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Heavy Vehicle Simulator Technician

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Research / Scientific, Transportation

Job Description

This position is responsible for monitoring the Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS) while in operation. Work requires candidate to be outside, frequently after dark, for extended periods of time, in differing weather conditions to perform a visual inspection of the HVS and record temperature readings. Notify supervisor of any issues with the HVS operation and shut down the HVS when instructed.

Required Qualifications

Be responsible, dependable. Punctual attendance is important.
Demonstrated computer proficiency required in office applications, such as Microsoft Office.
Demonstrated knowledge of lab, safety procedures, and research policies, procedures and protocols.
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, with close attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
Must be aged 18 or older.

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Salary Information

Starting rate is $15/hour, commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisa Eichelberger at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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