Seasons For Hire
Alaska X is a leading provider of shore excursions in southeast Alaska. We operate many different tours/activities and build virtually all of the elements our excursion experiences in-house including retail buildings, zip-lines, suspension bridges, remote cabins, docks, and many other structures for commercial purposes! We are very dynamic and work on different projects frequently. We even have our own saw-mill and are completing our first hydro-electric project that will power one of our camps!
During the summer season, our company hosts approximately 150 seasonal staff members to provide our exceptional shore excursions and this position helps support what we do.
Our Maintenance Team Mechanics help maintain a fleet of over 100 pieces of machinery from airporter buses to ATVs, unimogs, passenger vessels, outboard motors, heavy equipment (loaders, excavators, etc.), as well as provide mechanical needs for buildings and facilities. Almost every mechanical skill is used/learned at some point!
We are looking for a skilled Mechanic to assemble, maintain and repair machinery and vehicles. You will be responsible for ensuring functionality and reliability of machines, engines, and mechanical systems. An excellent mechanic must have manual dexterity and great attention to detail. They must be able to work with various machines and tools as well as follow all safety precautions.
Build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
Conduct repairs aiming for maximum reliability
Troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
Perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment, and systems
Clean and apply lubricants to machinery components
Replenish fluids and components of engines and machinery
Provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures to machine or vehicle users
Undertake other duties as assigned (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems, painting vehicles etc.)
Keep logs of work and report on issues
Proven experience as Mechanic
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components
Aptitude in using various hand tools (screwdrivers, hammers etc.) and precision measurement tools (e.g. calipers)
Ability to follow established procedures and practices and read instruction, blueprints, etc.
A strong commitment to all health and safety guidelines
Very good communication skills
A problem-solving ability
Very good physical strength and stamina
High school diploma is preferred; Certification from a vocational school or completion of apprenticeship is a definite plus
Valid certification (e.g ASE) is preferred'