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Electronics Technician I

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Facilities / Skilled Trades

Job Description

Chief Objective of Position: Performing vehicle instrumentation and related work.
-Duties include the installation, calibration, testing, and troubleshooting of circuits, components, and instrumentation for data acquisition systems.
Prototypes and debugs electronic circuits, cabling and equipment.
-Debugging electronic assemblies to component level using various equipment including but not limited to oscilloscopes, meters, computer controlled test equipment, and vehicle diagnostic devices.
-Independently performs most assignments with instructions on global objectives and general results expected.
-Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.
-Travel 70% of the time.
-Position involves lifting objects of up to 50 pounds unassisted.

A driver's license check and criminal conviction check will be required for selected candidate.

Required Qualifications

An earned Associate's or equivalent related experience and training.
-Demonstrated ability to install electronic equipment in a variety of motor vehicles.
-Demonstrated working knowledge of hand tools, powered hand tools, soldering equipment, multimeter, oscilloscope, vehicle diagnostic devices, and basic vehicle wiring.
-Must be able to prototype circuits from a given schematic and perform basic diagnostics.
-Demonstrated ability to properly create and join electrical cables.
-Computer proficiency expected, specifically Microsoft office applications.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently or with little supervision.

- Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Electronics or related field.

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Salary Information

$32,000 - $45,000, 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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