Maintenance Worker – Building Maintenance Technician

Applications are being accepted for the position of Maintenance Worker – Building Maintenance Technician.   Some of this position’s responsibilities include working with building systems, including but not limited to cooling towers, centrifugal chillers, roof top units, automated controls, VFD’s, refrigeration, boilers, gas piping, kitchen equipment, elevators and fire prevention systems. 

Cornell College: Cornell College is a nationally ranked, highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 1,200 students distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum. One Course At A Time offers unparalleled academic rigor and focus, flexibility for experiential study, and highly personalized mentoring—attracting a diverse student body that is intellectually curious, academically motivated, adventurous, and passionate. Cornell is one of 40 colleges featured in “Colleges That Change Lives,” was identified by the New York Times as one of 20 "stealth powerhouse" colleges, and is one of only 270 colleges in the United States to host an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell was the first campus named entirely to the National Historic Register. It is located in the picturesque town of Mount Vernon, Iowa– a town distinguished by its vibrant local art scene and recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns.”

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and eight plus years of service/installation/designing experience with all types of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems in a commercial and higher educational environment.  The ideal candidate will have innovative diagnostic and repair skills with an advanced understanding of building schematics.  Candidate must have the ability to obtain a comprehensive understanding of several building automation systems, through training provided by the college.

Preferred Skills: Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and hands on approach.  The candidate will interact with students, faculty, and administration of a daily basis where problem solving and attention to campus needs are critical to our success.  Self-motivated, strong work ethic with the ability to plan and to complete task on time without immediate supervision.  On-call rotation with other staff throughout the year will be required.  A valid driver’s license and satisfactory completion of a background check is required.  Must have the ability to lift and/or move greater than fifty pounds.  Technical training in HVAC design and DDC certification preferred.  Superior computer and strong math with a high proficiency in interpreting blueprints is preferred.  Ability to maintain building environment by installing, repairing, and servicing all HVAC, building automation systems, including DDC and fire protection systems.  Provide, maintain and develop preventive maintenance schedules for all HVAC and associated components.  Personal attributes include; energetic, optimistic, competent, with the ability to cultivate and maintain informal relationships across the College that are mutually beneficial.  Project a passion and commitment for the work, culture, and mission of Cornell College.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references to:

Email (preferred):

Mail:  Cornell College

          Attn: Human Resources

          600 First Street SW

          Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act.  Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.