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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.
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Provides maintenance planning support for all corrective and preventive maintenance on the University's steam, chilled water, power generation and potable water production facilities. Equipment stewardship includes pumps, valves, compressors, electric motors, steam turbines, package boilers, batteries, and fans. Gives direction to Mechanics, Instrumentations and Controls (I&C) Technicians and relief operators in the Assistant Plant Manager's absence. Works closely with and coordinates activities with the Operations Manager and Assistant Plant Manager to complete corrective and preventive maintenance in a timely manner. Establishes and maintains an on-going preventive and predictive maintenance program utilizing Maximo maintenance management software. Uses business intelligence tool OBIEE to provide enterprise reports and dashboards to aid management in business decisions. Schedules and coordinates outside inspections, vendors, and service contractor visits. Tracks expiration dates and renewal for operating permits, compliance inspections, and service agreements. Manage small maintenance projects within the plants and coordinate University's trades work when working within the utility production facilities. Reviews and assigns work orders. Sources and procures consumables, tools and repair parts, and manages the Central Energy Plant's inventory of the same. This includes contacting suppliers, getting quotes, receiving parts, tracking all invoices, and recording data in Maximo for future reference. Create and coordinate service requests to Cornell shops from inception to completion. Create and maintain Lock-Tag-Verify (LTV) information in Maximo. Assists with long range planning and budget preparation.
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.
Associates degree in a mechanical engineering field or comparable technical field or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
More than five years' experience is required in the maintenance of industrial equipment.
Specifically having extensive knowledge in steam production, electric generation, water and/or chilled water production facilities and related equipment, such as multi-fueled boilers, chillers, motors, compressors, air pollution controls, utility/process controls, and rotating equipment would be highly favored.
Experience specifically dealing with mechanical maintenance and the use of tools (i.e. measurement instruments; all types of wrenches; and pneumatic and electric power tools).
Fluency with computers is needed to implement and maintain the Maximo software system.
Must have the ability to diagnose mechanical problems.
Demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, communicate honestly, listen, respect others, learn from mistakes, set high goals and achieve them, overcome obstacles, uses time effectively, set priorities, and participate effectively on teams.
Is highly motivated and exhibits innovation, good judgement and reliability in the work place.
At least 3 years' experience in managing or directing others
Demonstrated experience managing staff in a union environment.
Experience using and/or managing Maximo software
Experience working with and maintaining relationships with a large number of vendors
Knowledge of building codes and permits as it pertains to maintaining utility systems
In-depth experience with Microsoft Applications (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Direct experience with using Maximo maintenance planning software
Knowledge and hands on experience with various pump designs and repair
Experience with mechanical principles and its supporting tooling (i.e. Alignment, Vibration, Thermal Imagery, High Accuracy Measurement Devices)
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; 12 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.
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