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.
All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
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.
Our Facilities Maintenance Department is looking for a highly motivated and hard working individual to join their team! This person will perform preventive maintenance on all building mechanical equipment. They will monitor all building systems to ensure proper functioning of all equipment, to include, but not limited to, air handling equipment, air compressors, pumping systems, and building and laboratory exhaust fans. Additionally, they will perform necessary equipment service, repairs and/or direct any additional repairs to the appropriate trade shop. It will be necessary for this individual to assist other Maintenance Mechanics with repairs when required. As a Maintenance Mechanic, it will be this person's responsibility to maintain an accurate and appropriate inventory of spare parts for servicing equipment in a timely manner and to document and record all maintenance activities and related billable hours for equipment maintenance records as required.
This position is subject to shift changes and extended working hours (including nights, early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays) to meet seasonal work demand. It is also subject to working in weather related extremes of heat and cold for extended periods. The individual filling this role must be free of debilitating allergies, such as to dust or bees, or have the ability to manage such allergies.
A High School Diploma or equivalent is required for this position. You must have a minimum of three years of experience in building trades or other relevant mechanical experience, along with a familiarity with building systems and equipment. You must have and maintain a valid driver's license as you may be required to operate a motor vehicle (your own vehicle or Cornell-owned) to travel to/from job sites, and for transportation, tools, etc. You must be able to read and interpret blue prints, schematics or drawings as well as possess good troubleshooting skills. This role necessitates good communication skills, both verbal and written. A demonstrated ability to use or learn to use computers and common test equipment such as multi meters, tension meters, alignment tools, etc. is also required. It will be required that the individual filling this position have the ability to work in confined spaces, from elevated positions and from a ladder for an extended period of time. You must have a demonstrated ability to work independently and have excellent customer service skills. You must be able to lift or move 100 lbs.
-Typically lifts more than 50 lbs
-Limited exposure to hazards
Please note that VISA sponsorship and relocation support is not available for this position.
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Mech Maint S10
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