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Cornell University SO6 Landscape Equipment Operator in Ithaca, New York

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
As part of the university's , all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine and booster or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn. New hires are also required to have and provide proof of their vaccine booster within 30 days of the start of their employment or within 30 days of eligibility for the vaccine booster.

For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination/Booster Compliance Program .The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Facilities and Campus Services is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.

With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.

All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.

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.
What Will You Do?

As a S06 Landscape Equipment Operator, you will operate a wide variety of landscape, maintenance and/or construction equipment and motorized wheeled vehicles including commercial trucks and tractors under 25,000 lbs. to support campus grounds activities. You'll also perform manual labor for general landscape maintenance and/or landscape construction tasks, including turf maintenance, plant maintenance, litter control, snow removal, and other duties. Other duties will include promptly reporting unsafe conditions or damage to campus landscape, equipment, or facilities.

This position is subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to handle emergencies, especially snow related emergencies. It is also subject to shift changes and extended working hours (including nights, early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays) to meet seasonal work demands. It is possible to have to work in weather related extremes of high and low temperatures or snow and rain for extended periods and you may come into contact with sewage and dead animals, bees/stings, pollen and other environmental allergens.

What we need:

High School diploma or equivalent.

Minimum of three years experience with landscape maintenance, landscape construction, and related equipment operation, to include a minimum of one year experience operating motorized landscape and snow removal equipment.

Valid motor vehicle operator license required.

CDL B license required or must obtain within 6 months of hire.

Must pass a pre-employment drug test and be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

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 to learn and takes initiative to be proactive.

Must have experience in leading teams.

Demonstrated experience utilizing independent judgment and problem solving to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.

What we'd prefer:

Experience in landscape maintenance and snow removal in a commercial or high volume residential landscape setting preferred.

Possession of a CDL B license prior to employment is a plus.

Formal training in ornamental horticulture, agronomy, arboriculture, phytopathology, ornamental plant pests, and/or equipment operation, helpful.

This is a union position within the United Auto Workers bargaining unit (UAW). The hire rate of pay is $20.44/hr.

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.

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.

Please note the VISA sponsorship and relocation support is not available for this position.

Working Environment
-Typically lifts more than 50 lbs
-Acute concentration/ eye-hand coordination
-Chemicals/safety precautions
University Job Title:Equip Oper S06
Job Family:United Auto Workers
Level:S06
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Company:
Contact Name:Danielle Hartman
Number of Openings:4

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Prior relevant work or industry experience.

Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

Unique applicable skills.

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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