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.
Facilities Management Operations is searching for a motivated and hardworking individual to join their team as a Generator Mechanic! This person will be responsible to repair, maintain, inspect, test and provide mechanical services as appropriate for all University temporary and permanent Emergency Power Supply Systems [Generators]. These systems include diesel fire pumps, fuel storage tanks, fuel transfer pumps, fuel dispensing equipment, and all associated mechanical equipment. It will be their duty to fill various fuel tanks as needed, maintain records of operational data, and prepare test/inspection reports. It will also be necessary that they report any major required repairs or problems to supervisor, zone supervision, and or Customer Service. This role will call and schedule repair/service work with outside service companies as needed and will provide assistance to contractors and project managers with testing and commissioning of new EPSS. The individual in this role should plan to assist with the development of PM plans, schedules, and condition monitoring points for all EPSS.
Responding to emergency calls, day or night, or providing support to on-site personnel, for all emergency generators and diesel fire pumps on campus is a required task within this role.
In addition to the specialty requirements above, the following requirements of a maintenance mechanic may also apply as needed:
Perform preventative maintenance on all building mechanical equipment.
Monitor all building systems to ensure proper functioning of all equipment, to include but not limited to, air handling equipment, air compressors, pumping systems, building and laboratory exhaust fans etc.
Perform necessary equipment service, repairs and/or direct any additional repairs to the appropriate zone personnel for service.
Ours is a values–based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
What we need:
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. 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. Additionally this person must have a demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, good communication skills, customer relations, the ability to listen well, respect others, learn from mistakes, use time effectively, set priorities, and participate effectively on teams. This person should be highly motivated and exhibit good judgement and reliability in the work place.
A working knowledge of diesel, natural gas, propane, and gasoline engines and fuel systems is important. This individual must possess the ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair engines and mechanical equipment. They must also have knowledge in basic controls, electrical, plumbing, sealing, and lubrication as it applies to engines and mechanical equipment as well as a demonstrated proficiency and knowledge of tools and skills necessary to perform this work. Tools used include precision measuring instruments; all types of hand tools; multi-meters, pneumatic and electric power tools.
A working knowledge of blueprints and schematic drawings as well as knowledge of test equipment is also required. This person will need to have the ability to acquire and maintain licenses as needed.
You must have demonstrated ability to use or ability to learn to use computers/tablets for email correspondence, calendar scheduling, and daily work/labor recording. You must be able to lift and/or move 75 pounds. It is required to work in confined spaces for extended periods of time. There is the risk exposure to asbestos, toxic vapors, heat, cold, height and accumulated dirt. Use of employer provided safety equipment, including a respirator, is required. In this position, you must be available to work overtime as duties require, including weekends and possible shift work. Plan to deliver heavy material to job sites. Must have ability to ascend and descend heights, have agility and freedom of movement ability to climb stairs, ladders and scaffold, and ability to move easily in confined spaces. Must have demonstrated ability to work independently.
What we'd prefer:
A graduate of an accredited school with a certification in one of the following:
An associates degree in automotive/diesel technology field. Specialized training and/or knowledge in emergency generator engine and power plant repair and maintenance; knowledge of industrial and/or commercial mechanical equipment. Previous experience in engine repair and maintenance.
**There is no VISA sponsorship or relocation assistance available for this position**
Typically lifts more than 50 lbs
Close concentration/manual dexterity
University Job Title:
Mech Maint S11
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