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HandyPerson A

  • Requisition no: 517741
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Columbia Residential
  • Grade: Class A-Handyperson
  • 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: $29.0758 per hour

Position Summary

SCHEDULE: Friday - Tuesday, 2pm - 11pm

Reporting to the Building Superintendent, and under general direction, the Handyperson A is responsible for minor building and grounds repairs and preventive maintenance of CU apartment buildings.


  • Performs minor carpentry, plumbing and plastering work.
  • Insure proper operation of absorption air conditioning system, steam boilers, fan coil units, cooling towers and package air conditioning units.
  • Inspects building and its equipment and performs preventive maintenance to insure that all are in proper working condition.
  • Performs tasks, such as snow removal and apartment preparation on an as needed basis.
  • Supervises building employees and arranges work schedules as needed.
  • Some heavy lifting may be required. In the absence of the building superintendent, supervises building employees and arranges work schedules.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.             

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma and/or the equivalent required.
  • Seven years related experience required.
  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience.
  • Computer proficiency is necessary.   
  • Well versed in the proper operation and maintenance of absorption air conditioning chiller units and their auxiliaries.
  • Working knowledge of oil fired low pressure boilers and their auxiliaries and be able to ensure that they are in good working order at all times.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and take direction.                        

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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