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University of Utah Health Facilities Maintenance Engineer II in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


We are University of Utah Health. As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA


  • This position is the mid-level position and is responsible for performing routine and preventative maintenance, analyzing repair of mechanical and electrical problems, making adjustments, and other corrective actions to ensure the continuous and safe functioning of the healthcare physical environment.

  • This position functions under the guidance of a Maintenance Engineer III or above and maintains both patient and non-patient equipment.

  • This position is not responsible for providing direct patient care.

Sign-on Bonus

The University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics is embarking on a new program to attract and retain new hires. The program provides a signing bonus for new hires at a 0.50 FTE or greater.

A signing bonus is available for this role and would be prorated to the positions listed FTE. The bonus is structured as follows:

  • The applying candidate must be an external candidate.

  • The first installment is paid out upon hire.

  • The second installment is paid out after twelve (12) months of employment.

Additional details

  • Bonus will be paid for those attending New Employee Orientation until December 31, 2023.

  • If, at any time during the first one (1) year of employment, the employee drops below a .50 FTE, all future bonuses are forfeited, regardless of whether or not they later return to an FTE above .50.

  • If an eligible employee terminates from the organization and is subsequently rehired, they must have been separated from the organization for a period of at least one year before becoming eligible once again for the program.

  • The incentive payments are taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld.


  • Save 50% on Tuition (Tuition reduced for eligible employees attending the University of Utah)

  • Health Coverage, Dental Coverage, Life Insurance

  • Retirement

  • Paid Time Off

  • 11 Paid Holidays per year

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

How to Apply:

  • Submit your application online

  • Upload most recent updated resume with work history and experience, please include Month and Year in formatting.


  • Apprentice Electrician


  • Performs all of the duties of a Maintenance Engineer I.

  • Performs carpentry work including, but not limited to, lock set repair, wall damage repair-patch and paint, repair of window systems, and door system adjustments.

  • Performs mechanical work including, but not limited to, equipment readings, pneumatic tube repair/cleaning, testing of emergency generators, and emergency lights/batteries.

  • Performs minor non-licensed electrical repair of outlets, switches, door magnets, lights, ballasts.

  • Performs minor plumbing repair of faucets and shower valves.

  • Tests sealing penetrations of fire walls & smoke compartments.

  • Tests fire sprinkler/riser system and shutoff procedure.

  • Completes repair of fans, mixing boxes, dampers, cooling tower, air handlers, VAV boxes, belt change outs, coil cleaning, compressors, and vacuum pumps.

  • Completes required after-hours on-call rotation.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of hot water systems, boiler theory and function, and chiller system theory.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Fire Barrier theory and NFPA requirements for sealing penetrations, fire alarm systems theory and testing.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical gasses control and isolation valve theory.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of CMS function and theory for life safety.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in basic computer functions.

  • Ability to read blue prints.

  • Ability to participate in after hours on-call rotation.

  • Demonstrated, strong interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently, or in a group.

  • Ability to follow specific directions.

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.


Qualifications Required

  • Three (3) years of hands-on, building related maintenance and repair experience in one of the following areas: pipefitting, HVACR, steam-operated systems used for humidification and sterilization, pneumatic and electronic building control systems (BAC), plumbing systems, commercial or industrial laundry equipment, sterilizing equipment, gas or diesel engines and generators, kitchen and cafeteria equipment, mechanical and electrical systems, carpentry, troubleshooting, or welding and fabrication.

  • At least one (1) of the accepted certifications or licensures that fall under any of the following categories: Professional trade license (plumbing, electrical, etc.), Professional trade certifications (HVAC, contractor, MedGas, OSHA, building operator, firestopping, emergency power, ASHE Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker, etc.), or another potentially applicable certification or license, as pre-approved by F&E leadership.

  • Depending upon department of hire, a valid, State of Utah Driver's License may be required.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Healthcare related maintenance and repair experience.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves very physical work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. The position may involve moving heavy equipment and/or supplies. This position involves a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

Multi-lingual Candidates Welcomed

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted

For more information:

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 Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 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 Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 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.

Requisition Number 63295

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 0700-1530

Clinical/Non-Clinical Status Non-Clinical

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Workplace Set Up On-site


State UT


Category Facilities/Trades/Materials