Cornell University S06 Construction Equipment Operator in Ithaca, New York
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What Will You Do
The Grounds Department at Cornell University is looking for a motivated and hard-working individual to join their team!
Operates a wide variety of construction equipment and motorized wheeled vehicles including commercial trucks and tractors over 25,000 lbs. to support Utilities, general excavation, and construction maintenance support. Performs manual labor for general maintenance and landscape/construction tasks, including shoveling, paving, catch basin repair/ cleaning, tamping, snow removal, and other duties that apply. Promptly reports unsafe conditions or damage to campus landscape/hardscape, equipment, or facilities.
Subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to handle emergencies, especially snow events. Subject to shift changes and extended working hours (including nights, early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays) to meet seasonal work demands. Subject to working in weather related extremes of heat and cold for extended periods. May come into contact with sewage and dead animals. Regular exposure to 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.
This is a union position within the United Auto Worker's bargaining unit (UAW). The rate of pay is $20.44/hr.
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; 13 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, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Ours is a values-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of three years' experience in the construction field, and related equipment operation, to include a minimum of one year experience operating motorized construction and snow plow equipment.
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.
CDLB license required or must obtain within 6 months of hire.
Must maintain a current DOT physical, pass a pre-employment drug test, and be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
Associates Degree in Construction Technology desirable.
Formal training in construction technologies, building trades or equipment operation, helpful.
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University Job Title:Equip Oper S06
Job Family:United Auto Workers
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Grace Dembia
Number of Openings:2
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