Maintenance - Buildings and Grounds

Posted On: October 04, 2015

Hours: Full Time


The Cooper Union seeks a Maintenance worker to join the Buildings & Grounds Department.  The Maintenance team performs a wide variety of custodial and maintenance duties, under general supervision, in order to provide a clean, orderly and safe environment. This is a Staff Union position.

The duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Cleaning and disinfecting of all building areas including bathrooms, hallways, classrooms, stairs, offices, studios and shop areas.  Stripping and waxing floors.
  • Trash and snow removal
  • Overall maintenance of buildings
  • Removal of any graffiti inside or outside all buildings immediately
  • Event setup and removal of furniture
  • Painting(walls, ceilings, floors), patching and sanding
  • Light repair work when needed
  • Assist the Mechanic when necessary
  • Ability to meet attendance and punctuality standards
  • Ability to work overtime as needed is required for this position
  • The jod requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights
  • Other duties as assigned

Please - NO drop-off submissions.

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit resume to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to:


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.