Maintenance Assistant

Maintenance Assistant

The Maintenance Assistant functions as part of the hatchery operations team in the cultivating and rearing of fish. Under general supervision, conducts year-round, 24-hour a day when necessary, preventative maintenance and repair duties for the efficient operation of the overall hatchery facility and equipment.

The Maintenance Assistant works closely with the Maintenance Manager in the broad areas of preventative and routine maintenance, repair and improvement to the facilities, equipment and systems.

Knowledge, Skills: and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the standard tools and practices of various trades such as mechanical, electrical, painting, carpentry, and plastering.
  • Knowledge of electrical and construction tools.
  • Knowledge of computer operations and software.
  • Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with the mechanical, electrical, and building trades.
  • Ability to interpret and work from sketches, blueprints, and layouts.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to keep records and make reports.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to write and speak clearly, concisely, and in a well-organized manner.
  • Ability to organize time and prioritize activities; solve problems, and work independently within a team environment with supervision.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Post secondary training in an accredited vocational-training school in one of the building, mechanical, or electrical trades; and one year of semi-skilled experience in building and plant maintenance work.
  2. Must have a current driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug test.


  • Four years of semi-skilled experience in building and plant maintenance work will substitute for the post secondary vocational-training requirement.

    Salary and Benefits:

    Wage range begins at $15/hr DOE.  Benefit package includes health and life insurance, generous annual leave, 403(b) retirement plan, employer paid housing, and relocation assistance.

    Closing date: Open until filled

    Applicants should submit a detailed resume, cover letter and PWSAC application

Cordova, AK

11 month(s) ago