Library Maintainer

Location US-NY-Bronx
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
MAINTBX Facilities Maintenance-Bronx


The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is part of The New York Public Library, which consists of four major research libraries and 88 branch libraries located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Often referred to as the "main branch," the Beaux-Arts landmark building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street houses outstanding research collections in the humanities and social sciences as well as a circulating children’s collection.


NYPL is seeking a Library Maintainer to maintain an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable for our Library users and employees.

Principal Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Operations Manager, the Library Maintainer:

  • Performs repairs, installations and preventive maintenance of building plant operations consisting of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment and general carpentry between multiple sites and properties of NYPL
  • Assesses jobs and determines staffing and materials needs (makes recommendations as appropriate)
  • Picks up supplies and materials as appropriate
  • Assists in the training of Library Maintainers working on building infrastructure systems
  • Tracks time spent on jobs using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Performs related duties as required

Required Education & Experience

High School Diploma or GED and advanced courses in plumbing, mechanical, electrical, or refrigeration skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successfully demonstrated ability to qualify to obtain valid certificates of fitness for the following: Standpipe and Sprinkler systems; High Rise Fire Safety Director Class E, and Freon Handler (CFC)
  • Successfully demonstrated experience in building trades in and in the operation and maintenance of large scale heating, air conditioning (Large Central Units and Package Units), elevator, electrical, and plumbing systems
  • Successfully demonstrated experience reading blue prints, circuit diagrams, water flow, and HVAC diagrams
  • Must possess an excellent knowledge of BMS (building monitoring system)
  • Ability to use testing equipment: multi-meters, flow-meters, gauges, and basic hand tools to help diagnose equipment problems
  • Ability to do heavy lifting and set up and work from ladders, scaffolds and electric lifts, maintaining logs, writing reports, and preparing work schedules
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must pass physical examination
  • Basic knowledge and experience using computers, including email, Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisory or training experience 
  • Experience and education with electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems
  • Certificate of Fitness S-78 preferred

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems 
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Work Environment

  • Public Service Library
  • Outside Environment

Physical Duties

  • Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods
  • Requires bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work on ladders or manlift when required

Starting Salary

USD $46,465.00/Yr.


40 hours per week
Evenings and weekends as required
Schedule subject to change

Union / Non Union

Local 374


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