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Part-Time Employment

The Center is often looking for part-time help with anything from web and database development to forklift drivers and office aides. Look below to find out what positions are currently open and to learn how to apply for part-time employment with CPULD.

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Summer 2021 - Forklift Driver - Full-time

CPULD is looking for a temporary full-time worker for the summer of 2021. The position starts mid-May and can end mid-August.  We will provide all necessary training and this position pays $15.00 per hour. Learn more on the HandShake posting for this position linked below.

We are looking for workers to conduct durability simulations using an industrial forklift. The position will require following a predefined set of handling steps using a forklift. It requires the ability to take photographs and enter and upload data on an iPad.  These simulations often will require work in an unconditioned space and/or the running of tests outside.

We are looking for highly dependable individuals who are self-starters, have a positive attitude, can flourish in a independent work environment, and who possess strong work ethic and data collection skills.

This individual must also be able to:

  • Operate industrial forklift
  • Follow standard operating procedures
  • Take report-quality pictures
  • Enter data on an iPad
  • Lift 50 lbs. and be able to work on their feet in an industrial environment.
  • Pass the safety trainings required by EHS at Virginia Tech.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times.


Previous experience driving forklifts is preferred, but not required.