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Repairer, Rensselaer Tech Park

Apply now Job no: 494418
Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Trades, Service, and Maintenance

Who we are

Why Rensselaer?  Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, and the IBM Quantum System One - the first university-based quantum computer in the world. 

With top notch employee health and retirement benefits, Rensselaer offers its full-time employees a generous paid time off program, tuition remission, and opportunities for career growth.

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. The Repairer also works as a part of a team to complete larger scale renovations. The Repairer participates in on-call rotation for off-hour repairs in Technology Park Office, Pat’s Barn and tenant leased facilities.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent 

One (1) year experience in construction, facilities maintenance, or related field

Valid US driver's license

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


Business Hours: Monday - Friday


Local travel between campus locations only


Driving a Rensselaer vehicle for non-passenger use

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $20.00 - $22.00

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.

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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