• Library Maintainer

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    MAINTMA Facilities Maintenance-Manhattan
  • Overview

    The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. NYPL’s neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—many of which date to Andrew Carnegie’s visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century—are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service, and vital community hubs that provide far more than just free books and materials.  


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

    Principal Responsibilities

    Under general supervision of the Borough Operations Manager, the library maintainer:

    • Performs repairs, installations and preventative maintenance of mechanical, electrical, HVAC and plumbing equipment and general carpentry in the branch libraries of the NY Public Library
    • Assesses jobs and determines staffing and materials needs (makes recommendations as appropriate)
    • Picks up supplies and materials as appropriate
    • Tracks time spent on jobs using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
    • Will travel to other Library locations throughout Manhattan, maybe Staten Island and the Bronx as needed
    • Performs related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or its’ equivalent and successfully demonstrated experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and carpentry (including locksmith, door hardware, cabinetry, etc
    • Successfully demonstrated experience and education with HVAC systems
    • Demonstrated ability to assess job needs, assemble work materials and determine an appropriate course of action. 
    • Ability to read blueprints and/or circuit diagrams.
    • Ability to use testing equipment: multimeters, 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. 
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Basic knowledge and experience using computers, including Gmail, Microsoft Word and Excel.  
    • Must pass physical examination. 
    • Valid driver's license and good driving record.
    • Supervisory or training experience preferred.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience and education with electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems

    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

    • Moderate physical effort is required, including bending, pushing, pulling and lifting

    Starting Salary

    USD $44,119.00/Yr.


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

    Union / Non Union

    Local 374


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