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 Management department is looking for a motivated and hard working individual to join their team as a Maintenance Mechanic. This person will be required to respond to all facilities related trouble calls, including emergency calls. They will act independently to assess situations, troubleshoot problems, and take appropriate actions while possessing the authority to call trades people in on overtime for assistance or repair. If necessary, this individual will alert building occupants and others to potentially dangerous conditions. They will be responsible to provide support and assistance to members of the Cornell community who are experiencing facility related problem situations (e.g. locked out of room or stuck in an elevator). As a Shift Mechanic, this person will handle documenting and recording all maintenance activities and related billable hours for equipment maintenance records as required.
This individual hired to this role will also be required to troubleshoot and maintain building heating systems (i.e. boilers, burners, electric, and university steam), cooling systems (i.e. package units, chillers, and university chilled water), and other mechanical and HVACR equipment found in commercial, industrial, residential, and research facilities.
The Shift Mechanic role performs routine and preventive maintenance on facilities equipment
High School diploma or equivalent. Minimum of five years' experience in building trades or other relevant mechanical experience. The position requires a thorough understanding of facilities systems and equipment. 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. Must have excellent communication skills, verbal and written, as well as excellent customer service skills. Experience working in a team environment to accomplish goals required. Ability to learn and maintain a working knowledge of the entire campus and building systems. Ability to read and interpret blue prints, drawings, tech manuals and detailed work instructions. Ability to use common test equipment such as multi-meters, tension meters, alignment tools etc. Excellent troubleshooting skills. Demonstrated knowledge of HVAC, utilities, controls, and other support systems in a high technology environment. Demonstrated ability to use computers. Must be able to lift and/or move 100lbs. Ability to work in confined spaces.
Demonstrated ability to work independently. Delivers heavy material to workers. The ability to ascend and descend heights and have agility and freedom of movement. Climbs stairs and ladders. Able to move easily in confined spaces. Must be able to wear a respirator.
Ability to work a rotating 12 hour shift as needed. Subject to shift changes and extended working hours (including nights, early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays) to meet seasonal work demand. Subject to working in weather related extremes of heat and cold for extended periods. Must be free of debilitating allergies, such as to dust or bees, or have the ability to manage such allergies.
Experience with the MAXIMO Computerized Maintenance Management System.
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