The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Facilities and Campus Services is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
Facilities Management (FM) provides maintenance, grounds, and custodial services to the entire campus. FM serves as a partner within the zone structure for the Contract Colleges (CC), Endowed (EN), and Student and Campus Life (SCL) zones.
As a key steward of the University's facilities, FM is responsible for facility assessments, skilled trades, general construction, building care, grounds, recycling, asbestos, and the management of planned, corrective, and preventive maintenance
Install, repair, and trouble shoot refrigeration, air conditioning and compressed air systems and controls. Perform preventative maintenance on systems. Respond to emergency trouble calls.
Ours is a values–based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. At least 5 years of experience in the refrigeration or related field. Apprentice certification desirable. Must be certified as a Universal Technician, per 40CFR Part 82 Subpart F and provide proof of certification. Must have basic working knowledge of computers. Must be a member of the local plumbers or electricians union, or be willing to join the union within 30 days after starting employment at Cornell.
Good customer relations, interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills. Required to inspect and work in crawl spaces, attics, laboratories, ventilation equipment, mechanical rooms, mechanical shafts, sub basements and confined, isolated areas. Access to these may be by ladder or scaffold tower on platforms up to 100' high. Risk exposure to asbestos, toxic vapors, heat, cold, height and accumulated dirt. Use of employer provided safety equipment, including a respirator, is required. Must be available to work overtime as duties require, including weekends. Possibility of shift work. Delivers heavy material to job sites. Must have ability to ascend and descend heights, have agility and freedom of
movement, ability to climb stairs, ladders and scaffold, and ability to move easily in confined spaces.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license; may be required to operate a motor vehicle (your own vehicle or Cornell-owned) to travel to/from job sites.
Typically lifts more than 50 lbs
Close concentration/manual dexterity
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