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Computer Operator or Sr. Computer Operator

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Information Technology, Staff

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Job Summary

2nd Shift: The Computer Operator performs standard operational procedures and provides support services for internal and external users of the computers and peripheral equipment. The Computer Operator is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of information and services in a multi-disciplined computing environment, including initiating and monitoring application programs and systems utilities, and quality control.

Minimum Qualifications

Computer Operator:

High School diploma and one (1) year of experience with computer and network equipment and operating software or relevant combination of education, training and experience.  Valid US driver license preferred.

Sr. Computer Operator:

High School diploma and three (3) years of related, and progressively more responsible experience with computer and network equipment and operating software or relevant combination of education, training and experience. Valid US driver’s license required.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of Microsoft products and computer networks.
• Requires planning, organizing and effective time management skills.
• Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Requires ability to anticipate and solve problems.
• Ability to work independently, under pressure in a variety of technical situations and meet established goals and objectives.
• Requires excellent customer service skills


Non Standard Shift: 2nd Shift, 3pm to 11pm; Friday through Tuesday

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: 

Computer Operator:  $17.25 - $18.00 per hour

Sr. Computer Operator: $18.85 - $19.85 per hour

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.

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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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