UIC Alaska

Heavy Duty Mechanic - UIC Construction

Location : Location
Travel Requirement


Company Overview
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and is recognized as one of Alaska's top 10 companies with approximately 4,000 employees nationwide and revenues above $700M annually. UIC is projected to grow substantially in the coming years to become a top 3 company in Alaska by 2030. 

As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings growth and benefits to our Inupiat shareholders. The size and diversity of our operations means we have a broad variety of career opportunities. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.


UIC Construction, LLC specializes in construction projects in remote locations throughout Alaska with

challenging logistics and weather conditions. During the company’s 30‐plus years of working in Alaska

and the Lower 48, UIC Construction has completed well over $1 billion in construction projects over a

diverse variety of project types and sizes. UIC Construction’s capabilities include the following services:

preconstruction planning and estimating; Arctic construction and remote site logistics; and design/build

and fixed‐price construction. These services encompass both civil and vertical construction with a focus

on providing employment opportunities throughout the communities of Alaska.


The Heavy Equipment Technician will provide support within the Heavy Equipment Department and will be a key member of this project team. The Heavy Equipment Technician is responsible for coordinating with Barrow based UIC Heavy Duty Shop Foreman to repair, maintain and support the UIC Construction fleet of approximately 400 pieces of construction equipment and construction vehicles.


At UICC we believe in growing our own and we strive to build capacity and provide opportunities for growth with-in the organization.


Essential Duties:


  • Coordinate with HD Shop Foreman and other HD Shop Mechanics to identify, prioritize, and execute all repair and maintenance needs.
  • Identify any additional service work found during repair or servicing of the equipment.
  • Work with the HD Shop Foreman and other HD Shop Mechanics to diagnose machine problems and conduct repairs.
  • Work with Shop Foreman and other HD Shop Mechanics to identify parts and wear items to be ordered in anticipation for repairs.
  • Receive guidance and instructions from HD Equipment Shop Superintendent and Shop Foreman on a regular basis in the effort of constantly improving on production and performance.
  • Must be familiar with electronics, wiring diagrams and use of electronic diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot repairs.
  • Must be able to look at mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems, identify problems, and think about possible solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge & Critical Skills/Expertise:


  • Strong technical background.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • In depth knowledge of Construction Equipment technology.
  • Able to multi-task.



Required Experience:


  • Postsecondary degrees in diesel technology, heavy equipment mechanics, small engine repair, engineering or similar. May be substituted with 10 years HD shop experience.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be familiar with CAT, John Deere, Volvo and Competitive products.

Valid driver’s license is required. Candidates with a CDL will be preferred.






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