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Maintenance Worker


POSITION:                Maintenance Worker

LOCATION:              The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO

Classification:        Full Time

Salary Track:           Maintenance Worker                                  

FLSA Status:           Non-exempt

SALARY:                  $15.20 per hour plus benefits


This is a full-time position, approximately 40 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm.  As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County. Some travel throughout the Springfield-Greene County Library District from The Library Center in library vehicle will be required.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent with work related experience. All candidates for this position must be at least 18 years old.

Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity.  Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment

Applications may be found online at then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.


Essential Functions

Performs general maintenance tasks for all library buildings, such as drywall repair, carpentry, flooring repair, painting, basic plumbing and electrical and more

Detects, identifies and repairs building issues, including basic electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems

Safely operates library vehicles and other motorized equipment as needed

Conducts routine maintenance on equipment and building systems

Completes safety checks and insures that all safety equipment and systems are functioning properly including smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Keeps repair tools and supplies clean and organized

Performs basic groundskeeping including, but not limited to, some mowing and snow removal

Performs supplementary pest control

Performs inventory on repair supplies

Assembles and installs new furniture or equipment

Moves shelving, furniture, equipment and supplies

Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy

Timeliness:  The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.

Ability to work with others and the general public:  It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written, and effectively listen to and respond to inquiries

Problem-solving and critical thinking skills to regularly have to diagnose issues and develop effective solutions

Basic understanding of electric systems, painting, carpentry and plumbing

Some expertise in a variety of systems, equipment and tools to effectively complete complex projects

Ability to follow written and oral instructions and work responsibly without direct supervision

Basic computer skills

Basic knowledge of MSDS, safety practices and procedures


High School diploma or equivalent

Mechanical aptitude and some evidence of successful experience required

Some on-the-job training will be provided

Must be at least 18 years old (Minimum age for MO Class E Driver’s License)


Works closely with other maintenance personnel

Routine contact with library staff


Supervised by Director of Buildings and Grounds

Physical Demands

  • This job can be physically demanding, requiring workers to adjust heavy equipment, squeeze through tight spaces, climb tall ladders and carry heavy objects.

Performs bending, squatting, kneeling, crawling, climbing, twisting and reaching both to ground level and overhead, hold and grips objects, subject to working in awkward positions and periods of prolonged walking, sitting, or standing

Working Environment

Will perform work indoors and outdoors with exposure to a variety of extreme weather conditions

Susceptible to mechanical and electrical hazards associated with equipment and wiring

May be exposed to potential safety hazards such as noise, poor lighting and ventilation, fumes, odors, etc.

Must be able to perform work on ladders and in confined spaces

Miscellaneous Requirements

Must pass a security background check

Must pass a pre-employment drug test

Must pass current motor vehicle record review   

Valid Class E driver’s license and safe driving record

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually

Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something

Respect – To treat all people with dignity

Inclusion – To invite and welcome

Innovation – To start or provide something new

Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness

Excellence – To be the best in everything we do


Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : High School
Experience Level : Entry Level
Job Function : General
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