University of Utah Maintenance Helper in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/15/2018

Requisition Number PRN07746N

Job Title Maintenance Helper

Working Title Maintenance Helper

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

This is a temporary summer position ending on or around August 25, 2018 with the opportunity to be hired on as permanent full-time or part-time staff depending on available openings.

40 hours per week with some overtime. Some weekends will be required.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00307 - Housing & Residential Educ

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $11.00

Close Date

Job Summary

Installs, maintains, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance on building structures, small appliances, mechanical and electrical equipment, and utilities throughout the University campus.

Maintenance Mechanics reports to the Maintenance Supervisor. Maintenance Mechanics maintain the public spaces within the buildings, complete work requests that arise from students living in occupied spaces, and conduct preventative maintenance checks and processes. When the students move out in May as well as prior to their arrival in August, the Maintenance Mechanic staff complete a check of every room to repair facility issues. Maintenance Mechanics rotate through serving as on-call staff for urgent issues arising after business hours.

Housing & Residential Education and the University of Utah value interactions among individuals with varying traditions, cultures, orientation, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will share and explore this value with the team and with the residents.


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 bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, 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 by detaching the existing plumbing and removing old the fixture. Seats new fixture and reconnects plumbing modifying it (if necessary) to fit the new fixtures. Repairs facets by replacing washers and seats as needed.

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 by removing old glass, replacing with new and then puttying windows. 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 related to a hospital setting 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.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of related experience; demonstrated knowledge of general maintenance and related tools; the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and climb step ladders/scaffolding; and, demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.

A Utah driver’s license may be required.

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

Department Specific Qualifications

Demonstrated human relations and ef fective communications skills, and the ability to work cooperatively within a diverse population is required. Must be able to verbally communicate with other employees and students in person and using a radio. Six months of related experience is preferred.

During certain times of the year, this position requires staff to work weekends and holidays. Flexibility is needed in availability (both days being able to work as well as hours available within the day). A successful background check is required for employment.

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


Special Instructions Summary

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 applicants, 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”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

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