Utah State University


City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(5/31/2023 7:10 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per Week
Auxiliary Enterprises
Parking & Transportation
Advertised Salary
Minimum $40,000; dependent on experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Incumbents in the Mechanic position perform skilled work to maintain, repair, and sustain the safe and functional status of university, state, and federally owned motor vehicles.


Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities: incumbents will report to the Motor Pool Manager.


  • Ensures relevant policies, procedures, and laws are implemented.
  • Assists lead mechanic in training new and existing employees on new work methods and procedures, safety regulations, work policies, codes, and standards.
  • Enforces proper care and safe use of the equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Analyzes technical problems and decides course of action for repair.
  • Performs repairs according to industry standards.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in standard automotive repair or heavy truck mechanical activities.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain, and maintain a current Commercial Driver's license, Utah State Safety Inspection Certification, and Cache County Emissions Inspection Certificate.
  • Incumbent must provide their own tools for all non-specialized services. Must possess a certificate of completion in automotive repair.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Skilled in basic mathematical computations.
  2. Basic computer skills.
  3. Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  4. Exceptional customer service skills, including resolving complaints and/or concerns.
  5. Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and material common to the trade.
  6. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  7. Ability to maintain quality control standards.
  8. Knowledge of shop workflow and operating procedures.
  9. Knowledge of laws, regulations, codes, methods, and techniques of the trade.
  10. Ability to work independently and as a team member.

Core Characteristics:

As representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  1. Take initiative.
  2. Maintain confidentiality.
  3. Be accountable.
  4. A commitment to ethical behavior.
  5. Be honest and trustworthy.
  6. A strong work ethic.
  7. Be inquisitive.
  8. Be detail oriented.
  9. Be self-motivated.
  10. Manage multiple tasks quickly and efficiently.
  11. Work well in a team environment.
  12. A commitment to the improvement of USU.

Disclaimer: this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.

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
  3. Contact information for Professional Refference to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under “Other Documents” 

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

Advertised Salary

Minimum $40,000; dependent on experience, plus excellent benefits


This position requires moderate physical effort. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including lifting up to 50 pounds, walking and standing. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment. This position requires moderate physical effort.  

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


* updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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