Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Housing - Facilities & Maintenance
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time

Maintenance Technician

Dept./Program: Maintenance & Custodial

Division: TDHE Housing and Facilities Programs

Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor

Supervises: N/A

Revision Date: 05/01/2018

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Schedule: 40 hours/week

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary

Performs skilled craft construction, operation, maintenance, and repair, work in facility disciplines such as painting, HVAC, boiler plant, mechanical equipment, grounds keeping, plumbing, and carpentry. May perform work in more than one craft discipline as personal skill permits, and workload requires.

Essential Functions

  • Performs skilled and semi-skilled maintenance activities including performing basic trade activities such as electrical, plumbing, carpentry work, and general grounds keeping duties.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs heating, cooling and room pressurization problems.
  • Installs and maintains all mechanical equipment as necessary.
  • Conducts preventative maintenance on all facility systems.
  • Identifies researches and repairs mechanical problems.
  • Should be familiar with all MSDS related to the facility.
  • Inspects services and maintains operational functionality of doors, windows, locks, and fire alarm triggered devices.
  • Performs maintenance of locks and electronic security systems.
  • Monitors systems including building environmental control, energy management, security, and fire protection/detection systems.
  • Responds to service calls or work requests from all Tribal locations relating to the repair and maintenance of plumbing fixtures, air handling, and lighting systems corrects problems or refers to another department.
  • Follows safety precautions and procedures in performance of job duties.
  • Orders supplies and materials related to projects and coordinate with other maintenance workers.
  • Paints walls, doors, door casings, trims, ceilings, stairs, floors, equipment and other projects.
  • Responsible for snow removal at the sidewalk entering the building.
  • Ability to perform heavy work kneels, crouch, and use power tools or other kinds needed for maintenance.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up of Tribal events.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list.  The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Heavy work Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and /or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

Exposure to Fumes

Exposure to Dust

Exposure to Extreme Temperatures




Mechanical Hazards

Chemical Hazards

Electrical Hazards

Radiant Energy Hazards

Explosives Hazards

Burn Hazards

OSHA Categories

Category II Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Snow blower, shovel, Computer, assorted power tools, saws, drill, sander, grinders, etc.

List Tools: MSDS, Assorted hand tools and wrenches for mechanical and plumbing repair. Assorted carpentry hand tools that prepares walls and surfaces for painting , patches, sanding and priming of walls and surfaces. Mixes and applies paint, lacquer, primer, sealer, stain, epoxy, and acrylic to necessary shade.

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: KIT Vehicle


Comments: Travel between tribal locations may be required



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).


  • 4 years previous experience in building maintenance.
  • Knowledge of how to read and interpret an MSDS document.
  • Knowledge of operating, troubleshooting and maintaining building and grounds equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic shop arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of transporting and disposing items of varying compounds, textures or quantities.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures for repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of safety precautions when operating motorized vehicles, equipment and hand tools.


  • Valid driver's license and remain insurable under the Tribe's insurance policy.

Special Skills

  • Basic trade activities such as electrical, plumbing, carpentry work, and general grounds keeping.
  • Excellent communications both verbal and written for documenting written reports.
  • Troubleshooting basic maintenance problems, and determining solutions.
  • Maintaining accurate logs and basic written records of work performed.
  • Skill in operating motorized vehicles, equipment and hand tools.
  • Skill in reading and evaluating blueprints, and other technical schematics.
  • Skill in using analytical and research ability to define and solve problems.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with others.


  • Completion of a formal apprenticeship program.
  • Certification in Building System Maintenance or HVAC, Safety, or OSHA compliant training.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian People.
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