Library Maintainer


  • Responsible for the building maintenance of assigned community libraries and performing the following work but not limited to: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, drywall, framing, tape and spackling, lathing, flooring, painting, locks and hardware, roofing, furniture repair, plastering and masonry.
  • Provides technical support and guidance to custodial staff when responding to branch emergencies.  Provide agency inspections.
  • Generates reports to the Manager of Facilities Maintenance and appropriate departments/agencies regarding findings and recommend work orders where needed.
  • Analyzes work orders to develop priority for action and method of handling. 
  • Consults with vendors, contractors, and other outside agencies upon the initiation, review, and completion of contracted work assignments.
  • Escorts vendors, contractors, and other outside agencies to assigned work areas and ensure that all security measures are in compliance with library standards.
  • Responsible for work order tickets in order of priority to ensure appropriate level of attention within established time frame.  Actions all work orders promptly and respond to all tickets within the time frame established to meet service targets.
  • Proactively communicates to manager any open work orders and the potential of a breach in service target or the need to contract vendors. 
  • Provides clear, concise, and detailed reports using Remedy when escalating the work order to next level management or to the administrator (support representative).
  • Reports all safety and security concerns to the Community Library Management and custodial staff.
  • Maintains an inventory of materials needed to perform various work in vehicles.
  • Conducts inspection and maintenance of equipment. 
  • Performs minor repairs and maintains custodial equipment such as snow/leaf blowers, vacuums, lawn mowers, floor machinery, and other equipment. Performs pre-season maintenance checks for assigned buildings.
  • Reports repairs that cannot be performed to the Manager of Facilities Maintenance.
  • Adheres to all Motor Vehicle Driver’s Safety Manual. 
  • Conducts pre and post vehicle checks. 
  • Promptly reports all equipment and vehicle maintenance needs to the Supervising Library Maintainer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

*Scheduled hours are generally 9:30am – 5:30pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Occasional evening and weekends**


  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency required. 
  • Two years of full-time paid experience in mechanical maintenance work similar to the duties listed above is required. 
  • Must be able to lift and carry materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. 
  • Must be available for emergency calls 24 hours, 7 days per week and possess a clean, valid driver’s license.
  • Possession of a valid Certificate of Qualification for Refrigerating Machine Operator (Unlimited Capacity) and HVAC Certificate preferred. 


Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

To Apply: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Library Maintainer - QLWEB” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.  

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.