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Maintenance Mechanic - Full-Time

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.

  1. Inspects equipment, appliances, structures, and buildings to determine if repairs are warranted and may be assigned to estimate the cost of repairs.
  2. Repairs electrical equipment or appliances by troubleshooting problems, replacing worn parts, switches, and fuses, and rewiring electric motors.
  3. Installs electrical equipment including lights, ballasts, switches, sockets, plugs, etc., following manufacturer’s instructions and safety precautions.
  4. May construct or modify small structures such as sheds and 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, countertops, and cabinets using appropriate carpentry tools.
  6. Installs or repairs drywall in facilities and buildings and prepares surfaces for finishing and painting. Hangs doors and installs hardware such as door knobs, deadbolts, 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 the 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 fixtures. Seats new fixture and reconnects plumbing modifying it (if necessary) to fit the new fixtures. Repairs facets by replacing washers and seats as needed.

Training and/or experience in maintenance preferred.

Applicants must apply through the University of Utah job website. Quicklink: