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Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending account, health savings account, generous paid time off, paid holidays

Posted September 16, 2022

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile
Kanab, UT
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Not only do we take pride on cultivating a welcoming and supportive community and culture for our employees, but we also offer competitive benefits that make it easy to see why we were granted such an awesome award!


$17.00 per hour to $19.00 per hour, depending on experience.

About This Job

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 7 am - 4 pm (weekends off!) 

Position Summary:  Performs varied skilled physical labor and equipment operations to improve and maintain sanctuary grounds and facilities.  Performs general building maintenance and assists in buildings and grounds remodeling projects that may include interior and exterior patching and painting projects, fencing and retaining walls installation and repair, light electrical and plumbing installation and repairs and equipment maintenance and repairs.   

Culture Statement and Responsibility: We value attitude over aptitude, and we treat Kindness as a discipline because it is paramount in our culture along with our other Guiding Principles. Culture is how we talk to and treat ourselves and one another, it’s how we generate and respond to change, it’s how we plan and make decisions, it’s how we do what we do.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Completes client generated work order tickets assigned in an organized, professional and timely manner
  • Performs a variety of maintenance work such as general building repairs and minor renovations
  • Performs recurrent preventative maintenance on various equipment, structures and landscaped areas including fencing; developed paths, diamond block retaining walls, and assists in site and building cleanup
  • Installs and repairs washers, dryers, dishwashers, heaters and swamp coolers
  • Works with a variety of construction materials including wood, metal, concrete, FRP, drywall, gravel, etc.
  • Performs activities that include welding, fabricating, dumping, spreading, shoveling, raking, tamping, etc.
  • Operates, services, cleans, and cares for tools and equipment
  • Performs various drywall procedures and repairs. Including texture, tape and mud              
  • Erects small wooden structures including roofing work
  • Performs concrete pours and concrete finishing work
  • Performs fencing installation and repairs
  • Follows safe work practices and observes safety precautions
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials, and practices used in construction and maintenance
  • Ability to obtain appropriate certificates or licenses required to operate and service equipment; to learn to operate a variety of hand and portable power tools, vehicles, and mobile construction and maintenance equipment skillfully and safely.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions; read and interpret maps, diagrams, and equipment operations manuals; maintain records; make basic arithmetical calculations
  • Work with a positive outlook, upbeat, energetic, and takes initiative
  • Ability to accommodate changes in work priorities and/or scheduling
  • Collaborative nature and willingness to work with various colleagues  
  • Willingness to learn on the job is a must
  • Valid driver’s license, with 3 years clean driving record

Physical Requirements:

  • Working outdoors, ability to perform physical work requiring coordination, agility, strength, and stamina.  Work includes heavy lifting (typically up to 80 pounds); prolonged periods of standing; stooping, reaching, crawling, and climbing; manual dexterity.
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About this Employer

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile

30 North 300 West
Kanab, UT 84741

Telephone (435) 644-2001
Reservations (435) 644-3400

40 Room Hotel

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About Best Friends Animal Society

The Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is an extension of the longstanding hospitality experienced at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has operations in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Salt Lake City and Northwest Arkansas and runs the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary.

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to about 347,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs all across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 3,300 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. 

While you are in Kanab, we welcome you to learn more about our lifesaving work, schedule a tour of the Sanctuary, and consider becoming a member of Best Friends Animal Society

Who We Are 

For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

The Best Friends Roadhouse Story

Your southern Utah vacation experience just got better: Welcome to the Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile, the latest (and greatest) lodging option among Kanab’s fast-growing hotel and motel offerings.

Located in the heart of Kanab, Utah, just five miles south of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile welcomes pets and their people. For visitors to the Sanctuary and nearby national parks, it provides a pet-friendly place to stay.

The Roadhouse features 40 rooms as well as a variety of dog- and cat-friendly amenities and services, such as built-in cubbies for snuggling, dog washing stations, pet walking and a fenced dog park area with a splash zone. It’s an animal lover’s dream come true! We can’t wait to welcome you to the Roadhouse, where you can experience the warmth of Best Friends hospitality.

Just for Pets

At the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, pets are just as much guests as their people are. For their comfort and happiness, we are pleased to provide:

  • Personal pet welcome
  • Complimentary self-serve pet washing facilities
  • Complimentary cleaning products, located in the service building
  • Pet walking service provided in half-hour increments by Best Friends volunteers and staff (a fee applies)
  • Pet visits by our staff during the day (a fee applies)
  • Fenced pet-park area with splash water feature (for pets of lodging guests)
  • Pet treats, beds and retail items in the mercantile building
  • Built-in cubbies and snuggling areas in select guest rooms

Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.