Job Description Summary 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.
We are searching for a hardworking and motivated individual to join our Facilities Maintenance team as a Carpenter Apprentice!
As a Carpenter Apprentice, you will assist a Journeyperson Carpenter with all aspects of the carpentry trade, maintaining shop machinery, tools, equipment, and reading/interpreting blue prints. This will be an exciting time as you'll gain a vast amount of knowledge and experience during the apprentice training period. Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be classified as a Journeyperson.
Subject to shift changes and extended working hours (including nights, early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays) to meet seasonal work demand. Subject to working in weather related extremes of heat and cold for extended periods. Must be free of debilitating allergies, such as to dust or bees, or have the ability to manage such allergies.
High school diploma or equivalent
Excellent verbal and written skills, customer relations skills, and the ability to work in a team environment
Must belong to the local Carpenters Union or be able to join within 30 days after starting employment at Cornell
Have and maintain a valid and unrestricted NYS driver's license. May be required to use own vehicle on the job
Ability to maintain safe work environment. Risk exposure to asbestos, toxic vapors, heat, cold, height and accumulated dirt
Availability to work overtime as duties require, including weekends. Possibility of shift work
Able to ascend and descend heights and have agility and freedom of movement, climb stairs and ladders and able to move easily in confined spaces
Ability to wear a respirator and other employer-provided safety equipment
Ability to lift and/or move 50 pounds.
Work experience in the carpentry field and formal training beyond high school
Typically lifts more than 50 lbs
Acute concentration/eye-hand coordination
*No relocation assistance or Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
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