Licensed Maintainer - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

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

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.  

Key Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving

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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