Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' AgriTech in Geneva, NY is one of the premier research and extension institutes in the world. This position is within the Buildings and Properties (B&P) unit at AgriTech. 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.
Under the general direction of the Director of Facilities, provide technical oversight of the day to day operations of AgriTech's physical plant and general oversight of the remote facilities maintenance Travel Team.
Working with the trades group leads, plan department staffing levels, prioritize work, and implement maintenance for the campus infrastructure. Provide leadership and supervision of staff within the skilled multi-trade shops (carpenter, lock, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, controls. Monitor a maintenance budget of approximately $150,000 - $300,000; oversee the procurement of supplies for inventory and scheduled jobs.
Provide leadership and expertise for preventive maintenance that includes work to develop, implement, and manage a campus-wide preventive maintenance program. Provide guidance and expertise for B&P's efforts to fully utilize the Maximo CMM system.
Ensure and execute safety and environmental compliance in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and University policies. Take a proactive role in maintaining building code compliance.
Work with the Campus Engineer to evaluate the physical condition of building systems and equipment, inventory building system needs, provide cost estimates, and prioritize needs. Assist with long-range planning.
Support technical operation and ensure reliability of the 24 hour/7 day per week Central Heating Plant operations
Must be available for 24 hour on-call status for campus emergencies.
Bachelor's degree; at least 7 years of experience in managing maintenance/construction work crews; or equivalent combination of education and experience in work site safety programs, hazardous materials protocols, building systems and codes, maintenance and construction work processes and information flow protocols.
Individual must have an overall understanding of general construction techniques, building system maintenance, business acumen which includes familiarity with budgets, financial reporting, and forecasting. Understanding of OSHA policies and ability to read and interpret blueprints and construction documents. Working knowledge of technical trades, fleet services and utility plant operations. Proven evidence of successful experience in a leadership and supervisory role, with strong commitment to teamwork. Candidates required to have minimum of 5 years of direct leadership/supervisory experience. Will be required to take Cornell University Supervisory Training within first six months of employment. Demonstrated ability to cope with stress while solving multiple problems and tasks. Sound judgment, excellent reasoning and decision-making skills, meticulous record keeping and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with direct reports, peers, clients and service providers inside and outside the organization. Ability to handle sensitive/confidential material in a professional manner. Experience with computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, environmental controls, email and web browsers. Must be extremely organized and have the ability to manage multiple tasks with priorities that are often in conflict. Demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, communicate, listen, respect others, set priorities and achieve them, and use time efficiently and effectively. Must be highly motivated and exhibit innovation, creativity, good judgment and reliability in the work place. Proven ability to promote teamwork with staff to resolve issues and achieve common goals. Proven success in providing and promoting service to internal and external customers. Demonstrated ability to express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing. Demonstrated effective listening skills. Must show initiative, anticipate needs and take appropriate action. Ability to adapt to changing priorities, situations and demands. Ability to meet the demands of a 24/7 operation and work non-standard hours, weekends, and holidays as needed. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must possess and maintain valid New York State driver license and successfully undergo driver and full background check.
Experience working in a facilities operation in an academic environment where the mission is research, teaching, and public outreach. Experience working with diverse groups of faculty, staff, students, and visitors from around the world. Working knowledge or the ability to develop proficiency in Maximo very helpful.
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
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