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Mechanical Superintendent

TNHA Barrow, AK

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Title:               Mechanical Superintendent                           Division: Construction Services

Reports to:            Construction Superintendent                         Supervises: Journeymen Plumbers

Classification:        Seasonal                                                       Date Revised: November 13, 2021

Safety Sensitive:    Yes                                                                FLSA/AWHA Status: Non-Exempt

Work Schedule:     6/10s                                                             Occ. Code: 11-9021                       Salary: DOE (Davis-Bacon)

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Construction Superintendent, plans, organizes and provides supervision and oversight of TNHA mechanical crews and/or contractors for area-wide renovation, rehabilitation and construction of residential and light commercial properties.  Oversees workers’ performance of all mechanical, plumbing, HVAC and repair activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate construction calendar with respect to mechanical, plumbing and HVAC objectives; confer with Project Manager and Construction Superintendent to validate project scopes, schedules and budgets.

Coordinates plumbing foremen and journeymen daily schedules.

Review and analyze mechanical portion of construction budgets; participate in value-engineering discussions.

Ensure all necessary permits and licenses are obtained from proper agencies.

Keep Construction Superintendent and TNHA Management informed about project status and issues that may impact construction, rehabilitation and modernization projects.

Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline  work processes and work cooperatively to provide quality customer service.

Studies building plans and inspects structures to assess material and equipment needs, establish the sequence of pipe installations and plan around obstructions such as electrical wiring.

Provides on-the-job training for maintenance personnel and/or local apprentices in skills of general plumbing trade.

Assembles pipe sections, tubing and fitting using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent and caulking, or soldering, brazing and welding equipment.

Diagnoses and repairs water supply and drainage piping, fuel tanks, fuel lines, water heaters, various boiler and/or heating systems, including forced air, heat- and energy-recovery ventilation systems (HRVs/ERVs), and other common plumbing appliances and fixtures.

Uses hand and power tools associated with the trade.

Locates, installs, connects and tests complete drain, waste, and vent systems.

Performs repairs and replacements of various types of plumbing valves; locates, installs, connects, and tests water supply piping. Makes sure the new system is fully operational.

Repairs and installs basic plumbing fixtures, including bathtubs, shower stalls, lavatories, sinks, water closets, urinals, and related valves and faucets.

Uses troubleshooting techniques in the maintenance and repair of plumbing systems.

Installs, diagnoses and repairs pumps, controls and sumps used in sewage systems; installs, repairs and replaces the different types of backflow prevention devices.

Assembles water pressure booster system and recirculating systems using pumps, storage tanks, controls, piping and fittings.

Keeps records of assignments and produces detailed work reports as required.

Observe TNHA safety standards and regulations, policies and procedures.

Maintain complete confidentiality of all information obtained through client interactions.

Performs other duties as assigned.                  


Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

This is an experienced level position and employee must be able to perform a wide variety of plumbing, mechanical, and light carpentry work to ensure that TNHA facilities and residential properties are maintained in a safe and effective working condition. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements, work environment, physical demands, and preferences listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 

  1. Performs basic calculations and conversions; uses hand and power tools associated with the trade.
  2. Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions.
  3. Uniform Plumbing Codes, state and local building codes.
  4. Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of housing units.
  5. Ability to read blueprints and building codes and specifications to determine work details and procedures.


  • State of Alaska Journeyman Plumber License with current Certificate of Fitness.
  • Four (4) years of plumbing work and mechanical experience or course work in skilled crafts, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
  • Three (3) years of Arctic work experience.
  • Two (2) years of residential boiler repair and installation experience.
  • Two (2) years of work experience with general office equipment and software, including work processing, spreadsheets and project management tools.
  • Ability to work under pressure and coordinate multiple concurrent activities and groups who need to cooperative to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Attention to detail and ability to make sound, objective, and accurate judgments based on collected information.
  • Ability to read drawings, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Perform physical activities of this job the employee is required considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as walking, climbing lifting, balancing, stooping and handling of materials. Vision abilities include close, distance color, peripheral and depth.
  • Must be able to travel to all outlying Arctic Slope villages for extended visits. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to travel by small aircraft, outside weather, extreme cold, wet or humid conditions. The noise level is usually moderate.
  • Alaska Driver’s License that meets TNHA insurance criteria.


  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to perform combustion analysis, testing, tuning and adjusting safety controls and wiring procedures related to Well McClain, Burnham, Toyotomi, Viessmann, and similar oil fired and natural gas combustion equipment.
  • Experience working with HDPE piping including welding.
  • Understanding of cold-climate building assemblies and the ability to design mechanical systems suitable for high-performance structures based on accurate load calculations.
  • Alaska Native and/or American Indian (member of federally-recognized Tribe)
  • Ability to read, write, speak and/or understand conversational Iñupiaq
  • Experience working among Indigenous cultures and/or in remote rural communities


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Barrow, AK
99723 USA



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