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Production Technician, Shops

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

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Job Summary

The Production Technician, shops will provide general support to stage technologies for installation, operation and strike activities in the EMPAC building with focused support in the organization and operation of the shop areas. The incumbent will provide training for the proper use of shop equipment and oversee safe use of shop areas.

Minimum Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • 4 years of stage related experience (lighting, carpentry, rigging, stage design, etc.)
  • A valid Driver’s License, cleaning driving record and ability to drive Institute vehicles, including vans

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree in relevant field
  • 2 or more years of stage related experience (lighting, carpentry, rigging, stage design, etc.)
  • Trade specific training

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic construction trades including carpentry, electrical, and welding
  • Requires good problem-solving skills involving multiple variables in standard situations
  • Requires excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability and knowledge of field specific operational functions
  • Strong attention to detail


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Local travel between campus locations only


Driving a Rensselaer vehicle for non-passenger use

Salary Range/Rate

Expected hiring range:   $20.00-$23.50

Pay transparency disclosure:  The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload 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.

Culture of Safety at Rensselaer

Rensselaer is committed to providing a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for its faculty, staff and students.  As such, we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with available boosters to protect themselves, as well as to protect vulnerable members of the community.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

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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