Anchorage Journeyman Mechanic
Anchorage, AK 
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Job Description
Position at Matson Navigation Company of Alaska, LLC

Company Description

Matson, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MATX. Founded in 1882, Matson is one of the leading U.S. ocean shipping and logistics companies in the Pacific and provides a vital lifeline to the remote economies of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia and select South Pacific islands. It operates a premium, expedited service from China to Southern California. Established in 1987, Matson subsidiary Matson Logistics extends the geographic reach of Matson's transportation network throughout the continental U.S with integrated, asset-light logistics services including rail intermodal, highway brokerage and warehousing.

Role Summary

The overall purpose and objective of this position is to maintain and repair mechanical problems that arise with company powered and non-powered equipment, and to perform those functions in a safe, efficient, and economical manner. Required to perform a full range of component overhaul and repair including inspecting, troubleshooting, welding, electrical component testing and/or replacing, and refrigeration diagnostic and repair as needed.

Experience Requirements and Specialized Skills

  • Must be able to perform maintenance on wheeled commercial trailer chassis, industrial equipment, automotive, engines, special purpose and material handling equipment.
  • Must be able to perform maintenance on light and medium duty equipment.
  • Troubleshoot defects and malfunctions and determine the type or extent of the repair.
  • Must be able to perform technical inspections of equipment and determine the scope of the repair.
  • Perform welder duties using electric and wire fed, acetylene, and/or inert gas-shielded welding processes.
  • Perform body and fender related repairs.
  • Perform vehicle and chassis prep work for painting.
  • Must be able to modify, fabricate, and install equipment.
  • Must be able to meet and maintain vehicle brake inspector qualifications.
  • Must be able to meet and maintain commercial motor vehicle inspector qualifications.
  • Must pass training for OSHA and company safety training including but not limited to: Lock-out/Tag-out (LOTO) and Hazardous Materials.
  • Must be able to operate all equipment, including diagnostic, to perform functions of the job.
  • Refrigeration, welding, diesel, heavy equipment mechanic experience preferred.
  • Must be able to be refrigerant, welding, forklift and top pick certified within 90 days, as well as, maintain those qualifications.
  • Computer skills required to the extent necessary to perform required job function.
  • Perform other mechanic duties as assigned.

Other Requirements

  • Must have and maintain a valid Alaska driver's license.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TWIC card.
  • Ability to work all shifts and any weekdays, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.
  • This position is a casual position, no guarantee of a 40 hour work week.
  • Union members selected for an interview must bring a dispatch form from Union local 959.
  • Non-union candidates selected for interview, must become a union member if hired but not prior to interview.
  • Current driving history going back a minimum of 10 years.
  • Must be able to pass a background and Fit for Duty Test upon job offer.

Physical Requirements

Mechanics are involved in constant physical activity while standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, twisting, turning, bending, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching crawling and reaching.

Lifting: 2-75 lbs. Various types of components, tools and equipment

Carrying: 2-50 lbs. Various types of components, tools and equipment

Pushing: 2-100 lbs. While drilling, cutting, removing and installing flooring

Pulling: 2-50 lbs. Various types of components, tools and equipment

Matson is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, AIDS/HIV status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including, but not limited to, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
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