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Printing Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Printing Technician
Role Title: Printing Technician III
Posting Number: SW0170886
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:

Printing Services is an auxiliary unit that provides quality printing, copying, and distribution services in support of Virginia Tech’s education, research, and outreach missions. As a member of the Printing Services team, the Printing Technician will perform a wide variety of tasks in order to provide support to all areas of Printing Services, including production, bulk mail center, and digital operations. These duties include, but are not limited to interfacing with vendors, co-workers and customers and providing pick-up and delivery services for the departments. Operation of offset, digital and Bulk Mail equipment, supporting the binding and finishing process, Bulk Mail processing operations, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

- Knowledge of printing and binding technology, preferably with machine operation.
- Experience in commercial or in-house printing positions such as production, bindery, digital and/or bulk mail.
- Customer service experience
- Valid Driver’s License
- Ability to safely operate a vehicle on roadways and busy pedestrian sidewalks in the center of campus, in a variety of weather and traffic conditions.
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Position requires visual acuity in order to examine printing products and make adjustments in the quality of the finished product.
- Ability to safely and independently move and handle items weighing up to 65 pounds and maneuver boxes of paper multiple times up flights of steps for deliveries, loading paper into printing machines, etc…
- Ability to follow instructions, handle multiple changing priorities and work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment where some work areas are dusty, noisy and have strong fumes consistent with a printing plant.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Previous delivery service experience
- Completion of vocational or technical schooling in printing operations
- Experience performing routine printing equipment service and maintenance.
- Working knowledge of Digital and Large Format with printing posters, banners, etc.
- Experience using Postal One Gateway, Sotari or equivalent software in processing bulk mail.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Must have a valid drivers license.
Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested applicants can apply on-line at, posting #SW0170886.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
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: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Printing Services
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F / 8-5
Posting Date: 11/07/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/26/2017
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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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience in commercial or in-house printing positions such as production, bindery, digital and/or bulk mail?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (
    • Diverse Jobs (
    • Insight Into Diversity (
    • Indeed (
    • Roanoke Times Online (
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (
    • Virginia Tech job site (
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  6. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. List of References
  3. Other Doc