Utah State University

Maintenance Technician I - Bastian Agricultural Center

City Salt Lake County
Posted Date 4 months ago(10/18/2022 6:17 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
Bastian Agriculture Center
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Maintenance Technician position with the Bastian Agricultural Center. Incumbents in the Maintenance Technician series maintain and repair equipment, machinery, appliances, utilities, buildings, facilities, fixtures, and systems at the Bastian Agricultural Center in South Jordan, Utah. The scope of duties may be highly diversified depending upon the needs of events, programs, etc.


  • Assists with corrective and preventive building maintenance, including basic plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, and electrical.
  • Conducts field checks of buildings to identify and analyze corrective and preventive maintenance modifications.
  • Maintains and repairs mechanical equipment, machinery, and vehicles.
  • May make repairs and monitor safety equipment such as the fire “Exit” signs and general repair of emergency doors. May perform periodic checks of fire & smoke alarms.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of custodial equipment, chemicals, paper products, and supplies.
  • Perform regular inspections of facility and preventative maintenance to ensure safety, functionality, and facility appearance.
  • Inspects and performs routine preventive maintenance on all custodial equipment, including floor scrubbers, vacuums, burnishers, etc.
  • Performs snow removal as assigned.
  • Complies with department, State, and Federal safety and compliance regulations.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of general maintenance processes and methods.
  • Knowledge of cleaning solutions, chemicals, and solvents.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and plan solutions.
  • Ability to read and understand equipment manuals to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Ability to operate cleaning equipment such as vacuums, carpet extractors, burnishers, etc.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices.
  • Skilled in the use of hand and power tools common to trade.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Customer service skills
  • Familiarity with large animals (horses, cattle, etc.)
  • Knowledge of electricity, carpentry, plumbing, and other technical skills.
  • Ability to withstand odors, dander, etc. presented by exposure to large animals (horses, cattle, etc.)

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. Contact information for three professional references
  3. 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


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.

College/Department Highlights

For more than 100 years, USU Extension has provided research-based information and programs through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USU, and county governments. With offices serving every county in the state, USU Extension is well positioned to provide educational programs and opportunities throughout Utah. The integration of teaching, research, and public service enables USU Extension to respond to critical and emerging issues with the goal of improving lives and communities.


The Bastian family is a multi-generational agricultural family committed to honoring and preserving the state’s farming past, present, and future. In concert with Utah State University Extension, they have founded the Bastian Agricultural Center, located at 2100 W 11400S in South Jordan, Utah.

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 employs 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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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 11/2022


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