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Vacancy IDS2456Job TitleREPAIR TECHNICIAN/FACILITIES ATTENDANTDepartmentFacilities Setup & EventsSchool/Parent OrganizationFacilities Services Parent OrgDivisionFinance and Administration DivisionEmployment CategoryFulltime-RegularAnticipated start date09/30/2019If temporary, expected end dateHours per week40Weeks Per Year52.20Normal Start Time06:00 AMNormal End Time02:30 PMPosition/Job Summary

Primarily responsible for the repair and preventative maintenance of cleaning equipment used at the College to include vacuum cleaners, floor scrubbers, shampoo machines and other cleaning equipment. Receive and process equipment requests, deliver and pick up equipment. This position is considered to be essential during emergency situations and the incumbent is subject to being requested to report to work.

Position/Job Responsibilities

1.Repair and perform preventative maintenance on cleaning equipment to include cleaners, floor scrubbers, shampoo machines, high speed buffers, extractors and other machines and equipment. Inspect equipment and ensure equipment is safe for operation and in good working condition; replace worn and malfunctioning parts, belts, tighten screws and change attachments. Make recommendations for outside service or replacement of equipment and machines. Report discrepancies to the supervisor. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry standards, practices and technology.
2.Maintain accurate records concerning the maintenance and repair of cleaning equipment and machines. Assist in the issuance, control and usage of facilities attendant equipment in assigned areas. Promote the use of the electronic repair request system.
3.Maintain a database identifying equipment used in Facilities services; assign an Ithaca College identification number to each piece of equipment.
4.Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment malfunctions; order parts and equipment from outside vendors and ensure cost conscience repairs are completed. Make recommendations for outside service or replacement of equipment; maintain accurate records of repairs and costs.
5.Read and interpret parts diagrams, wiring diagrams and blue prints for equipment repair.
6.Test electronic components to include batteries, battery chargers, switches, circuit boards, motors, power cords, and LED’s; solder electrical connectors; strip and splice wire; measure and cut hoses and cords; inspect, and or replace belts, filters, gaskets, squeegee blades, motor brushes, motors, pumps, bases, wheels, power cords, attachments, compression fittings, hoses, lead acid and gel type batteries.
7.Recommend to supervisor types of equipment and manufacturers and products to purchase based on ease of use, cost of repair/replacement and parts, and performance. Consult staff within Facilities Services regarding equipment that would improve job performance.
8.Provide general and specialized training on proper equipment usage.
9.Operate stripping, finishing, high speed buffers, extractors, scotch guarding and vacuum machines.
10.Move cabinets, boxes, crates, furniture and equipment to clean areas; pick up and deliver linens, cleaning supplies and machines; sort, count and issue linen.
11.Prepare set-ups for special events; dismantle and sort tables, chairs and other related equipment.
12.Participate on an as needed basis in projects involving the moving of furniture, fixtures, and other items and assemble miscellaneous equipment and assist in the delivery and setup of special event equipment such as table, chairs, tents, and stages.
13.Provide assistance with and perform day-to-day recycling tasks in support of the College Recycling program.
14.Sweep walks, clean windows, and shovel snow, spread ice control chemicals, pick up litter in buildings, and change light bulbs.
15.Attend all applicable training seminars provided and/or recommended by the college.
16.Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
17.Participate in shift and departmental meetings, develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with members of the campus community, and maintain a safe, well-designed shop area.

Position/Job Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and demonstrated experience and ability to repair and maintain various equipment used in the cleaning and maintenance of facilities; ability to follow written and verbal instructions and work with minimal supervision; ability to maintain a database and accurate records; good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; familiarity with various cleaning agents and related equipment, the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and climb an 8-ft. ladder; valid NYS Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one, a clean driving record, and the ability to obtain clearance or authorization to operate a College owned vehicle are required.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Work authorization (select one):Visa sponsorship is not provided for this positionDepartment descriptionCollege Description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

Market Hiring Range$15.00 to $18.00FLSA StatusNon-ExemptIs this position eligible for benefits?YesQuick Link Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 7/24/2019
    Application Due: 9/22/2019
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