The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Infrastructure Properties and Planning 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.
- Performs manual labor and independently operates light equipment for general landscape maintenance and/or landscape construction tasks, including turf maintenance, plant maintenance, litter control, snow removal, and other duties.
- Promptly reports unsafe conditions or damage to campus landscape, equipment, or facilities.
- Safely operates hand and self-propelled equipment and tools including string trimmers, walk behind mowers, chainsaws, blowers, hedge trimmers, snow blowers, rakes, shovels and tractors/utility vehicles to achieve required landscape standards.
- Subject to call-in twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to handle emergencies, especially snow emergencies.
- Subject to shift changes and extended working hours (including nights, early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays) to meet seasonal work demand.
- Subject to working in weather related extremes of high and low temperatures, snow and rain for extended periods. May come into contact with sewage and dead animals. May be exposed to bees/stings and other environmental allergens.
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.
- Two years of demonstrated work experience with landscape maintenance, landscape construction, or related field in a fast paced commercial landscaping environment.
- Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the landscaping 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.
- OSHA 10 hour training or ability to complete within 6 months of hire.
- Formal training in ornamental horticulture, agronomy, arboriculture, phytopathology, ornamental plant pests, and/or equipment operation helpful.
-Typically lifts more than 50 lbs
-Acute concentration/ eye-hand coordination
-Limited exposure to hazards
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