Utah State University

Mechanic (Landscape Equipment)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/12/2022 1:39 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
Facilities Maintenance
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Landscape Mechanic is responsible for the mechanical maintenance of landscape operations equipment. Additional responsibilities include helping with landscape maintenance and snow removal. The successful applicant will work independently with limited direction from a manager. 


  • Performs the mechanical maintenance on all landscaping equipment; lawn mowers, edgers, trimmers, blowers, and UTV's.
  • Involved in landscape maintenance and installation on the University campus, including snow removal.
  • Troubleshoot engine, transmission, and mechanical components.
  • Identify and locate replacement parts.
  • Attach and remove snowplow and tractor implements.
  • May supervise hourly employees who assist in the mechanical repairs. 
  • Misc duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of mechanical experience or certification from a technical school.
  • Must have knowledge of small two stroke and small and large four stroke engines.
  • Knowledge of diesel engines. Basic hydraulics, fluid power equipment, electric wire tracing and wiring skills.
  • Must be able to perform snow removal duties including the ability to be on call.
  • In addition, must be willing to work in landscape operations and maintenance when needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good welding skills- MIG, stick and gas welders.
  • Skill in performing routine manual labor.
  • Ability to operate landscape maintenance equipment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and customers.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Skill in operating snow removal equipment.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop, plan and implement short and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety procedures.
  • Ability to troubleshoot engine, transmission and mechanical components.
  • Ability to identify and locate mechanical parts.
  • Knowledge of how to attach and remove snowplow and tractor implements.

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. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


This position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects. Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions, such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting.  Employees work outside and will not be protected from weather conditions, including extreme cold and extreme heat for extended periods. 

Employees are exposed to hazardous conditions including, noise, vibrations from machinery, moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to chemicals, elevated work spaces, such as scaffolding, and atmospheric conditions that can affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. 

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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