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Working Superintendent

  • Requisition no: 508318
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Facilities Operations
  • Grade: Working Superintendent
  • Categories: Facilities/Maint/Trades/RealEs
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union --
  • Bargaining Unit: Local 32 BJ
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

Responsible for maintaining all operating equipment in the premises: boiler, elevators, sprinklers, alarms, etc.


  • Inspects facilities and equipment to determine the need and extent of service for all equipment, and maintenance of said equipment.
  • Repairs and maintains equipment, common areas, and apartments as needed, as well as roof, fire escapes and any additional items pertinent to the efficient management of said property.
  • Ensures building and maintenance supplies are adequately stocked, machinery, equipment and furniture are secured, and operational.
  • Responds to tenant inquiries and is responsible for maintaining documents related to administrative functions as well as tenants work order requests.
  • Completes all necessary paper work for all legalities, including documents for the fire dept. and any and all paper for proper licensing.
  • Maintains and cleans apartments in full.
  • Heavy lifting as well as the ability to move stoves and refrigerators.
  • Snow shoveling is required
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma and/or equivalent, plus ten years related experience, which should include five years as a Handyperson and/or porter.
  • Computer proficiency is necessary. 
  • Ability to attain Standpipe Certificate and; Sprinkler Certificate required
  • No. 6 Boiler License required; No. 6 Fuel Oil Certificate of Fitness required.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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