• Motor Vehicle Operator

    Location US-NY-Long Island City
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    Book Ops
  • Overview

    BookOps is a fully consolidated, shared library technical services organization that serves the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and the New York Public Library (NYPL). BookOps is jointly governed and funded by NYPL and BPL and carries the responsibility of meeting the strategic collection management and distribution needs of each organization.


    BookOps drivers deliver and pick up approximately 60,000 items daily, as well as interoffice mail and packages, in the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn.  Drivers’ routes/stops are structured to create a balanced work load which ensures twenty-four hour materials distribution capability. This position is scheduled to work Monday – Sunday, midnight to 8:30am.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Assistant Supervisor for Distribution Services, the Motor Vehicle Operator:

    • Operates assigned Library vehicle to pick up and deliver all library materials, including:
      • Print and non-printed materials
      • Library mail and films
      • Office equipment
      • Discarded materials
      • Donations to the Library
      • Library supplies
    • Responsible for loading and unloading materials, including heavy objects at all sites
    • Secures library location upon completion of delivery
    • Will be required to make foot deliveries of parcels when motor vehicles are not available or inoperative
    • Keeps the interior and exterior of the vehicle clean and in safe operating condition 
    • Performs minor and basic maintenance, including checking all fluid levels, tires, lights, and adding fluids as needed
    • When assigned and on duty, must carry Library-issued two way phone to communicate with supervisor
    • Delivers domestic, interoffice, and international mail and makes deliveries to post offices and satellite library locations as necessary
    • Performs related duties as required

    NYPL Core Values

    • Communication Skills

    • Teamwork
    • Judgment

    • Attention to Detail

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or high school equivalency certification required
    • Valid Class B CDL license and good driving record
    • Successfully demonstrates the ability to operate library trucks and other fleet vehicles
    • Experience performing basic maintenance and repairs of motor vehicles
    • Good communication skills, including the ability to follow and understand oral and written instructions
    • Successfully demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • Experience working with electronic/manual pallet and floor jacks, hand trucks, and other materials-moving devices or carts
    • Demonstrated reliability and punctuality
    • Good geographic knowledge of the greater New York area
    • Knowledge of library locations preferred
    • Ability to lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds
    • Must pass physical exam
    • Driving test may be required


    Work Environment

    • Warehouse environment
    • Travel in the 5 boroughs of NYC

    Physical Duties

    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    • Must pass a physical

    Starting Salary

    USD $37,320.00/Yr.


    40 Hours per week to be scheduled
    Monday – Sunday 12:00am to 8:30am
    Overtime as required
    Schedule subject to change

    Union / Non Union

    Local 374


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