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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University's second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world.
As a service and maintenance department of Cornell AgriTech, the responsibility of the Buildings and Properties Unit (B & P) is to provide responsive maintenance, engineering and special services in support of our institution's vital research. The mission is to maintain and expand the campus and its facilities to the highest possible standards, while providing dependable and cost effective support services to those carrying out the research. B & P is a service organization dedicated to the success and satisfaction of Cornell AgriTech's faculty, academics, staff, students and campus visitors.
Under general supervision, working as a member of the Buildings and Properties Unit tasked with maintenance of the physical plant at Cornell AgriTech, perform a full range of journey-level skills in carpentry, masonry, and painting to maintain, add to, or improve AgriTech's buildings, properties, and related facilities.
Work as member of a multi disciplinary shop performing a variety of routine maintenance tasks, minor modifications and projects
Support research programs with custom fabrications, renovations and relocations
Assisting with custodial, warehouse, utility plant, grounds, and other trade shops as required
Learn and follow safety and work environment regulations, policies and procedures (ARC flash prevention and protection, lead, asbestos, fall protection, confined space, and others as required)
Acquire and maintain licenses and/or special knowledge to maintain specialized equipment as required
Set up and tear down for special events as requested
Retrieve work order data from, and enter material, labor, and work log data into, Maximo daily with accuracy and dependability
Maintain hand tools and diagnostic equipment needed to perform job duties
General to Buildings and Properties
High School diploma
Must possess and maintain valid driver license and undergo successful driver background check and employment background check
Must have ability to use computer for communications, time entry, scheduling access, product research & online trainings
Capacity to handle confidential and sensitive information with utmost discretion and tact required
Ability to multitask
Demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, communicate, listen, respect others, set priorities and achieve them, and use time effectively
Must be highly motivated and exhibit innovation, good judgment and reliability in the work place
Work with other staff as a member of a team to resolve issues and achieve common goals
Provide and promote service to internal and external customers
Demonstrate ability to express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing; demonstrate effective listening skills
Show initiative, anticipate needs, and take action; adapt to changing priorities, situations and demands
Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy with a wide range of internal and external customers
Ability to work comfortably and safely on 10'-12' stepladders, 24' extension ladders, and various aeriel work platforms
Knowledge of or ability to learn and follow OSHA lockout/tag-out and other related safety procedures
24 hour availability required for emergencies on an as-needed basis
Trade Specific (Refrigeration)
One to two years HVAC/Refrigeration work experience
Maintenance Mechanic III Level
Must have a core competency in one of the construction or maintenance disciplines (plumbing, electric, carpentry, refrigeration, controls, painting, or masonry)
Ability to work independently to perform routine maintenance, repairs, and replacements
Operate and maintain trades equipment; strategically select most appropriate equipment to complete task; evaluate condition of equipment
Must be able to wear safety equipment such as a respirator
Maintain required knowledge of applicable safety and code compliance regulations and requirements
Respond to work orders and requests to perform maintenance activities
Identify necessary parts and supplies needed to complete a task and work with shop lead to develop plan or procurement
Provide relief for Utility Plant operators and assist other trade shops
Support other functional groups as required to fulfill mission of organization
5 years experience in Refirgeration/HVAC in a maintenance facility
Utility plant operator experience
Trained in use of forklift and man lift
Be able to participate in Cornell's Respirator use program
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
University Job Title:
Multi Trade Technician III
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