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Cornell University S04 Grounds Construction Worker in Ithaca, New York

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.
We are looking for a motivated and hard working individual to join our Grounds Department! This person will perform manual labor and independently operate light equipment for general construction, utility maintenance, utility excavations and/or landscape construction tasks including catch basin cleaning, tamping, snow removal, water/ sewage issues, and other duties with a high regard for safety. Someone who fills this position must be observant to and ready to promptly report unsafe conditions or damage to campus landscape, equipment, or facilities. They'll also need to safely operate hand and self-propelled equipment and tools including water pumps, pickup trucks, trenchers, shovels, tampers, jackhammer, and crack sealing equipment to achieve required construction standards.
This position is subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to handle emergencies, especially snow emergencies. It is also subject to shift changes, extended working hours (including nights, early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays) to meet seasonal work demand, and to working in weather related extremes of heat and cold for extended periods. It is possible that you may come into contact with sewage, dead animals, bees, and pollen.
This position is covered by the UAW Collective Bargaining Agreement. At the end of the probationary period employees will be required to pay union dues per article 1 of the agreement.
Ours is a values based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization s values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. IPP employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
High School diploma or equivalent. 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. Working knowledge of road/infrastructure maintenance and repair, utility excavations, or related field or education in related field. Experience and ability to work in a fast paced municipal type environment. Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the utility excavation trade. Excellent interpersonal (oral and written) skills in order to interact with a diverse range of people. Proven ability to work effectively as a member of a team. A strong customer service orientation while providing a helpful and friendly approach to serving the campus community. Is motivated and takes initiative to be proactive. Demonstrated experience utilizing independent judgment and problem solving to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
Formal training in construction technologies or equipment operation helpful. OSHA training.
**There is no VISA sponsorship available for this position.
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