As a service and maintenance department at Cornell AgriTech (New York State Agricultural Experiment Station), the responsibility of the Buildings and Properties Unit is to provide responsive maintenance engineering and special services in support of our institution's vital research. Our 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.
Work independently and/or as a member of a team in an around the clock process tasked with operation of the physical plant at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. Operate and maintain the Central Heating Plant high-pressure steam boilers and related equipment that provide steam for heating, cooling and process needs year round at the Station. Maintain and repair equipment such as pumps, motors, regulators, water softeners, etc. in accordance with our preventative and corrective maintenance program, as directed by plant manager. Perform chemical testing on water treatment, compare results with desired ranges and make adjustments as necessary. Prepare chemical batches to assure continuous flow of treated water with proper chemical analysis and quality. Observe and check operating equipment at the Central Heating Plant and throughout campus; make routine adjustments and report unusual conditions to next shift and to appropriate trade shop via Maximo. Take and record various meter, temperature and pressure readings and keep careful notes on actions taken. Perform various maintenance and custodial duties at the Central Heating Plant. Monitor and respond to fire alarms, building alarms, research related alarms, and have responsibility for Station emergency assistance phone. Respond to calls for elevator malfunctions. Perform monthly and yearly inspections and testing for fire extinguishers and emergency lights Station-wide and report or repair non compliant devices. Patrol and secure buildings, farms, greenhouses and grounds; monitor controlled temperature rooms and mechanical systems during non-business hours. Discover and investigate abnormal operating conditions and take appropriate action to protect life, property and research. All Utility Operators are required to attend safety, technical, management and environmental training. This position may require shift work at the direction of the supervisor.
Plant operates 24/7.
Shifts require nights and weekends.
High School Diploma or equivalent, more than one year experience in boiler environment. Must be able to work in confined spaces. Must possess and maintain a valid driver license and undergo a successful driver background check. Will be subject to background check. Must be able to wear safety equipment such as a respirator. Must be able to inspect crawl spaces, attics, laboratories, ventilation equipment, mechanical rooms, mechanical shafts, sub basements and confined, isolated areas. 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. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Sound judgment, excellent reasoning and decision-making skills, meticulous record keeping and ability to work with diverse personalities. Must be able to work under pressure with a great deal of initiative. Work independently on regular tasks while supporting the efforts of the overall team, consulting with supervisor on questionable situations. Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to work well with others is required while creating a high-quality and respectful work environment. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy with a wide range of internal and external constituencies is a must. Must have demonstrated ability to handle sensitive/confidential material in a professional manner. Work with other staff as a member of a team to resolve issues and achieve common goals. Demonstrated ability to express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, and effective listening skills. Knowledge and experience in computer usage. Adapt to changing priorities, situations and demands.
Experience with high-pressure boilers and related equipment. Experience with mechanical systems. OSHA 10 hour trained for general industry. Third party certification in high pressure boilers.
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
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