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Landscaping Equipment Mechanic

at Grand Canyon University

Posted: 3/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: R000019314
Keywords: automotive, repair

Job Description

Grand Canyon University is seeking a full time Landscaping Equipment Mechanic. This position performs routine maintenance, repairs, troubleshooting and rebuilding of small equipment engines including mowers, weeding machines, chain saws, power clippers, forklifts, pumps and generators, sweepers, blowers, golf carts, gators and other Facilities department equipment, motors and engines both electric and gas powered.


  • Inspects, diagnoses and locates mechanical malfunctions on a variety of small equipment motors and engines; repairs or replaces faulty or worn parts; removes and replaces, wheels, tires and tubes, rotates tires to ensure proper wear, greases and lubricates equipment and services batteries and other parts; tunes or overhauls as needed; tests and replaces electrical components and wiring; inspects for loos or worn parts, hydraulic leaks, exhaust leaks and makes or recommends appropriate repairs.
  • Provides regular maintenance to other larger equipment such as the Ditch Witch including oil change, filter change, hose replacement and other small repair or maintenance.
  • Performs hydrostatic repairs to mowers and other equipment; inspects mower blades for proper wear and alignment; steam cleans, lubricates, replaces, repairs, sharpens and related mechanical parts and equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains repair records and reports and facilities warranty service when applicable.
  • Assists vehicle maintenance staff on complex tasks or priority assignments; performs minor repairs/replacement of parts on automotive equipment and other minor mechanical duties under supervision.
  • Purchases or recommends and assists in the purchase and acquisition of the needed tools, parts and equipment under supervision and maintains inventory of necessary parts.
  • Ensures equipment and/or parts are properly and safely stored following required precautions and protocols.


  • High School completion preferred, or the equivalent
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • One year directly related work experience.
  • Knowledge of the proper care, maintenance and repair of two and four cycle internal combustion engines.
  • Must have knowledge of tools, equipment, materials, methods and procedures used in the troubleshooting, diagnosis, overhaul, maintenance, repair, rebuild and adjustment of small engine.
  • Knowledge of the proper care, maintenance and repair of two and four cycle internal combustion engines.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in mower blade adjustment and blade sharpening.
  • Must be able to estimate time and the cost of repairs.
  • Forklift certification preferred.
  • Formal training in automotive, hydraulic, small engine repair and maintenance is helpful.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

Only candidates who submit a resume and complete the full application will be considered - anyone without a resume will be declined automatically. For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

All staff and faculty candidates will be asked to review GCU’s staff or faculty expectations as part of the application process.

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