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Vehicle Electronics Technician, California

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Vehicle Electronics Technician, California
Role Title: Electronics Technician I
Posting Number: SW0170139
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Performing electronic installation, service, and repair duties ranging from entry-level to journey-level, and managing data collection from experimental vehicles in San Francisco, and surrounding area.

Responsibilities include: installing, repairing, servicing, adjusting, calibrating, fine-tuning, and testing devices, circuitry and components on electronic and electronic communications equipment (e.g. cameras, monitors, video recorders, computers, transmitting, etc.) on vehicles, operating primarily on the basis of electric or electronic principles. 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. Must be willing to work nights and weekends. Positive attitude and reliable attendance required. Must be able to lift objects up to 50 pounds. Should be self-motivated and able to work unsupervised while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.

Required Qualifications:

-Demonstrated experience working with and/or installing vehicle-based electronic equipment
-Demonstrated working experience with hand tools, powered hand tools, soldering equipment, oscilloscope, and basic wiring.
-Demonstrated experience with schematics and performing basic diagnostics.
-Demonstrated experience PC board level soldering and properly creating and joining electrical cables.
-Demonstrated experience with using software programs such as Microsoft Office and Windows, transferring files and using word processors.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Associates degree in Electronics or related field is highly desirable.

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

-Must be willing to travel .
-Must be willing to work nights and weekends.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested applicants should complete an online application at

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time: 75
Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit
Work Location: Out of State
Location, if not Blacksburg: San Francisco, California
Location Zip Code: 94122
Work Schedule: Varies
Posting Date: 02/23/2017
Review Begin Date: 03/06/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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