Job Information

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


Open Date 01/06/2023

Requisition Number PRN33407B

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

VP Area President

Department 00717 - Office of Comparative Medicine

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Wage starts at $17.00 with an additional increase to $18.00 after 6 months of employment

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Office of Comparative Medicine ( OCM ) at the University of Utah is hiring a General Maintenance Worker. OCM offers rewarding jobs that are available for people of all skill levels with the opportunity grow and build a satisfying career.

We are proud to provide a friendly work environment with paid on-the job training, competitive pay, and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits available include Medical/Dental coverage, tuition reduction, 14.2% retirement contribution and more.

The General Maintenance Worker performs semi-skilled maintenance work that may include building, appliance and shop maintenance work, and assisting maintenance mechanics and trades persons in the performance of their duties as needed.


1. Assists in repairs to windows by replacing sash cords, repairing broken screens, broken glass, etc. Repairs curtain rods by replacing worn cords and pin holders, mounting rods over windows, or installing new rods in existing areas.

2. Assists in installing, repairing or replacing an assortment of different equipment ranging from electric switches and fan belts to water pumps and electric motors.

3. Performs scheduled preventive maintenance on equipment such as furnaces, boilers, motors, pumps, switches, etc. insuring appropriate operation of the equipment.

4. May assist in operating a hand or power auger to clean sewer lines, sinks, toilets, showers, or other clogged lines.

5. May assist in hanging doors; installing weather stripping, and windows; repairing broken furniture and desks, making repairs to sheetrock, roofs, stairs, floors, etc.

6. May assist in moving furniture in and out of apartments, classrooms, and offices; may drive light trucks, riding mowers, or fork lifts; may operate winches and hoists, air compressors, and pneumatic jack hammers; and may remove garbage and trash from assigned areas.

7. May be assigned to work with craft persons on specific assignments requiring journeymen level skills.

8. May be assigned the responsibility for the swimming pools and the operation of the pumps for water filtration and chlorination system. May also clean the pools, take water samples to test for bacteria, and add chlorine as needed.

9. May assist in the construction of walkways, parking lots, and minor roads.

10. May assist in installing, repairing or replacing faucets, washers, seats, valves, and toilet flushing mechanisms.

11. May assist in painting interiors and exteriors of buildings, sheds, and other structures using hand and power painting equipment.

12. Uses appropriate hand or machine tools associated with the task assigned. May operate a variety of machines, under supervision, as required in order to complete the assignment.

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

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

Wage starts at $17.00 hourly with an additional increase to $18.00 hourly after 6 Months of employment

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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( 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.