Job Information

University of Utah General Maintenance Worker in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date

Requisition Number PRN32148B

Job Title General Maintenance Worker

Working Title General Maintenance Worker

Job Grade B

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

7:30am-4:00 pm Mon-Fri.

VP Area President

Department 01751 - ACADEMIC DISTRICT

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $19.50 (Per Hour)

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Performs maintenance work at the journeyman level by applying skills unique to the trade to make or repair products made of wood or other related building materials. Is knowledgeable in the procedures and safety measures in area(s) of specialty. A valid Utah Driver’s license is required for this position.


Job Responsibilities:

1. Provides excellent customer service by listening to the customer’s concerns then communicating with the customer before, during and after the work is done.

2. Performs skilled carpentry by following instructions, rough sketches or detailed drawings in the construction, repair, maintenance and alteration of doors, door closures, stairways, partitions and related fixtures.

3. Builds rough wooden structures such as barricades, boxes, concrete forms, scaffolds, fences and wooden frameworks for use in various parts of buildings by applying the necessary procedures and construction specialties in fixing screens, floors, windows ceilings, etc.

4. Repairs and maintains various parts of buildings by applying the necessary procedures and construction specialties in fixing screens, floors, windows, ceilings, roofs, hydraulic door closures, etc.

5. Accomplishes a variety of finishing work by trimming, fitting and installing windows, doors, sheet rock, moldings, baseboards, paneling; laying laminated plastic counters and floor tile; finishing surfaces and joints with sandpaper, scrappers and sanders; attaching hinges, catches and locks; installs carpet and floor and ceiling tiles and performing other finish work as required.

6. Able to operate hand tools to cut and shape parts for stock or to finish and assemble items already prepared.

7. Works with masons by pouring, finishing and repairing construction essential to cement work.

8. Performs painting work by preparing the walls, doors, and exposed surfaces for painting and by painting those areas using any combination of brushes, rollers or spray guns.

9. Must have basic computer skills.

10. Keeps alert for facility problems that could be safety or security issues.

11. Assembles/disassembles, designs, relocates, and repairs partitions, work stations, shelving, and other office furniture.

12. Replace light bulbs in a variety of fixtures throughout the buildings.

Follows University safety procedures and makes positive contribution to the safety culture

This work requires physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching or similar activities. Recurring lifting and carrying of moderately heavy items up to 100 pounds and above-average agility and dexterity with the ability to use hand and power tools may be required. The ability to hold, grasp and manipulate small parts and speak clearly and effectively listen to and understand information and ideas as presented verbally and on paper may also be required. There may be risks which require the use of special safety precautions and equipment.

May require lifting and transporting heavy objects. May act as lead worker to lower level maintenance positions

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.

Problem Solving

Minimum Qualifications

One year professional work experience performing related duties; a valid Utah Driver’s License; and the ability to move up to 50 lbs. and climb stepladders and scaffolding required; Demonstrated oral and written communications skills; customer service skills; and the ability to read and write English are also required. A basic understanding of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, heating, air conditioning, and welding; and the ability to read and work from wiring diagrams, appliance handbooks, blueprints, and drawings is preferred.

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


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

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 or 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:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

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

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.