The Division of Student and Campus Life (SCL) serves all Cornell students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional), and strives to promote an educational environment where every student can thrive in pursuit of their academic and personal goals.
As part of SCL, Student & Campus Life Facilities Management team (SCL-FM) provides facilities support for the division.SCL-FM is the division's direct liaison with the universities Infrastructure Properties and Planning (IPP) and are the "go-to" for anything building related. We aim to partner with IPP to identify and address corrective, planned, and preventative maintenance issues and collaborate to coordinate all projects
Specifically, the maintenance mechanic in this position provides support and assistance within defined parameters to members of the SCL Dining units who experience facility related problems (i.e.-lockout, elevator entrapment, etc.) while maintaining exceptional customer service and cooperating in a diverse student living/learning environment within Cornell.
The primary responsibilities include:
Act as a first-responder to asses and diagnose issues.
Respond and attend to all alarms, trouble calls and emergencies, as reported through various methods, occurring in Campus Life Facilities buildings.
Execute the repair or adjustment when appropriate by providing basic and general repairs and/or maintenance. In some circumstances, stabilize the condition if possible, and promptly report issues to SCL Management.
Monitor equipment, building conditions and utility systems to ensure building and occupant safety.
Perform preventive maintenance on building systems, equipment and components to ensure proper function and optimized performance and life cycle.
Serve as a team player who supports the team with mutual respect, honesty, and dependability.
Possess highly developed communication skills to perform under pressure while demonstrating respect and maintaining dignity.
High School diploma or equivalent
5 years relevant experience in professional building trades or maintenance environment (excludes personal home maintenance).
Requires thorough understanding of a broad range of building systems and equipment. Including ability to effectively use computerized work-management systems, including related PDA's and computer devices of varying types.
Must possess excellent troubleshooting skills, including ability to utilize common test equipment (multi-meters, tension meters, alignment tools, etc.).
Ability to work independently and make sound and immediate on-site decisions.
Must have strong communication skills, both verbal and written and be able to demonstrate ability to work successfully in a team-oriented environment to accomplish goals.
Must have strong customer service skills and understanding of departmental service mission to work effectively in a student-oriented, University service center environment
Must be able to perform under pressure while demonstrating respect and maintaining dignity.
Ability to work in confined and hazardous spaces (crawl spaces, mechanical rooms, shafts, sub-basements, attics, etc.) some of which must be accessed by ladder. Risk exposure to asbestos, heat, cold, accumulated dirt, vapors, etc.
Must be in good physical condition and possess the ability to ascend and descend heights and have agility and freedom of movement.
Must possess and maintain a valid NYS drivers license.
Ability to lift 75 pounds.
Knowledge of OSHA and typical institutional requirements for work site safety (lockout/tagout, hazardous materials and wastes, personal protective equipment, etc.).
Possess a degree of advanced skill and/or technical knowledge in an area of specialized value to department.
Relevant experience in professional building trades or maintenance environment in an educational setting.
This position will be primarily evenings, typical schedule may be 12:00pm-8:30pm.
When applying, please remember to attach your application materials (Resume/Cover Letter) in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please visit: https://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/how-we-hire
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