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Maintenance Technician

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Recreational Sports Aux
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Facilities / Skilled Trades, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

When was the last time you changed the world?

In Virginia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs, that’s exactly what we’re doing every day—guiding, nurturing, and supporting students as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today and tomorrow.

We’re currently searching for a Maintenance Technician to join our Recreational Sports team in Blacksburg, VA to help us in our mission. So, if you’re passionate about sports, wellbeing and student development, please keep reading.

1) You’ll be joining the Recreational Sports team; a department centered on promoting wellbeing, physical activity, sport and fitness by providing excellent recreational facilities and programs.
2) You’ll report to the Maintenance Supervisor. This position is a Regular twelve-month, 100% Staff appointment. This position is considered essential and employee may be required to report to work in the event that the university is closed. Some evening and weekend work may be required.
3) You’ll work independently to accomplish primary duties of diagnosis, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of complex cardiovascular, weight training, and electronic equipment, golf cart repair, furniture and upholstery, masonry, carpentry, and painting.
4) You'll participate in general and specialized maintenance, repair, and installation of of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and security systems.
5) You'll maintain appropriate working conditions, safety, and appearance of facilities managed by the Department.
6) You’ll have the chance to grow and take advantage of a developmental plan with opportunities to advance within the Department and the Division.
7) You’ll be offered a base compensation package between $42,000-$47,000, along with a comprehensive benefits package which includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!

1) THE UNIVERSITY: Virginia Tech as an employer is committed to developing well-rounded employees who are active members of the university community as well as the community at-large. From comprehensive insurance plans to tuition assistance, Virginia Tech offers employees a variety of benefits and perks to help team members build a fuller and more balanced life.
2) THE DIVISION: For our students and ourselves, the Division of Student Affairs believes that changing the world requires courageous leadership and commitment to curiosity, integrity, civility, and service to others. Our culture is defined by a commitment to our Aspirations for Student Learning.
3) THE TEAM: The Department of Recreational Sports enhances the quality of life for the university community by educating and encouraging participation in activities that promote healthy lifestyles, social interactions, and leadership skills. The department creates an atmosphere that encourages individuals to develop life-long involvement in recreational activities and is dedicated to meeting the changing needs of a diverse community by offering quality structured and informal recreational opportunities.

Required Qualifications
• Experience maintaining and repairing cardiovascular, weight training, and recreation equipment. • Experience and a working knowledge of carpentry, painting, and electrical systems.
• Ability to read and understand technical documents, blueprints, and publications in order to apply knowledge, provide accurate installation, diagnosis, and repair.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in welding, design and fabrication. Experience in plumbing , HVAC, and mechanical systems.
• Electrical Journey or Master Certification.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$42,000 - $47,000

Work Schedule

7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Review Date


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 Donna Dickerson at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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