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Multi-Trade Technician II-Plumber (Cornell AgriTech); Geneva, New York

Cornell University

July 17, 2018
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Trade Technician II, New York

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Position Summary:
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 the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell 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 the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station's faculty, academics, staff, students and campus visitors.

Under general supervision, support the Buildings and Properties mission in a multi-trade environment by working cooperatively with unit and research staff and faculty. Perform a full range of journey-level plumbing, welding, heating and sheet metal work including:
   » Install, diagnose, repair and maintain steam, condensate, hydronic heating, domestic water, sanitary, storm, distilled water, deionized water, compressed air, vacuum, and natural gas systems and connected equipment for the Geneva Experiment Station
   » Read and interpret shop and field drawings, piping schematics, riser diagrams and other project documents
   » Perform metal fabrication for repair work and research projects, including limited design work to deal with specific problems
   » Assist other trades staff within the unit such as carpenters and electricians with a variety of tasks as needed
   » Assist in maintenance of heating systems, water systems, piping materials, and methods, welding and metal fabrications; some electrical work may be involved
   » Provide relief to Utility Plant Operators periodically as required; this relief may include working a non-standard work schedule such as evenings or nights.
   » Lgain and follow safety and work environment regulations, policies and procedures (ARC flash avoidance and protection, lead, asbestos, fall protection, confined space, crystalline silica etc.); attend required trainings; participate in Cornell's respirator use program
   » Assist with custodial, warehouse, utility plant, grounds, and other trade shops as required
   » Acquire and maintain licenses and/or special expertise to maintain specialized equipment as required
   » Retrieve work order data from, and enter material, labor, and work log data into Maximo everyday accurately and
   » Maintain hand tools and diagnostic equipment needed to execute job tasks
   » Respond to call backs outside standard shift hours to execute emergency work in cases where campus operations are subject to disruption

Required Appropriate qualifications:

General to Buildings and Properties
   » High School diploma
   » Must possess and maintain valid driver license and undergo prosperous driver background check and employment background check
   » Must have capability 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
   » capability to multitask
   » Demonstrated capability 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 relicapability 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 capability to express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing; demonstrate effective listening expertise
   » Show initiative, anticipate needs, and take action; adapt to changing priorities, situations and demands
   » capability to communicate with tact and diplomacy with a wide variety of internal and external customers

Trade Specific (Plumbing)
   » More than 3 years commercial pipe fitting and welding work practice
   » Strong expertise of plumbing trade and capability to read shop and field drawings
   » Must be able to inspect crawl spaces, attics, laboratories, ventilation equipment, mechanical rooms, mechanical shafts, sub basements and confined, isolated areas

Maintenance Mechanic II Specific
   » Must have a core competency in one of the construction or maintenance disciplines (plumbing, electric, carpentry, refrigeration, controls, painting, or masonry)
   » capability to work independently to execute 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 expertise of applicable safety and code compliance regulations and requirements
   » Respond to work orders and requests to execute 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

Preferred Appropriate qualifications:
   » Plumbing Trade School or Union certification
   » practice as a plumber in a maintenance facility
   » Training and/or practice with the carpentry, mechanical and electrical trades

No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.

University listing title:Multi Trade Technician II
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Employer :Contract College
Contact Name:Jessica Townley
Number of Openings:1

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