Food Equipment Maintenance Specialist

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Maintenance
Apply Now
Posted on July 7, 2021

Job Description

The Food Equipment Maintenance Specialist is an entry level maintenance position in the Dining Maintenance Department. It is a three year training program that culminates in the successful candidate becoming a Certified Maintenance Technician. For the first three years of this program the position is considered restricted. At completion of the training program the Certified Maintenance Technician will no longer be considered restricted. This will reflect completion of 33 training courses and three years with the organization. Salary will be adjusted at the end of each year of training if successful.

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma
Ability to take classes online and complete specified course work, independently and
on schedule.
Ability to successfully complete training program and receive certification as a Maintenance Technician.
Must maintain and meet the requirements of the Apprenticeship Program Agreement.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of maintenance methods; maintenance materials, tools and procedures; maintenance safety practices. Demonstrated experience and good mechanical skills in areas such as electricity, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, and general maintenance. Ability to read and interpret blueprints. Working knowledge of computers. Previous experience maintaining food service equipment.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salary starting at $36,000. Will increase with completion of training levels.

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check and driving check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, 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 on any other basis protected by law.

About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team! 

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Todd Pignataro at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.