• Assistant Library Maintainer- Painters

    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 an Assistant Library Maintainer to provide a full range of minor repairs and maintenance services in Manhattan.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Under the direction of a Library Maintainer, the Assistant Maintainer:

    • Assigned painting projects, repairs and elementary preventative maintenance work on mechanical equipment, air conditioning and plumbing 
    • Performs minor repairs to the lighting equipment, including the relamping and ballast replacement of all electrical fixtures
    • May be assigned to work in any trade as required
    • May be assigned to work in Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx and Long Island City location.
    • Performs related duties as required

    NYPL Core Values

    • Helpful
    • Resourceful
    • Curious

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Graduation from a vocational or trade school, with a certificate in one of the building trades
    • Knowledge and experience in maintenance and repairs of mechanical and electrical systems
    • Successfully demonstrated experience in all phases of building maintenance, including painting, plumbing and/or carpentry.
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to set up work from scaffolds and ladders
    • Basic knowledge of computers
    • Valid driver’s license and clear driving record.
    • Must pass physical examination

    Work Environment

    • Public Service Library
    • Outside Environment

    Physical Duties

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

    Starting Salary

    USD $35,244.00/Yr.


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

    Union / Non Union

    Local 374


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