Remote Maintenance Mechanic (Cornell AgriTech); Geneva, New York
September 15, 2018
New York State, New York
The College of Agriculture and Life Science is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we prove and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
As a service and maintenance department of Cornell AgriTech (New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York), the responsibility of the Buildings and Properties Unit (B & P) is to provide responsive maintenance, engineering and special services in support of our institution's vital research. The mission is to maintain and expand the campus and its facilities to the highest possible standards, while providing dependable and cost effective support services to those carrying out the research. B & P is a service organization dedicated to the success and satisfaction of Cornell AgriTech's faculty, academics, staff, students and campus visitors.
Under general supervision, working as a member of the Buildings and Properties Unit tasked with maintenance of the physical plant at Cornell AgriTech, support Lead Maintenance Mechanic in the performance of a variety of routine and non-routine maintenance tasks, modifications and projects for Cornell University's off campus research facilities located across the State of New York. Perform multi-discipline maintenance activities which will include carpentry, masonry, electric, plumbing, painting and other general building and facility related maintenance. Purchase materials and supplies as needed to accomplish duties. Interface with staff, faculty and vendors regarding areas of responsibility. Maintain work orders and work requests as well as preparing estimates. Participate in the evaluation of building systems, conduct and document facility condition assessments, advising Crew Leader of deficiencies. Assist in the development of maintenance plans for each facility to identify preventative, routine and planned maintenance activities.
Extensive travel required with this position.
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
General to Buildings and Properties
High School diploma
Must possess and maintain valid driver license and undergo successful driver background check and employment background check
Must be in good physical condition and able to perform heavy lifting, more than 50 lbs
Ability to work in adverse weather
Must have ability to use computer for communications, time entry, scheduling access, product research & online trainings
Capacity to handle confidential and sensitive information with utmost discretion and tact required
Ability to multitask
Demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, communicate, listen, respect others, set priorities and achieve them, and use time effectively
Must be highly motivated and exhibit innovation, good judgment and reliability in the work place
Work with other staff as a member of a team to resolve issues and achieve common goals
Provide and promote service to internal and external customers
Demonstrate ability to express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing; demonstrate effective listening skills
Show initiative, anticipate needs, and take action; adapt to changing priorities, situations and demands
Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy with a wide range of internal and external customers
Ability to work comfortably and safely on 10'-12' stepladders, 24' extension ladders, and various aeriel work platforms
Knowledge of or ability to learn and follow OSHA lockout/tag-out and other related safety procedures
24 hour availability required for emergencies on an as-needed basis
Remote Maintenance Mechanic Specific:
Formal training beyond a high school diploma of 1 to 2 years of college coursework in Building Trades –Construction, or trade associations training, with more than 2 years' experience in construction trades
Must have a strong working knowledge of carpentry, masonry, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and experience performing hands on work with these systems, with ability to use numerous tools and equipment for maintenance and repair
Ability to read and understand blueprints and schematics
Must undergo a successful driving background check and be able to pass a DOT physical
Maintenance Mechanic III Specific:
Must have a core competency in one of the construction or maintenance disciplines (plumbing, electric, carpentry, refrigeration, controls, painting, or masonry)
Ability to work independently to perform routine maintenance, repairs, and replacements
Operate and maintain trades equipment; strategically select most appropriate equipment to complete task; evaluate condition of equipment
Must be able to wear safety equipment such as a respirator
Maintain required knowledge of applicable safety and code compliance regulations and requirements
Respond to work orders and requests to perform maintenance activities
Identify necessary parts and supplies needed to complete a task and work with shop lead to develop plan or procurement
Provide relief for Utility Plant operators and assist other trade shops
Support other functional groups as required to fulfill mission of organization
Five years of related experience in technical trades or facilities. AAS degree in a technical discipline or tech school certification.
University Job Title:
Multi Trade Technician III
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