenance employees, tenants, the general public and property management staff.  Perform moderately heavy manual labor, in and out of doors, with required strength and agility and to work under adverse weather conditions, if necessary, such as heat, cold and around mechanical equipment, chemicals, tools and with soil.


Supervise work tasks performed by a small group of semi-skilled or unskilled workers and to provide surveillance of contractor work product.  Make and work from sketches or plans for improvement or alteration of buildings or equipment and to fully implement all such work.  Meet the public effectively and give information regarding ground and building facility policies. 

Minimum Requirements



Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school, GED or equivalent and four years apprenticeship training or three years journeyman level experience in construction or maintenance of buildings, electrical, carpentry, plumbing or mechanical trades work; or any equivalent combination of experience or training.


Valid Boiler Operator Certificate Class 3 or be able to obtain within one (1) year of date of employment. 


At least six months of data processing and Microsoft Office related computer experience.


Physical demands:  lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling.  Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds repeatedly during an 8 hour workday.


Provide valid Alaska driver's license and show proof of driving record in good standing from DMV when requested.



This is a union position with an hourly rate of $23.78.  Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and leave package.


All external applicants tentatively selected for this position shall be required to submit to urinalysis and breath alcohol testing to screen for illegal drug/alcohol use and complete a pre-employment physical prior to appointment.


A complete job description and online application may be obtained from the website at new AHFC application must be submitted for each position (a resume may be attached). 








AHFC provides employment opportunities to low and very-low income persons, in compliance with Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968. Public Housing Residents are encouraged to apply.