UIC Alaska

Light Duty Mechanic - UIC Science

Location : Location
Travel Requirement


Examine and repair motor vehicles, snowmachines, and ATV’s, and boats. Occasional backup as a bear guard when needed



  • Regularly lift/move up to 50 lbs.
  • Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunctions.
  • Test drive vehicles, and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
  • Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes.
  • Review work orders and discuss work with supervisors.
  • Follow checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas.
  • Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience.
  • Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers' performance specifications.
  • Confer with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems, and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements.
  • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups.
  • Disassemble units and inspect parts for wear, using micrometers, calipers, and gauges.


Essential Functions

  • Maintains and repairs UIC Science fleet of trucks, vans, ATVs, snowmachines, and boats.
  • Small engine repair and maintenance: generator, augers, etc.
  • Tracks and updates maintenance records of vehicles.
  • Performs polar bear guard duties accompanying clients during field operations.
  • General labor: truck shuttles, freight haul, and some facilities maintenance
  • Other duties as needed

Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:

  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Ability to test for and pass a Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening, and must follow all Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol testing program requirements
  • Must have a valid Alaska State Driver License with a 3 year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage
  • Education/Experience Preferred: ASE Certified, USFWS polar bear hazing certification.


Required Experience:

  • 5 Years of Relevant Experience
  • Inupiaq Speaking Preferred.
  • Ability to use Ford and Chevy scan tools

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly lift/move up to 50 lbs.
  • Standing, walking, operating snowmachines and ATVs

Environmental Conditions:

Outside work in the winter is expected



Authorized Driver Requirement:  Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.


All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.


If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.


Candidates must pass a background check in order to fill this position.


UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status. Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V


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