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Motor Vehicle Operator

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Motor Vehicle Operator (MVO) is responsible for pick-ups and delivering scheduled and unscheduled stops as assigned. Will act as a Chauffer, driving Queens Library’s official fleet automobiles. Load and unload materials and equipment. Sorts books in Shipping Room and on the route as required. Must be able to operate a floor jack/lift for incoming and outgoing service.  Load and unload from a tractor-trailer and any vehicle as directed. Responsible for receiving materials as required. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of motor vehicle(s). Perform maintenance and minor repairs of vehicles, including, but not limited to checking tires and wheels for condition and pressure, Oil, gasoline, brake fluid, windshield fluid, wiper condition and fuses. Responsible for maintaining proper safety tools in vehicle (hazard triangles, flares, flashlights) and work tools such as hand trucks and straps, supplies, materials and equipment. Maintain a clean vehicle both inside and out as necessary; keeping vehicles free of all debris and litter.  Reports all accidents, incidents and mechanical defects immediately, both verbally and written (DMV and other operator maintenance reports). Reports to the Lead MVO or designated person in the absence any traffic violations, both moving and parking, summons either issue to the driver or library vehicle. The MVO provides back-up service to the book mobile and shipping room staff as needed.  Prepare trip reports and operator maintenance reports and truck logs daily.  Responsible for having the Library-issued AT&T Blackberry device at all times and immediately communicate any change or problem with the scheduled route/ assignment to the Lead MVO or Shipping Supervisor. Responsible for working with Lead MVO to move fleet vehicles as required for storage, maintenance and repair. Adhere to dress code of wearing Library-issued uniform for each work day. Performs other duties as assigned.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule based on operational needs. Schedule may include evenings and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma required. Three years of driving required with CDL license and air brake designation required.  Must be able to make minor vehicle repairs and handle light maintenance.  Must be able to prepare required reports.  Good written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and customer service skills required. All candidates must be in their current position for at least one year to be considered.

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:

Queens Borough Public Library, a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York, is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. The Queens Library includes 63 public libraries with 1,700 employees.

TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@queenslibrary.org and reference Motor Vehicle Operator –EXT QLWP  in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 


The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer