The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University located in Palisades, New York, is seeking a Lamont Assistant Mechanic for a full-time opportunity. Under the direction of the Manager of Facilities, the Lamont Assistant Mechanic works along side of the Lamont Mechanic while being trained to perform maintenance and repair functions. Pursuant to the training, the Lamont Assistant Mechanic is expected to perform tasks with minimal supervision, and work independently on tasks for which he/she has been trained.
The Lamont Assistant Mechanic will assist in all maintenance and repair functions including grounds keeping, snow and ice removal, general construction, utility repairs, heavy cleaning and related duties as needed.
May be assigned to run a job involving a crew consisting of other Lamont Assistant Mechanics, Lamont Mechanic Trainees, and Casual Employees, and may be required to provide training to such crew.
Handles and transports on-campus universal waste to central storage for disposal.
Must successfully complete required safety and regulatory training, and conform to all requirements of the job.
Musts report to work and work overtime as directed by supervisory staff to support emergency operations including, but not limited to, snow removal.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required.
Must demonstrate aptitude for Mechanic duties, and possess two years of related experience as a maintenance mechanic or tradesman.
Post-Secondary training in HVAC.
Must possess and maintain valid driver???s license.
Must be physically fit to do extensive walking, stair climbing, lifting (50 lbs), moving heavy objects with assistive devices, and overhead work.
Must be able to drive utility vehicles and operate grounds keeping machinery.
Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.
Must be trustworthy and responsible, able to communicate effectively, possess teamwork skills, and represent the department appropriately to its constituents.
Must provide current and updated home & cell phone numbers.
Must be available to respond to any emergency on a 24-hour basis, and to work overtime as directed.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.