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.
We are searching for a motivated and hard working individual to join our team as a Senior Maintenance Mechanic! A person filling this role is a representative for the zone crew and acts as such by supporting the mission, goals and initiatives of our Facilities Management team. As a proud representative, plan to observe and enforce compliance with our work rules, safety policy and the UAW contract. The prompt reporting of performance feedback as well as violations of procedures and policies to Zone Facilities Manager is very important. This individual assists in training all new Maintenance Mechanic staff in the campus' building systems and operations! The Senior Maintenance Mechanic assigned to work in the Student and Campus Life Zone will oversee and perform corrective and preventive maintenance.
As a Senior Maintenance Mechanic, you will assist the Zone Facilities Manager (ZFM) with the coordination, assignment and oversight of work for the Maintenance Mechanics to ensure productivity and efficiency. It will be your duty to organize and coordinate all special projects work for the Maintenance Mechanics including all appliance replacement moves and installations in the Student and Campus Life (SCL) Zone. Therefore, regular diligent communication with your Zone Facilities Manager about work progress and potential delays is imperative!
You will be the primary first responder for maintenance mechanic emergencies as well as the backup Maintenance Mechanic for areas when colleagues are absent. Plan to act as a liaison with Unit Facilities Representatives, vendors, and FM Procurement for maintenance mechanic ordering.
What we need:
High School education or equivalent
At least 7 years of experience in commercial or industrial building trades and/or performing corrective and preventive maintenance on commercial or industrial facilities equipment.
Strong knowledge of building systems and equipment as well as an ability to read and interpret blue prints, schematics and drawings.
Excellent interpersonal, supervisory/lead persons, teamwork, troubleshooting and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead others and the ability to work successfully in a team-oriented environment to accomplish goals.
The proven ability to independently make sound and immediate on-site decisions within established guidelines.
The ability to provide excellent customer service for a diverse and student-oriented campus community.
The demonstrated ability to use computers including workflow and assignment of service requests.
Must be able to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
Ability to ascend and descend heights with agility and freedom of movement to work in confined and hazardous spaces (crawl spaces, mechanical rooms, shafts, sub-basements, attics, etc.) some of which must be accessed by ladder.
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. Available to work overtime as duties require, including weekends and shifts. Must have reliable transportation as may be required to use own vehicle.
The Senior Maintenance Mechanic assigned to work in the Student and Campus Life Zone must be able to obtain and maintain a CPO Certification for swimming pool operations.
What we'd like (but don't necessarily NEED):
Experience with the MAXIMO Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
Knowledge of OSHA and typical institutional requirements for work site safety (i.e. lockout/tag out, hazardous materials and wastes, and personal protective equipment, etc.)
Familiarity with iPad functionality
University Job Title:
Sr Mech Maint
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