What is Cornell University and what is Facilities and Campus Services, Division of Facilities Management?
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.
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 you will do:
The Construction Operations Manager is responsible for the management of campus infrastructure to include: utility excavation, inspection and repairs, sidewalks, road and walkway maintenance and repairs, landscape construction and inspection, collection of litter, street and parking lot sweeping, fleet management and contracted services. Manages snow removal of campus roads, parking lots, sidewalks and steps. Daily management of approximately 15 UAW full-time employees and up to 4 seasonal employees engaged in landscape construction, maintenance, shift work, fleet mechanics and fabrication.
Ours is a values–based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Facilities and Campus Services employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
What we need:
For this role we need someone who is a leader that thrives on engaging with campus partners and prioritizing work for their team. At Cornell, we don't want to be just average. We want to build efficiencies and ensure campus partners are satisfied with the work we do. So, you will be the type of person who can respond to issues and not only fix them, but envision ways to streamline processes and put them into action! Additionally you will have:
Associates Degree in construction technology or equivalent combination of education and experience in utility excavation, repair and maintenance.
At least 5 years experience in DOT or construction related field.
Minimum of 2-3 years of supervisory experience.
Working knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in landscape maintenance and construction fields.
Ability to read plans, specifications, manuals and blueprints fluently as well as calculate elevations.
Abilities and skills to provide accurate and thorough communications, both oral and written at all levels.
Demonstrated ability to create an effective and positive team environment.
Working knowledge of safety procedures, as it relates to departmental and campus functions. Ability to organize and schedule work.
Ability to function with considerable independence.
Ability to obtain and maintain OSHA 10 certification.
Working knowledge of Windows, IOS, and CAD software applications.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license; Class B, may be required to operate a motor vehicle (your own vehicle or Cornell-owned) to travel to/from job sites.
Ability to multi-task and work in demanding situations.
Please note that VISA sponsorship and relocation support is not available for this position.
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