Utah State University

Maintenance Technician III

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/13/2023 10:54 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per Week
Facilities Utility Systems
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The successful candidate will perform complex work in the maintenance, repair, and installation of air compressors, vacuum pumps, and supply and exhaust fans for HVAC systems in campus facilities. The successful applicant can accomplish this by applying journeyman skills in conjunction with advanced technical knowledge and the ability to analyze and understand unique project requests.  Incumbents work as a member of a team on various projects or assignments.


  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections on air compressors, vacuum pumps, and supply and exhaust fans on campus.
  • Replaces all electrical and mechanical components as needed on all compressors.
  • Replaces electrical and mechanical components associated with supply and exhaust fans
  • Installs new air compressor units as needed.
  • Performs and follows established alignment procedures between sheaves on all fans and air compressors.
  • Performs tensioning of all v-belt applications according to industry specifications.
  • Installs air lines in rigid galvanized pipe of various sizes or copper pipe.
  • Accompanies vibration specialist, on a monthly basis, to monitor the condition of all supply fans.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to other technicians.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Cleans equipment, shop area and work site.
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned, such as assists work in the other areas of the shop.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of four years directly related work experience in HVAC Mechanics or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment and associated components.
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical circuitry associated with air compressors and fans.
  • Skill in the use of test equipment common to the trade.
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems and controls.
  • Skill in mathematical calculations including fan speeds using motor to fan ratios.
  • Knowledge of sheaves and bushings and their application on motion.
  • Knowledge of bearings and ability to make proper installations.
  • Skill in the use of various hand and power tools common to trade.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and applicable software.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Ability to read, understand and build to specifications from blueprints and schematic drawings.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and customers.

Core Characteristics:

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Working
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Focus
  • Action Oriented
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Technical Learning

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


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 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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