The Mechanical/Welding Specialist is responsible for the maintenance of the mechanical equipment & welding within Anchorage School District facilities & reports to a department lead. The location of the work station is subject to contract language concerning shift location/bids. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) & is represented by Teamsters Local 959 Warehouse & Maintenance Employees bargaining unit. JOB REQUIRMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent; possess a current certified structural welder certificate; minimum four years of experience within the past six years in mechanical systems such as sheet metal, welding & machine shop; work experience must evidence ability to perform such tasks; knowledge of standard mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, wood & metal shop equipment, food service equipment, printing machinery, office furniture, overhead doors, fire doors, hoists & cranes; extensive knowledge of equipment & materials used in the manufacture of metal products; ability to assemble, dismantle & repair machinery & mechanical equipment; must obtain an AK class B commercial driver’s license with a general knowledge test endorsement within 6 months of hire; ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with others. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Install ventilation changes as needed; repair shop equipment; perform preventive maintenance as needed; thaw frozen water lines; lay out & bend sheet metal as required for assigned work; order required material for assigned work; work within established safety procedures; work cooperatively with others within established maintenance & safety procedures. PREFFERD REQUIRMENTS: A journeyman sheet metal certificate; ability to interpret & work from plans, prints, specifications & established maintenance procedures; ability to write reports when needed; ability to proficiently use appropriate computer applications for assigned areas of responsibility. A complete job description is available in the Anchorage dispatch office. Applicants must be registered with the Union, have a current dues receipt and a current resume on file in the Anchorage dispatch office that reflects the qualifications required by the Employer. Applicants must also notify the Anchorage dispatch office that they have or will have completed the on-line application at www.asdk12.org, to be referred by the Union.