Library Maintainer

Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Full-Time Regular
SIBL, Science, Industry & Business L

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.

Key Competencies

  • Accountability and Professionalism
  • Customer Service
  • Callaboration and Teamwork
  • Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills

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

Work Environment

  • Public Service Library
  • Outside Environment

Physical Duties

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

Starting Salary

USD $43,254.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)

USD $49,742.00/Yr.


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

Union / Non Union

Local 374


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