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Posting Number: SW0170409
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Veterinary Medicine Experiment Sta.

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:

Supports the College of Veterinary Medicine research, teaching, and clinical areas by
cleaning and sterilizing items, producing distilled and de-ionized water, and decontaminating infectious materials. Other duties and
responsibilities as assigned by supervisor, and position will be reviewed and may be changed at any time based on the requirements of the
CVM programs and missions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a lab environment;
  • ability to keep accurate records and
    to interpret verbal and written instructions;
  • ability to interact with faculty, staff and students;
  • ability to follow
    standard operating procedures for cleaning and decontamination;
  • ability to recognize equipment problems and notify repair service
    in the absence of the supervisor;
  • ability to work independently or with a team at different locations;
  • ability to organize
    workload and adapt to schedule changes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience cleaning
    laboratory glassware using commercial washers;
  • previous experience sterilizing and decontaminating items using sterilizers;
  • working knowledge of academic research labs;
  • working knowledge of aseptic techniques is beneficial.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a criminal background check, Alternate work schedule – If other than M-F, 8-5
please describe below, Other (Describe Below)

Must have a conviction check:

Describe Other:
Must have transportation to travel to work and travel locally between lab facilities. Hours flexible
M-F, to be discussed during interview.

How to Apply for this Job:
For a full description of the position, the requirements, and to apply, please go to To be considered, Applicants MUST apply on-line
to posting SW0170409 by the close date of June 16, 2017. If you have any questions please call our HR Service Center @ 540-231-9331 or email

Employee Category:
Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year

Appointment Type:
Temp, non-salaried wage

FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime

Academic Year or Calendar Year:
Calendar Year

If part time, enter Percent Time:

Pay Band: 2

Work Location:

Location Zip Code:

Work Schedule:
M-F, flexible hours to be discussed at interview

Job Close Date:

Restricted to university employees only?

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.

Applicant Documents:


  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Other Doc

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.

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