Utah State University

Finishes Technician Journeyman

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/23/2023 6:54 PM)
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 Operations
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Facilities Operations at Utah State University is seeking applicants for a Finishes Technician Journeyman position. This position performs advanced floor covering preparation and installation to maintain, repair, and install all types of floor coverings used in USU buildings.  Incumbents accomplish this by applying journeyman skills in conjunction with advanced technical knowledge and the ability to analyze and understand unique project requests. Incumbents will work as a member of a team on various carpentry projects or assignments.


  1. Installs, maintains, and repairs all types of floor coverings including: carpeting, rubber, vinyl composite tile, wood laminate, urethane, etc.
  2. Prepares layouts for all types of floor coverings.
  3. Measures and cuts covering material according to blueprints and sketches.
  4. Prepares labor and materials estimates for small projects, working with the customers to select the most appropriate floor covering for their needs.
  5. Performs preventative maintenance on specialty floor coverings such as urethane track floors, and rubber flooring.
  6. Prepares surfaces for floor covering installation; including removal of current floor covering, sweeping, scraping, sanding, or chipping of dirt and irregularities from base surfaces, filling cracks, and patching uneven surfaces to form a smooth, clean foundation.
  7. Cleans equipment, shop area, and work site.
  8. Completes building audits for assigned locations to evaluate the condition of floor coverings and identify any repairs that are needed.
  9. Provides technical guidance and direction to less senior technicians.
  10. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  11. Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned such as assists work in the other areas of the Finishes Shop as; painting, upholstery, and signage.


Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of four (4) years directly related work experience in floor covering trade.  Pass in-house testing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic computer skills.
  • Basic customer service skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and customers.
  • Skill in the use of various hand and power tools common to the trade.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all types of floor coverings and installation and repair techniques.
  • Skill in applying all types of floor covering methods and techniques.
  • Skill in evaluating jobs and determining the appropriate action to take and what materials to use.
  • Technical problem-solving skills within area of specialty.
  • Ability to read, understand, and complete projects to specifications from blue prints and schematic drawings.

Core Characteristics

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution/Management
  • Customer Service/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 

Please do not upload your cover letter.  You will be instructed to type or paste it during your application.


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The 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. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.


Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Extensive physical activity. Must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting.
  • Work environment includes confined or narrow spaces, and requires assuming uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, squatting, etc.
  • Work environment involved exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

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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