Equipment Material Handler–Cornell University

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Cornell University is a NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Ivy League. The university fields teams in 37 intercollegiate sports and provides a comprehensive physical education program. The university is committed to the following: excellence in academics and athletics; gender equity and diversity in its programs; a well-balanced and broad-based intercollegiate athletics program. Athletics and Physical Education offers a diverse program of physical and outdoor education, recreational services, intramural sports and intercollegiate athletic competition, plus Wellness programs for faculty and staff and fitness centers for the entire Cornell community.

The Sports Equipment unit supports the day-to-day operations of 37 varsity sports, physical education, wellness, and faculty/staff recreation. The unit is responsible for the purchase, maintenance, and repair of equipment, the issuing of team gear and recreational equipment, and the laundering of uniforms and workout apparel. The Sports Equipment unit works to support the Department’s philosophy of a sound mind and sound body.

The Equipment Material Handler for Teagle Hall coordinates equipment needs for assigned athletic teams. Responsibilities will include issuing laundry loops, uniforms, protective equipment, and sports equipment, repairing and reconditioning equipment, fitting protective equipment, and assisting in laundry operations for the Athletics and Physical Education department. This individual will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Teagle equipment cage for the issuing of all equipment for Physical Education classes, Wellness classes, and Intramural sports.

In addition, this position runs the morning laundry operations for Schoellkopf Hall and Lynah Rink, as well as daily issue room operations for Teagle Hall. Duties will include monitoring the issue room window to supply customers with appropriate items, preparing and issuing equipment and uniforms for intercollegiate teams, assisting with laundry operations, sewing team uniforms (minor repairs, names, numbers, flags, etc.), unlocking buildings, and assisting with the administrative duties performed in each assigned area. The Equipment Material Handler also will assist the Lead Equipment Manager with the supervision of student workers during their shift.

Please note: The normal schedule for this position is Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Days and hours of operation are subject to change during the summer and inter-session periods. Occasional travel will be required for attendance in training sessions (on and off campus). This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

This is position is part of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. The current rate of pay is listed in the collective bargaining agreement here: and starts at $21.52/hour.

Success Factors:

  • Effective interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing with a variety of customers.
  • Ability to serve as a good steward of the university.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently.

While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and at least 1 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CPR and First Aid certification, or the ability to become certified within 30-60 days of start date.
  • Certification for Blood Borne Pathogen Training or the ability to become certified within 30-60 days of start date.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Prior knowledge and experience with team issue procedures and NCAA rules.
  • Experience doing laundry and prior knowledge related to laundering procedures (detergents to use, washing temperatures, choice of machines, and identification of articles being laundered).
  • Ability to lift, move, and carry (pushing and pulling) 25-50 pounds.
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds. 
  • Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior knowledge of a large variety of athletic equipment.
  • Certification in Athletic Equipment Management.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in Athletics, especially collegiate Athletics.

Familiarize yourself with Cornell’s COVID-19 workplace guidance as well as the university’s COVID-19 services and information.

University Job Title:Material Handler S05

Job Family:United Auto Workers


Pay Rate Type:Hourly

Pay Range:Refer to Union Pay Rates Link Below

Remote Option Availability:Fully Onsite


Contact Name:Brianna Muscente

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