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Lab and Field Research Technician

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

Job Description

Duties involve conducting laboratory and field experiments; maintaining and performing repairs on a variety of laboratory and field research equipment; providing technical assistance to students and researchers; installing research hardware components and assemblies; using machining tools and fabricating techniques for metal, plastic, and wood. Duties also include performing detailed reviews of engineering related projects; and ensuring design elements, safety protocols, and laboratory guidelines meet federal, state and agency requirements.

Required Qualifications

• Demonstrated experience in the use and repair of a variety of complex electrical and mechanical equipment; this includes use of testing devices, safe use of laboratory/shop area procedures, and the ability to perform maintenance and repair on various laboratory equipment. • Demonstrated skill in the use of electronic and electrical testing devices and the safe use of shop and hand tools for metal, wood and plastic working.
• Demonstrated experience using computers: including programs and software such as Windows, Microsoft Office and Word, Excel, and Outlook, and internet search engines.
• CDL Class B

Preferred Qualifications

• Laboratory Technician Certifications with the state of Virginia.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience, starting at $35,438.

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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.

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