Utah State University

Engineering Technician SR (Major Project Shop Rep)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/29/2023 4:14 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
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


Utah State University Facilities is seeking to fill the role for a Major Projects Shop Representative (Engineering Technician SR). The primary responsibility of this position is to represent the interests of the maintenance shops on major construction projects managed by the Planning and Design department. This role is involved in projects from Design Development through Construction and the 1st year of operation. You will assist with design and construction reviews, help coordinate efforts to assure compliance with building codes, university standards, project plans and specifications in the modification of existing and new construction of university facilities.


Involves and coordinates maintenance shops in design reviews and site-walks for major construction activities on campus projects from completion of bidding and award of construction contracts to final acceptance. Inspects and reviews all construction and remodeling projects for maintainability during all phases of planning and construction to ensure that projects conform to the needs and requirements of the university. Supports project management through the 1-year warranty period by investigating and identifying any project related issues, while also helping to determine how it should be resolved.


The successful candidate must be self-motivated, detail oriented, process driven and be able to communicate effectively inter-personally, through documentation and by email. Documentation and file management is key to managing time and workloads across multiple projects that are simultaneously in progress. Understanding of the interactions of multiple construction disciplines is essential, or have a proven record of curiosity, learning and understanding areas you are unfamiliar with. Must be able to work independently.


Benefits Include:

  • Half Tuition for employees and Dependents
  • 14.2% Retirement Contribution
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • 12 days of accrued Sick Leave
  • 12 days of accrued Vacation Leave
    And more


  • Observes construction progress ensuring procedures and materials comply with plans and specifications; observes work in progress to assure acceptable workmanship.
  • Reviews contract plans and specifications for compliance with appropriate building codes, university standards, and project requirements.
  • Checks and monitors all construction completion schedules to ensure that maintenance personnel are kept appraised of progress and provided the opportunities to review documents and walk the construction site.
  • Visits all construction and remodeling projects on campus regularly to ensure conformity to plans and specifications.
  • Assists and coordinates shop personnel in the review of plans and specifications for construction of new building projects and for remodeling projects of present structures.
  • Compiles, prepares and submits various reports to PD&C project manager of inspections made at construction and remodeling sites.
  • Assists the collection of information by contacting various participants involved in the future use of the building to ensure the pertinence of as-built drawings, specifications, and shop drawings.
  • Interacts with contractors, construction inspectors and other university personnel to attempt to satisfy all parties
  • involved in the construction phase of different projects.
  • Schedules project work with various USU Facilities shops that are furnishing material and/or labor for portions of work in specific projects.
  • Reviews logs of contractor submittals, requests for information and changes of proposals to ensure university standards are maintained, and any changes are appropriate and pertinent to the project.
  • Acts as liaison between contractors, project manager, and design consultants through all phases of design and construction to help resolve field problems to maintain project schedule and budget.
  • Interprets blueprints and specifications for contractors to ensure compliance with construction plans and specifications and obtain additional information from the project architect when necessary; recommends changes to documents for ease of construction.
  • Reviews construction documents and specifications for compliance with USU’s A&E manual and the DFCM High
  • Performance Building standards.
  • Assists with final inspections and the creation of punch lists; monitors completion of punch list.
  • Act as Facilities customer liaison during building warranty period, and coordinates any claims with PD&C project manager.
  • Reviews projects at end of warranty period for non-compliance items.
  • Seeks out feedback from the maintenance shops and personnel on preferred materials and methods that should be utilized on major projects. Brings this information forward to A&E Manual reviews to help improve delivered projects.
  • Assists in developing means and methods to improve the construction program effort.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years of current, institutional/commercial building, construction related experience
  • Journeyman License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • IBC Code Certifications or experience
  • Mechanical, or Plumbing, or Electrical construction background.
  • Master License

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of inspecting building construction, materials and methods.
  2. Knowledge of building codes and of electrical, plumbing, mechanical and related codes.
  3. Knowledge of the laws and ordinances regulating building construction.
  4. Skill in reading and interpreting plans and specifications and comparing them with construction in progress.
  5. Skill in construction inspection.
  6. Excellent customer service skills.
  7. Skill in supervisory practices.
  8. The ability to fully read, comprehend and interpret contract plans and specifications.
  9. The ability to coordinate with outside vendors and/or contractors.
  10. The capability to make independent decisions
  11. Comfortable using computers and various programs, good basic skill using Excel and Word, and Outlook email and calendar.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed.   It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to the job.      

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


Working Conditions & Physical Effort: Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than (4) hours per day. Work environment involves situations that require following safety precautions and the use of protective equipment. 


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

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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