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.
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.
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.supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
What You Will Do:
Perform installation of and the maintenance on all building and/or utilities distribution piping systems associated with the plumber and pipefitter trade. Individual must have a strong knowledge of the plumbing, pipefitting, and pipe welding industry, and an ability to read and understand shop & field drawings/documents.
This job provides the opportunity to join a multi-Trade team of 40-60 other Tradespersons. Together you are responsible for supporting and enabling a learning and living environment for the students and staff on Cornell's Ithaca Campus. Daily tasks include using skills and knowledge as a residential or commercial plumber; you don't have to be an expert in both, just have strong knowledge and be willing to learn. Every day will be different and fast paced as you complete tasks in our Academic, Research, Athletic, or Residential Facilities.
This is a union position within the Building Trades Council (BTC). The starting pay rate is $36.51/hour.
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, access to many wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options and generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, health and personal leave; 12 paid holidays (including end of year winter break), and great retirement options. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Ours is a value-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Facilities and Campus Services employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
Duties and Responsibilities
Install, repair, and maintain plumbing and other systems (i.e. air, vacuum, gas, chilled water, pipe covering) as directed.
Be accountable to work in a manner consistent with departmental and university defined roles, responsibilities, and jurisdictional guidelines.
Acquire and maintain licenses, applicable certifications, and/or special knowledge to perform work and maintain specialized equipment as required.
Maintain good working relationship with building coordinators, department's customers, and the Cornell community.
Utilize electronic work management systems to receive work assignments and prioritization along with the documentation and recording of all efforts. Maintain appropriate records and logs.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent with at least 5 years of experience in the plumbing or related field.
Must belong to the local Plumbers Union or be able to join within 30 days after starting employment at Cornell.
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.
Good customer relations, interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills.
Required to inspect and work in crawl spaces, attics, laboratories, ventilation equipment, mechanical rooms, mechanical shafts, sub basements and confined, isolated areas. Access to these may be by ladder or scaffold tower on platforms up to 100' high. Risk exposure to asbestos, toxic vapors, heat, cold, height and accumulated dirt.
Use of employer provided safety equipment, including a respirator, is required.
Must be available to work overtime as duties require, including weekends. Possibility of shift work.
Delivers 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.
Apprentice certification desirable.
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Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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