The facilities maintenance technician provides maintenance and mechanical support for the research and support staff at the Institute. Also performs preventative maintenance and repair on building and lab equipment.
Essential Job Functions
Assist research and support staff with equipment, facility breakdowns and research needs.
Respond to trouble calls, diagnose problems and make the necessary repairs.
Assist with monitoring the building mechanical systems and utilities for proper operations.
Assist in preforming regularly scheduled preventative maintenance on all building mechanical equipment and lab equipment. Maintains orderly inventory for replacement parts. Document preventative maintenance activities.
Order supplies, move furniture and equipment, prepare facilities for special events.
Assist Manager and Sr. Mechanic with on-call duties, as needed.
Assist with set up, preparation and tear down of events.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience and Knowledge
Minimum 2-5 years of experience performing maintenance on industrial or commercial building equipment. General knowledge of all building trades, safe practices in the use of tools, chemicals and equipment and ability to identify and correct hazardous conditions. Preferred experience in electrical, plumbing, controls, refrigeration, HVAC, carpentry, heating and equipment repair.
No supervisory responsibilities.
Must be able to read and understand building blueprints and schematics. Must be able to write basic reports on building equipment. Must be willing to learn software.
Basic data entry skills, must be willing to learn and use technology.
Travel generally not required.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The work is physical in nature. Regular physical exertion is required such as climbing, crouching, crawling, and/or lifting. Ability to lift up to 100 pounds. May be required to push/pull items in excess of 100 pounds. Regular exposure to or use of chemicals, heavy machinery, or other equipment/materials requiring use of personnel protective equipment and safety precautions.
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Working from a sincere interest in issues of social justice, William Boyce Thompson founded The Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) in 1924, believing that basic plant research could lead to real societal benefit. BTI’s 15 faculty-run laboratories and greenhouse facilities are staffed by more than 110 researchers from over 40 countries. The research out of these laboratories has the potential to improve important food crops, to demystify plant and human immune systems, and to reveal alternative, sustainable sources of energy. Along with its research, BTI prioritizes environmental stewardship, and outreach to teachers, students, and community members.BTI is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Cornell University and located on its Ithaca campus, near the College of Veterinary Medicine on Tower Road