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Master Electrician

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Facilities Management

Job Description

Installs, maintains, and repairs over 400 different pieces of commercial food service equipment such as refrigeration equipment, water cooled ice machines, gas and electric cooking equipment, dishwashing and pot washing machines, and commercial appliances. Utilizes wiring diagrams, blueprints, manufactured specifications, hand and power tools, testing meters and calibrators, and welding equipment to provide diagnoses and repairs. Assists Supervisor/ Manager with planning/implementing preventive maintenance programs. Will provide hands on training to support the needs of the operations.

Required Qualifications

  • Considerable experience in maintenance and repair of commercial food service equipment.
  • Education/training in food service equipment repair, electronics, and refrigeration/electrical repair.
  • Ability to operate and analyze information from testing equipment.
  • Working knowledge of computers to submit and close work orders.
  • Virginia Journeyman electrical license or license recognized by the state of Virginia required.
  • To obtain universal EPA refrigeration certification within 6 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree and or master's electrician certification in a trades occupation certified in Virginia or a license recognized by the state of Virginia plus type III or universal EPA refrigeration certification.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$50,000 - $60,000/year and commensurate with experience

Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information

You will also receive a food voucher to have a meal in one of our award winning dining centers with every 4+ hour shift worked.
Work hours are Monday - Friday 6:00 - 3:00 PM and according to customer needs.

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 Sarah Schuster at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

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