The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Facilities and Campus Services (FCS) 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 stewards 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.
All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity, in addition to supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
With limited supervision, responsible for monthly inspections of fire extinguishers, testing of battery backup lighting, in compliance with appropriate regulations. Locations are within facilities across entire campus and nearby locations. Utilize handheld scanning devices to complete inspections. Notify supervisor of required corrective actions. Work with supervisor to define schedules.
Document discrepancies and changes to system assets including asset locations on floor plans, asset labels, and device types. Communicate changes to supervisor for updating Maximo and in InspectNtrack. Incumbent must proactively stay current on the different types of emergency lighting units being used in the field and associated acceptable testing procedures. Must maintain key security at all times, be respectful of staff, student, and faculty member's personal space and property, maintain confidentiality, and be a good steward of the university's resources.
This is a union position within the United Auto Worker's bargaining unit (UAW). The rate of pay is $20.39/hour. At the end of the probationary period, employees will be required to pay union dues per Article 1 of the Agreement.
Ours is a values-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. FCS employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
We Require These Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent.
At least one year of experience in a related field (such as record keeping, performing inspections, extensive knowledge of the Cornell campus, performing inventory).
Basic proficiency in English, including reading, writing, math, and verbal articulation. Must be able to follow written and verbal direction and read general floor plans.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. and work on ladders and lifts as needed. Must be able to walk long distances on a regular basis. Must be able to work in weather-related conditions of heat and cold.
This position is repetitive; must be willing to perform the same type of task every day with the attention to detail appropriate for emergency and life safety equipment.
Requires a high level of self-motivation and the ability to be accountable while working independently without a high level of supervision.
Safety conscious with the ability to climb 50' ladders; able to work in a dusty/moldy/dirty environment.
Ability to comprehend and maintain a high level of security in all campus facilities.
Reliable transportation required; 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.
Rewards and Benefits:
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, access to many wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options, and great retirement options. Cornell provides generous paid leave provisions as well, including 3 weeks of vacation, health leave, personal leave, and 13 paid holidays (including end-of-year winter break).
This is a full-time, non-academic staff, benefits-eligible opportunity located in Ithaca, New York.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:
Mech Maint S03
United Auto Workers
Pay Rate Type:
Refer to Union Pay Rates Link Below
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Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual's genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
In 1865, Ezra Cornell founded an institution "where any person can find instruction in any study." From the beginning, all students were welcome, regardless of race, gender, ideology, or socioeconomic status. Today, we invite you to join our talented and diverse students and accessible faculty who, together, form a living and learning community unmatched in its breadth of opportunities.Cornell University's college, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.