Licensed Maintainer - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Location US-NY-Manhattan
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Full-Time Regular
445 5th Avenue (at 39th Street)


The New York Public Library is hosting a recruiting event for people in facilities & maintenance.  


Facilities & Maintenance Job Fair

Monday, March 5, 2018

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Science Industry and Business Library

188 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10016



To RSVP for the event, please submit an application online prior to the event and come prepared with copies of your resume.  Apply at:



We look forward to seeing you there!



Principal Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Operations Manager, the Licensed 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.
  • Collaborates with the Chief Engineer to determine elaborate repairs to building infrastructure systems and makes recommendations 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.  

NYPL Core Values

  • Helpful
  • Resourceful
  • Curious

Minimum Qualifications

  • HS diploma, or its equivalent, and advanced courses in plumbing, mechanical, electrical, or refrigeration skills
  • Must possess a valid Refrigeration Machine Operators License (unlimited capacity) issued by the NYC Fire Department.
  • 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).
  • Substantial successfully demonstrated experience in building trades in a collectively bargained environment 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 

Work Environment

  • Public Service Library
  • Outside Environment

Physical Duties

  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Bending
  • Climb ladders

Starting Salary

USD $58,603.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)

USD $67,394.00/Yr.


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

Union / Non Union

Local 374


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