Job Information

University of Utah Maintenance Mechanic in Salt Lake City, Utah

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

• TRAX / UTA Pass

•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 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.