Utah State University

Heavy Equipment and Trucking Mechanic

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/18/2021 10:43 AM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Aviation & Technical Education
Advertised Salary
Minimum $42,000 dependent upon experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Aviation and Technical Education in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Utah State University is seeking applicants for a Heavy Equipment and Trucking Mechanic (Mechanic SR). The successful individual for this position will become a member of the Heavy Equipment and Trucking (HETR) Training Programs in Blanding, Utah, that are part of the Aviation and Technical Education (AVTE) Department at Utah State University.


This individual is responsible to keep the maintenance schedule and track current and completed routine maintenance and repairs for the fleet of heavy trucks, tractor-trailers, construction equipment and heavy equipment. This individual should have a Class A CDL and basic machine operation experience for the sake of maneuvering the vehicles in and out of the service areas.  The individual must have excellent written and oral skills with the capabilities of using a computer for record keeping, diagnostic equipment, communication, parts and inventory ordering, and other computer related duties. The individual must be able to change duties several times in a day. The individual needs to be safety minded and able to follow instructions with minimum supervision.


  • Responsibilities include fleet maintenance, troubleshooting and mechanical repairs to the semi-trucks, trailers, heavy equipment and construction equipment.
  • Organize and account for tools, inventory, be accountable for the repair shop set up, scheduling, operations, safety, and maintenance.
  • They may at times be asked to assist student learning with HETR or other associated programs and other duties assigned by director.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five years of relevant experience OR two years of formal training in mechanics plus three years experience in heavy truck and heavy equipment maintenance or mechanics is required
  • A Class A Commercial Driver’s License with none of the following restrictions: air brake, standard transmission, and fifth wheel (the license should not have a restriction for these three things) or must be able to obtain one within three months of hire
  • Job offer contingent upon successful completion of a background check
  • An excellent safety attitude and able to follow instructions with minimal supervision
  • High School Diploma/GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certificate in hydraulics, heavy equipment or heavy truck maintenance or repair, diesel technology, from an accredited school/program or (will consider something closely associated or equivalent)
  • Eight years experience with heavy equipment and or heavy truck maintenance and/or mechanic duties
  • One year experience or more of internal engine, transmission, or hydraulics mechanic experience

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

  • Skills to record repairs and maintenance associated with heavy equipment and truck fleet maintenance for record keeping
  • The ability to communicate effectively and convey information verbally and in writing
  • A mindset to be a team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers, students and co-workers
  • Work habits and attitude that reflect a dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success
  • Computer skills and be familiar with Microsoft Word (for typing documents), Excel (for tracking or data entry), and Outlook (for email)
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Three Professional Referrences with contact information

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $42,000 dependent upon experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


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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