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 AgriTech, 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, use skills in carpentry, masonry, and painting to maintain, add to, or improve the Cornell AgriTech buildings, properties, and related facilities.
Work as member of a multi disciplinary shop performing a variety of routine maintenance tasks, minor modifications and projects. Support unit's mission by assisting with custodial, warehouse, utility plant, grounds, and other trade shops as required. Support research programs with custom fabrications, renovations and relocations. Learn and follow safety and work environment regulations, policies and procedures (lead, asbestos, fall protection, confined space, etc.). Participate in Cornell's Respirator Use Program. Set up and tear down for special events as requested. Fill out required paperwork and computer entries related to job function.
High School diploma
Must possess and maintain valid driver license and undergo successful driver background check and employment background check
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 aerial 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
Valid driver's license
Six months to one year experience in painting and carpentry.
Multi-Trade Technician II 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
Carpentry trade school degree or Union certification. Two years experience in carpentry painting in a maintenance facility. Utility plant operator experience. Trained in use of forklift and man lift. Available to be trained for asbestos handler certification.
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
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Multi Trade Technician II
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