Utah State University

Heavy Equipment and Trucking Instructional Assistant-Part Time

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 1 year ago(4/8/2019 5:03 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
USU-Eastern Vice Chanc-Blanding Cmp
USU-Eastern BLND Academic Programs
Advertised Salary
Minimum $16/hour


The successful individual for this position will become a member of the heavy equipment and trucking training programs and will be essential to the dynamics of the programs. This individual will need a wide range of skills that pertain to the safe operations of the USU Blanding Campus Heavy Equipment and Trucking program within the Professional Career and Technical Education department.


This individual will be responsible for students driving semi-trucks and operating heavy equipment. This person must be able to assist and tutor students with classroom concepts. 


The individual needs to be safety-minded and able to follow instructions with minimal supervision. A description of these duties is generalized as follows: assist with instruction and student learning which pertain to semi-truck and/or heavy equipment operation. Assist with fleet maintenance and mechanical repairs to the semi-trucks and equipment. This individual will organize and account for tools and have other duties as assigned by the director.


The individual accepting this position must have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as the capability to use a computer for record keeping and other related duties.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Class A Commercial Driver’s License
  • Experience with heavy equipment
  • The ability to assist with heavy equipment and truck fleet maintenance and record keeping
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to effectively convey information verbally and in writing
  • The ability to be a team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers
  • The attitude to be a dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success
  • Computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Word and email 
  • The ability to adapt to changing conditions and work assignments
  • Safety-minded and ability to follow instructions with minimal supervision
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of experience safely driving with semi-trucks
  • One year of experience with safe operation of heavy equipment
  • Doubles and triples, tanker, Hazardous Materials, Passenger Bus and School Bus endorsements
  • Heavy equipment certification from an accredited school/program and experience with the following equipment: front end loader, backhoe, track hoe, dozer, road grader, and fork lift
  • General equipment and truck maintenance, as well as the ability to assist with parts inventory tracking and ordering
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and adapt to multiple projects
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings
  • Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks
  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Current resume to be uploaded to the applicant profile 


Note: Please ensure the references you provide during the application are professional references.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $16/hour

College/Department Highlights

USU Blanding Campus: Founded in 1977, this campus opens doors for residents in Utah's remote south east corner, including Native American's in the four corners region. Blanding is a University campus small enough to keep students from getting lost in the crowd, with connections large enough to offer them endless possibilities. Blanding campus is a stepping stone from high school to University and on to a successful career. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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