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Technology Refurbishment Technician II 06-2022



Title:  Technology Refurbishment Technician II
Department: Technology Refurbishment
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To:  Manager of Technology
Class: Union
Salary: $18.50/hr

Who We Are: 

At Free Geek we sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential. We’re proud to be a leader in digital inclusion. None of this would be possible without hiring and developing the best employees. 

Free Geek is a leading nonprofit technology refurbisher, founded in 2000, headquartered in Portland, Oregon with a national presence. Free Geek serves more than 35,000 Oregonians each year. To continue our growth, we are seeking a Technology Refurbishment Technician to help us in continuing toward our goal of including everyone in our digital future!

What Do We Need From These Positions? 

This position is responsible for exercising compliance with industry entities that dictate data security protocol, repairs and refurbishment best practices, and continuous improvement methodology by performing the following duties


Essential Duties

  1. Identifies a wide variety of both data bearing and non-data bearing devices and determining viability of reuse for those items.
  2. Coordinates and communicates with team members, management, and other departments to guide flow of incoming and outgoing devices and stock production, programs, and sales areas with needed hardware and components.
  3. Removes and secures data bearing devices, wiping them to industry standards for reuse or destroying them to ensure data will not be recovered. 
  4. Evaluates, prepares, cleans, tests, troubleshoots, repairs and refurbishes a variety of technology.

Expected hours for these positions are 40/week. Please see the full job description for further responsibilities and requirements. This position is eligible for benefits. 

What Do You Get? 

At Free Geek, we believe in curating a group of people passionate in creating options which provide the best benefit to our community. As an organization under union, we fundamentally believe that happy people put in good work. Considering this, we provide an extensive benefits package. Our benefits package includes Medical, Dental, a Retirement plan with employee matching,  Life Insurance, and Short and Long Term Disability coverage. We are also provided with kindly donated food and purchased snacks every week for staff to grab at their disposal.  

How Do You Apply? 

BIPOC, LGBTQI+, Disabled, and Femme Folks are all enthusiastically encouraged to apply! We believe that if you’re excited about this position you should apply - imposter syndrome is real and no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications.

This search is open to INTERNAL and EXTERNAL candidates. For best consideration, please fill out this application by 5pm, July 5th, 2022.   

Any person needing reasonable accommodation in the application process should contact Human Resources at or 503-232-9350 x128.



At Free Geek we are working towards having as fully of a vaccinated workplace as possible. We are offering paid sick leave (for even our newest of employees!) for vaccination appointments and possible side effects from these vaccines. We are also doing an incentive program for the disclosure of your vaccination status. Please be aware of this upon applying for this position. Some of our positions require folks to be in close proximity to each other, and we are striving to keep our staff, and our greater communities, as safe as we can. 

Thank you for applying!