Red Butte Garden and Arboretum


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Equipment Mechanic

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Equipment Mechanic

Job Qualifications

As part of Red Butte Garden’s Irrigation, Turf & Equipment team, incumbent in this position has a primary focus on equipment maintenance and repair, promotion of safety practices, and turf maintenance. Performs routine, preventative maintenance, and minor repairs to the Garden’s motorized equipment in accordance with manufacturers specifications. Assists with and performs duties of turf maintenance, monitors turf for pests and applies treatment as necessary, landscape irrigation maintenance and repair, outdoor fountain maintenance, preventative maintenance on motors and gears in the Greenhouse, maintains records on maintenance activities and Interactive fountain daily water checks, snow removal, etc. Performs duties of and supports the supervisor with implementing all department responsibilities, including training staff and volunteers on safe equipment use, providing leadership and training for seasonal staff in accomplishing department goals/duties, serves on the Horticulture dept safety sub-committee, and all other duties as necessary to support the mission of Red Butte Garden.

This position requires the performance of chemical applications as required/assigned, and requires a non-commercial pesticide applicators license within 6 months of hire.

Selected applicant will be expected to obtain and maintain a ‘Registered Pool Operator’s License’, and ensure daily maintenance requirements are met/maintained regarding the Interactive Fountain, which is considered a ‘pool’ by the Salt Lake Valley Health Department.

Education and Experience

Successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program as a Small Engine Mechanic, or equivalency; two years of progressively more responsible experience; and be well versed in all phases of equipment and vehicle repair required. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills; analytical, and trouble shooting skills; and demonstrated customer services skills to deal effectively with others are also required. The journeyman status is obtained through the successful completion of a 3 year 6,000+ hour accredited apprenticeship program.

Related degree focused on equipment maintenance or turf maintenance,
Four years of relevant work experience, including performing routine and preventative maintenance on equipment common to the trade,
One year related experience in turf care, including pest identification and treatment,
One year related experience in irrigation system diagnosis, repair, and installation,
Must possess a valid Utah driver’s license and proof of insurability,
Must obtain a valid Utah State Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicators License within 6 months of hire,
Able to safely and proficiently operate all equipment common to the trade;
Able to safely and effectively perform all physical tasks essential to the position and to work safely in inclement conditions, heat, cold, precipitation, etc.
Commitment to provide excellent customer service and maintain a professional demeanor/presence while working near guests,
Demonstrated human relations skills; including effective written and oral communication skills,
Moderate computer skills, including Microsoft suite, able to work from online maintenance manuals, and irrigation software.

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