Utah State University

Maintenance Technician I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/4/2022 5:51 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
College of Engineering
Utah Water Research Laboratory
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The UWRL Maintenance Technician I will assist in overseeing the safe and effective operation of all Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL) infrastructure. The technician will perform various tasks as required by the UWRL building manager as well as UWRL administration.

The technician will ensure that the hydraulics laboratory is organized, clean and safe. The technician will look for and appropriately report problems found in UWRL buildings with appliances, fixtures, and systems to UWRL administration who will subsequently report them to USU facilities. The technician will assist with a variety of tasks and responsibilities at the UWRL that may include setting up and moving furniture, organizing and inventorying storage items, moving obsolete UWRL materials to USU surplus, making minor repairs and/or assisting UWRL research teams as needed. Basic carpentry skills will be necessary. The scope of duties may be highly diversified depending upon the needs of the department in which the incumbent works. This position is negotiable between ¾ and full time with benefits and is designed to be highly flexible in terms of when the position performs his/her duties.


  1. Conducts regular checks of UWRL buildings to identify and determine appropriate corrective and preventive measures.
  2. Reports most corrective actions to the UWRL building manager.
  3. Assists with minor corrective and preventive building maintenance when reporting to facilities is deemed unnecessary.
  4. Performs various tasks to assist faculty and staff such as: moving furniture, minor repairs to furniture and basic carpentry and painting.
  5. Ensures that certain areas not covered by janitorial services within the laboratory are clean and orderly at all times.
  6. Conducts regular safety checks of individual laboratories within the UWRL under the direction of each laboratory’s respective manager.
  7. Participates on the safety committee at the UWRL.
  8. Performs miscellaneous project-related duties under the direction of UWRL research faculty as assigned.
  9. May assist in ensuring that UWRL shop tools and equipment are properly and securely stored.
  10. May ensure that UWRL research materials are filled and organized as needed within individual UWRL laboratories.


Minimum Qualification:

  • Aptitude plus experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Carpentry experience
  • Electrical experience
  • Plumbing experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of general maintenance processes and methods.
  • Basic knowledge of electricity, carpentry, plumbing, and other technical skills.
  • Knowledge of cleaning solutions, chemicals, and solvents.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and plan solutions.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices.
  • Skilled in the use of hand and power tools common to trade.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Customer service skills.

Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • The UWRL Maintenance Technician I will report directly to the UWRL building manager; however, day-to-day supervision may vary depending upon the specific UWRL group under which the position works on any particular day.

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV 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

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 (up to 75 lbs.) 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. 

College/Department Highlights

The Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL) at Utah State University has been a leader in water and environmental research for over 50 years. It is one of the first and largest university-based water research facilities in the United States and is considered one of the most respected facilities of its kind.

  • UWRL facilities comprise 113,000 ft2 of laboratory, computer, and office space.
  • Facilities include a state-of-the-art environmental quality laboratory and two world-class hydraulics laboratory spaces for hydraulic modeling/testing.
  • A cutting-edge unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) design, testing, and repair shop addresses remote sensing needs in water resources applications.
  • Advanced computer facilities support regional and national data collection, storage, and retrieval functions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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 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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, 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


*updated 04/18/2022


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