Motor & Drive Technician/Journeyperson Electrician
June 15, 2018
Ithaca, New York
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.
Perform full range of journey person level electrical work including installation, maintenance, modification and repair of electrical apparatuses and building systems associated with the electrical trade. Read and interpret shop/field drawings and other project documents. Maintain necessary hand tools and equipment.
-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.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. At least 5 years of experience in the electric or related field. Apprentice certification desirable. Must belong to the local Electrician Union, or join within 30 days of employment. Individual must have a strong knowledge of electrical trade and an ability to read shop and field drawings.
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. Good customer relations, interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills. Required to inspect and work in crawl spaces, attics, laboratories, ventilation equipment, mechanical rooms, mechanical shafts, sub basements and confined, isolated areas. Access to these may be by ladder or scaffold tower on platforms up to 100' high. Risk exposure to asbestos, toxic vapors, heat, cold, height and accumulated dirt. Use of employer provided safety equipment, including a respirator, is required.
Must be available to work overtime as duties require, including weekends. Possibility of shift work. Delivers heavy material to job sites. Must have ability to ascend and descend heights, have agility and freedom of movement, ability to climb stairs, ladders and scaffold, and ability to move easily in confined spaces.
In depth knowledge of electric motors and drives such as VFD's, starters, bearings, air handlers, and fans.
Specific skill and knowledge in troubleshooting, repair, rebuild, and installation of various types/brands of motors and drives.
Knowledge of the NFPA and NEC requirements and installation practices.
-Typically lifts more than 50 lbs
-Close concentration/ manual dexterity
-Chemicals/ safety precautions
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