• Licensed Maintainer

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    445 5th Avenue (at 39th Street)
  • 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 Licensed Maintainer to support 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 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.


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

    Union / Non Union

    Local 374


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