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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Trades, Service, and Maintenance

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Why Rensselaer? Our dynamic global community of changemakers includes some of the world’s leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity. Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. 

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Job Summary

The Repairer performs basic repair and maintenance assignments on facilities and equipment using a variety of trades such as, but not limited to, carpentry, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, painting, and masonry. Also works as a part of a team to complete larger scale renovations. This position participates in on-call rotation for off-hour repairs in academic and residential buildings.

Minimum Qualifications

• HS diploma or equivalent
• One (1) year experience in construction, facilities maintenance or related field
• Valid US driver’s license

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of basic construction trades including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and metal work
• Ability to read, write, and perform simple use of arithmetic
• Ability to follow instructions and perform with minimal direct supervision
• Ability to use all hand tools and operate all basic power tools and equipment
• Ability to work in a team environment and perform basic tasks independently
• Must have the ability to use a personal computer (Outlook and job specific software)
• Excellent customer service skills


Non Standard Shift: Business Hours plus this position participates in on-call rotation for off-hour repairs in academic and residential buildings.


Local travel between campus locations only


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Application instructions


Follow the on-screen prompts to create an application. Please be ready to upload any required documents, such as your resume and cover letter

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact 

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to campus for an in-person academic experience.  To support this experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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