HFA Job Opportunities


Fairbanks/Job #17-2005

Under general supervision performs semi-skilled and/or unskilled maintenance and repair tasks on the AHFC's buildings, apartments, grounds and equipment, commonly used to accomplish those work tasks. Work involves basic knowledge of heating, mechanical, carpentry, plumbing, pest control, cement/masonry, electricity, painting and other finish work. Work may involve a variety of duties requiring physical labor and the use of chemicals, tools and mechanical equipment.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Under the general supervision of Senior Area Coordinator or designee(s) and direct supervision of the Lead Mechanic and/or Maintenance Coordinator.

Examples of Duties

  • Performs minor maintenance and repair tasks to AHFC buildings and equipment including: cleaning, pest control, gas and oil heating systems, ventilation, roofing, carpentry, cement/masonry, flooring, painting and other finishes.
  • Performs maintenance of grounds by cleaning up debris; removing rubbish; digging shallow trenches; seeding, watering, mowing, rototilling, operation of chain saws, using gas or electric weed blowers and general cultivating of lawns; shapes and controls trees and shrubs to desired size by pruning; raking grass and leaves; operates spraying equipment. Clears snow and ice from buildings and grounds by shoveling, operating a snow plow, or snow blower, as needed, to ensure tenant safety.
  • Performs general cleaning and preparation of units for renovation, including moving heavy objects such as refrigerators, stoves, etc.
  • Performs other related duties, as required.


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 in: Use and care of tools and equipment employed in each trade relating to general building construction and maintenance and to grounds and equipment maintenance.
  • Abilities to: Work harmoniously with other maintenance employees, tenants, the general public and property management staff. Perform basic maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds and equipment. Applicant must be able and willing to climb and work while standing on a ladder that may be extended to at least two stories high. Must be able to perform work while standing or kneeling for prolonged periods of time.
  • Perform moderately heavy manual labor, in or out-of-doors, including lifting heavy objects, with 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. Operate motor vehicles including a pickup truck and small dump truck. Follow oral and written instructions. Meet the public effectively and give information regarding the AHFC buildings and grounds. Be available by telephone for emergency overtime and after-hours service calls.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of three months of experience in the care and maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment commonly used to perform building maintenance, lawn care, snow removal and Janitorial services, or any combination of experience or relevant training. Applicant must be physically capable of lifting and carrying a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • 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 $19.57. 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 www.ahfc.us. A 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.