SCHEDULE: Tuesday - Saturday, 7am - 4pm; 24/7 on call
Reporting to the Resident Manager, the Assistant Superintendent performs essential services in a residential building and is responsible for a wide range of duties.
Responsibilities include minor building and grounds repairs and preventive maintenance, including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and mechanical equipment repairs; daily inspection and maintenance of the building's mechanical plant including the boiler room, HVAC plant, roofs and roof fans, cooling tower and water tower as well as common areas for cleanliness; snow removal, general cleaning, moving appliances and equipment; and the maintenance of supplies and equipment.
The Assistant Superintendent will interact with residents and act as a liaison between the management and residents, responding and addressing issues as they arise.
He / She will supervise contractors and vendors working in the building to ensure work is being done properly and safely and monitor the vacant apartment preparation process to ensure apartments are being prepared properly and in a timely fashion.
The Assistant Superintendent will also assist the Resident Manager with the supervision of staff, monitoring work performance and ensuring compliance with building rules, policies and schedules.
In the absence of the Resident Manager, the Assistant Superintendent will be required to assume any and all of the Resident Manager's responsibilities which may include processing of payroll and invoice approvals.
This position is required to be available to respond to building emergencies and be on call in the absence of the Resident Manager.
Heavy lifting may be required.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
High School Diploma and/or the equivalent plus a minimum of 5-7 years of related experience in building maintenance, preferably in residential property. Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.
The ability to communicate effectively and follow direction.
Well versed in the proper operation and maintenance of absorption air conditioning, chiller units and their auxiliaries.
The candidate should also have a working knowledge of oil fired low pressure boilers and their auxiliaries; fire safety systems; and be able to ensure that they are in good working order at all times.
Good interpersonal skills and supervisory experience required.
Computer proficiency and e-mail skills are a necessity.
Experience with maintenance management and payroll systems required.
Ability to obtain Standpipe Certificate and Sprinkler Certificate required.
No. 6 Boiler License and No. 6 Fuel Oil Certificate of Fitness preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 501785
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