Kitchen / Food Service Maintenance Technician

Cornell College

Cornell College invites applications for a full-time kitchen/food service maintenance technician.  The technician performs all food service equipment and general facility maintenance under minimum supervision, including routine preventative and repair procedures. The technician performs a variety of tasks ranging from routine and unskilled to highly skilled.  A successful candidate will have the ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions, and actively work to resolve issues.  The position also requires the ability to take advantage of available resources (personnel, processes, departments, and tools) to complete work efficiently.  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Apply basic knowledge of testing, repair, and replacement of general fixtures including electrical, refrigeration, heating, plumbing, and specialized equipment, as well as doors, locks, and windows.

  • Assist with renovation/remodeling of buildings.

  • Performs preventive maintenance procedures and inspections with food service and building equipment.

  • Monitor and troubleshoot HVAC efficiencies through BAS and DDC controls.
  • Maintains records of scheduled and reactive maintenance procedures and work orders through CMMS software. 

  • Maintain assets through life cycle costs and capital replacement tools.

  • Manages parts ordering, parts inventory, and maintenance budget.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Bon Appetit and Facilities Management.
  • Identifies and corrects potential safety hazards and maintains an organized workspace.
  • Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required by serving in departmental on-call rotation.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and five years’ experience in food service equipment maintenance, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.  Excellent skill in the use of hand and power tools, testing and calibration, and EPA refrigeration certification required.  Must possess a valid Iowa driver’s license and be insurable to drive.

Preferred Skills

The ability to adapt easily, share knowledge, tackle challenges with enthusiasm, be dependable, provide positive and responsive customer service, and be a team player.  Previous experience with CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management System) and BAS (Building Automation Systems) is a plus.  

Work Location & Conditions

Employees may be frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. Employees may be occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud. The position works in person.  All requirements are subject to change over time, with possible modifications made to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.  

To apply, submit a resume and list of at least three professional references through Cornell College's online application system.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Job Benefits:

Cornell College offers a fantastic benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, HSA & FSA accounts, a TIAA 403(b) retirement account, and tuition remission and exchange for employees and dependents. We also offer life insurance, disability insurance, travel insurance, and accident insurance. And, all full-time staff begin with a 4-week vacation accrual along with 14.5 paid holidays per year. 

Job ID: 90666

Posted 29 days ago

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