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Technician II Arnot Forest Maple Technician

Employer
Cornell University
Location
Ithaca, New York, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by December 8, 2021, or before their start date if after December 8. Arnot Forest Maple Technician Tech II - Band B Full-time Cornell University Van Etten, NY The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment provides management for the CALS property of the Arnot Forest. The Arnot Forest is a managed forest with facilities used in teaching, research, and extension. The Arnot Forest provides forest management and maple syrup production in support research, extension and outreach and instruction. This will be a full-time (1.0 FTE) position that is responsible for serving as an onsite assistant to research activities related to the maple production programs at Cornell's Arnot Forest located in Van Etten, NY. This involves maintaining an extensive vacuum tubing collection system, tapping trees, operating sap collection equipment, operating oil-fired evaporator, storing syrup, moving syrup barrels, assessing syrup quality, bottling syrup, and participating in safe and sanitary practices and work areas. The position includes assisting with the marketing of maple syrup and delivery to fill syrup orders. The position will meet with visitors to the Arnot Forest, conduct tours and educational programs as needed and provide logistical support to summer interns and outside researchers. The position will assist with the design and installation of research systems, as well as routine data collection and entry. The position will assist with the operation, cleanliness, maintenance, and repairs of Arnot Forest facilities and equipment. The position is responsible for assisting with compliance with Cornell, state and federal requirements related to all Arnot operations including facilities, vehicles, and food safety. The position will include working in collaboration with seasonal staff for preparation, collection, processing and storage of maple sap and syrup to ensure efficiency and safety of operations in a high-risk environment. This position receives limited supervision from campus and the incumbent needs to be self-directed, responsible, and capable of good judgment in a variety of routine and non-routine situations. Substantial manual labor is involved requiring physical fitness and awareness of safety issues involved in operation and maintenance activities. Extension and rigorous field work in all seasons is required. Represent the University to the public and community leaders as liaison to partners throughout NY and the region. Involved in informal and formal educational interactions. Timeliness and reliability of actions are essential. One-year appointment with possible extension depending on performance and funding. Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position. Required Qualifications: * Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1 year to 2 years, Associate's degree, 2 years of college coursework or equivalent; more than 6 months and less than 1 year experience * Experience with or knowledge of operating and maintaining an oil fired maple sap evaporator, commercial scale reverse osmosis equipment, syrup filter press, and vacuum pumps. * Experience with or knowledge of maple sap main line and lateral line installation and repair. * Experience with or knowledge of in tractor operation and maintenance. * Must have and maintain a valid NYS driver's license. * Substantial manual labor is involved requiring physical fitness. * Must be able to lift heavy objects, and move more than 50 pounds; must be able to work from heights of over ten feet. * Must have awareness of operational and safety issues involved in forestry, equipment operations, and facility maintenance activities. * Must be able to work independently. * Must be personable, flexible and, possess excellent organizational and oral and written English communication skills. * Must take pride in daily work and be comfortable with multitasking. * Must have the ability to develop an effective working relationship with a wide variety of faculty, staff, and students as well as outside clientele. * Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University. * Establish goals and objectives and determine methods to accomplish these goals using effective time management. * Demonstrate skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and proper judgment in accomplishing tasks whether acting independently or participating effectively on a team. * Must have excellent customer service skills. * Work well with a diverse group in a professional and respectful work environment. * Ability and desire to learn and adapt to new technology. * Must be capable of performing the physically demanding functions associated with this. Preferred Qualifications: * Prior experience with collecting maple sap and producing of maple products, and experience with facility maintenance. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Knowledge with Public Purpose. Important Application Information: When applying through our system, please remember to attach your application materials (Resume/Cover Letter/CV) in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the Experience section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the 'Drop Files Here' box to manually drag document(s) into your application. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please click here as an external candidate or click here if you are an internal candidate. Please note: Cornell Employees must apply through the Internal Cornell Career site. University Job Title: Technician II Job Family: Technical Level: B Pay Rate Type: Hourly Company: Contract College Contact Name: Alisa Gardner Number of Openings: 1 Job Titles and Pay Ranges: To learn more about Cornell's non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator. The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria: * Prior relevant work or industry experience. * Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position. * Unique applicable skills. Current Employees: If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell. Online Submission Guidelines: Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu. For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 2021-11-03-07:00

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