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Facilities Support Technician

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Facilities Management

Job Description

The Facilities Support Technician is part of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute's Facilities and Technical Operations team and reports to the institute's Associate Director for Facilities. The Facilities Support Technician will receive and distribute all packages and mail for all Health Sciences and Technologies campus departments. The position will assist with outgoing shipments and is responsible for accepting, inspecting, stocking, and transferring deliveries. The candidate will also help set up the facilities for various public and internal events. The facilities technician will assist with laboratory setup and troubleshoot and coordinate the repair of laboratory equipment, such as biosafety cabinets, centrifuges, incubators, vacuum pumps, and other instrumentation.
Additionally, the position will be responsible for assembling, relocating, and managing office and laboratory furniture inventory. The candidate must pay close attention to detail and have strong organizational and communication skills. A successful candidate needs to multitask effectively, maintaining the progression of several projects at a time.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience coordinator of operational, administrative or facilities activities.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and well organized
  • Works toward team oriented goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to lift ~50 pounds or more

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to troubleshoot electronic and mechanical equipment
  • Familiarity with laboratory and medical equipment and instrumentation

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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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