Chenega Corporation General Maintenance/Utilities Operator – Chenega IRA Council in Chenega Bay, Alaska

Job Title:General Maintenance/Utilities Operator – Chenega IRA Council

Employed by: Chenega IRA Council

Location:Native Village of Chenega

Reports to: Operations Manager/Tribal Administrator

Hours: 40 hours/week, including time on weekends


This position will be based in the Native Village of Chenega and be responsible for general maintenance and utilities (including power plant & water plant). General maintenance includes village buildings, Small Boat Harbor operation and maintenance, and snow removal. Utilities include power plant operations, water plant operations, refuse collection & landfill, and fuel delivery. Must reside or relocate to the Native Village of Chenega.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

General Maintenance Operator duties:

  • Maintain & repair equipment, including keeping equipment clean

  • Maintain & perform repairs needed to the small boat harbor, collect fees for moorage and remove snow in winter

  • Deliver fuel to customers & equipment, including the Pump Station and maintain a regular “Open for Service” schedule

  • Perform maintenance and repairs on any building in the village as needed

  • Schedule & maintain snow removal from the community

Utilities Operator duties:

  • Maintain daily logs, record meter & gauge readings for both Water and Power Plant utilities

  • Collect water samples and ship to outside lab in accordance with state & federal requirements

  • Conduct physical and chemical tests utilizing knowledge of chemical properties and mathematical formulas to determine the types and levels of contaminants and treatment processes

  • Collect and record operational data from unit instrumentation, sample analysis, and prepare written records & reports for Water & Power Plant

  • Perform routine maintenance functions, custodial duties, and assist with larger maintenance projects for both Water & Power Plant

  • Troubleshoot excessive water usage

  • Maintain all fire hydrants

  • Inspect community dam and the intake screen weekly, record the level and clean the screen as needed

  • Troubleshoot all malfunctions for the Water and Power Plants and repair as needed

  • Troubleshoot all community electrical problems and repair as needed

  • Collect all refuge from the community as scheduled and keep the landfill area maintained

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge and experience with water treatment facilities and equipment

  • Experience with general building and property maintenance

  • Experience with general power plant operations and maintenance

  • Pass a pre-employment alcohol/drug test & background check

  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during course of work

  • Follow oral and written direction

  • Understand and follow sound safety principles and practices


Housing provided (utilities not included)

Paid Time Off

Salary based on qualifications

Physical Demands & Working Environment:

Employee is frequently required to walk, use hands and reach with arms, stand, climb, balance and stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Work is performed indoors and outdoors, often in adverse weather conditions including extreme cold. Employee could be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and loud noise. Work schedule could include after hours, weekends and holidays. Must be able to respond to after hour emergencies as needed.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.


Organization: Chenega Corporation

Title: General Maintenance/Utilities Operator – Chenega IRA Council

Location: Alaska-Chenega Bay

Requisition ID: 1800000580