Maintenance Mechanic

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Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Job Type: FullTime

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Maintenance Mechanic
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Please see Special Instructions for more details.
Applications received before May 31, 2021 will receive priority review.

Open Date 04/30/2021
Requisition Number PRN25929B
Job Title Maintenance Mechanic
Working Title Maintenance Mechanic
Job Grade C
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 4:30PM allowing for a 30 min lunch

VP Area President
Department 00307 - Housing & Residential Educ
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $15.44
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

As Maintenance Mechanic at Housing & Residential Education you will enjoy working in a stable environment with opportunities to apply what you know while learning new skills. The University of Utah offers employees an excellent pay and benefits package. Benefits include the following:
• Affordable Health Insurance From Day 1
• Sick and Vacation Pay Accrual
• University-Funded Retirement Plan
• Life Insurance
• And more!
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The Maintenance Mechanic installs, maintains, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance on building structures, small appliances, mechanical and electrical equipment, and utilities throughout the University Housing.


1. Inspects equipment, appliances, structures, and buildings to determine if repairs are warranted and may be assigned to estimate cost of repairs.
2. Repairs electrical equipment or appliances by troubleshooting problems, replacing worn parts, switches, fuses, and rewiring electric motors.
3. Installs electrical equipment to include lights, ballasts, switches, sockets, plugs, etc., following manufacturer’s instructions and safety precautions.
4. May construct or modify small structures such as sheds, hot houses, or make repairs to buildings, roofs, and floors. Determines and orders materials to be used for those repairs or modifications.
5. May construct or repair desks, counter tops, and cabinets using appropriate carpentry tools.
6. Installs or repairs dry wall in facilities and buildings and prepares surfaces for finishing and painting. Hangs doors and installs hardware such as door knobs, dead bolts, hinges, etc.
7. May be assigned to paint interiors and exteriors of structures, facilities or buildings using spray equipment or painting by hand; mixes paints, varnishes or stains in order to match existing color scheme.
8. Assists in installing plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, urinals, and shower accessories.
9. May perform preventive maintenance on secondary air handling and temperature systems by inspecting units on a scheduled basis, making minor adjustments, replacing steam traps, fan pulley belts, filters, lubricating motors, and pulleys.
10. Replaces broken windows, mirrors, and other glass products. May also replace ceramic tile and regrout tile area as needed.
11. May inspect mechanical equipment such as diesel engines, high vacuum pumps, air pumps, autoclaves, other appliances and other equipment, making repairs or rebuilding as needed.
12. Maintains a log of repairs made, materials used, and the date repairs were made so that an audit trail can be followed should the equipment become inoperative.
13. May lay carpet, floor tile, wood and parquet or may patch or mend them in order to keep floors in good repair.
14. May clean out sewer system pipes using hand or power auger.
15. May repair broken metal equipment and furniture by soldering or welding broken pieces together in order that they may be used again.
16. Uses appropriate hand or machine tools associated with the trades area in which the task is assigned. May operate a variety of machines as required in order to complete the job.

• This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years relevant work experience in the applicable trades areas; a basic understanding of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, heating, air conditioning, and welding; and the ability to move heavy objects required. A valid Utah Driver’s license; positive oral and written communications skills along with excellent customer service skills; and the ability to read and work from wiring diagrams, appliance handbooks, blueprints, and drawings also required. Training at a technical college in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, diesel engine repair, welding, or refrigeration and air conditioning is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Training at a technical college in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, diesel engine repair, welding, or refrigeration and air conditioning is preferred.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary

Applications received before May 31, 2021 will receive priority review.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * How many years of job related professional experience do you have in the trade area(s) specified in the job posting?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 2 years
    • 2 years or more, but less than 5 years
    • 5 years or more, but less than 8 years
    • 8 years or more
  • * Do you have a valid Utah driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  • How many years of plumbing experience do you have?
    • None
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 or more years
  • How many years of carpentry experience do you have?
    • None
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 or more years
  • How many years of electrical experience do you have?
    • None
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 or more years
  • How many years of HVAC experience do you have?
    • None
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 or more years

  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169

  • University Human Resource Management
    250 East 200 South, Suite 125 Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Contact us: (801) 581-2169 By Email:


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