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Maintenance Technician

We’re seeking to hire a Maintenance Technician, Full-time! (VAC# 2300-10)

The Richland Library seeks a Maintenance Technician. This individual is energetic and outgoing, with a positive attitude. The individual we seek is a dependable individual who strives to give excellent customer service, and possesses great communications and organizational skills. This individual will be responsible for a wide range of Operations Department duties including minor maintenance work, processing of materials, setting up conference rooms for various meetings/programs.

If you feel like you are the right person for this position, we encourage you to apply!

All Richland Library employees are committed to:

  • Effectively demonstrating characteristics of being energetic, outgoing, and strongly customer-service oriented, including the application of Richland Library’s customer engagement standards.
  • Greeting customers & successfully ascertaining individualized needs and/or requirements for each customer.
  • Engaging, encouraging, and assisting diverse customers in all areas of the Library in a welcoming, professional, and respectful manner.
  • Here are some of the things you would be doing if serving in this position:

  • Assembling and installing library equipment.
  • Performing minor electrical repairs on light fixtures.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of library vehicles.
  • Under direction, troubleshooting and repairing a wide variety of mechanical and electrical equipment and systems.
  • Delivering books, supplies, furniture, appliances, money, and other materials to designated locations.
  • Receiving, processing, and delivering mail and parcels.
  • Verifying receipt of materials against packing lists and purchase orders.
  • Maintaining library grounds.
  • Arranging rooms for meetings.
  • Performing various other duties as required or assigned.
  • Interested in what you’ve seen so far? Here are the minimum requirements needed to be considered for this position:

  • High school education or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Copy of driving record must be provided upon hire.
  • Physical strength to lift and handle heavy boxes, equipment, etc.; ability to move around easily and continuously.
  • Some experience in maintenance work highly desirable; aptitude for maintenance work required.
  • Ability to perform the job.
  • Basic information about the job: Location, salary, hours

  • Where: Operations Department; 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Salary: $1,101.75 biweekly salary, plus benefits
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.
  • (Job Classification Level 106) (FLSA Status: Non-Exempt)

    ** Richland Library may change location and schedule of any library job.

    Note: When describing your experience on the application, please be clear and specific. All applications will be reviewed. However, only applications that clearly demonstrate that the individual meets the minimum requirements will be considered.

    This job involves being “on the move” in our libraries: It will include standing, walking, crouching, stooping, squatting, twisting, climbing, pushing/pulling up to 30-35 pounds; rolling and maneuvering a hand truck with up to 150 pounds weight in boxes, stacked by the employee.

    Why the Richland Library?

  • Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary, award-winning organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a great variety of literary and cultural programs and 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customized, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.
  • Our exceptional, diverse staff are passionate about serving our community. Become a part of our team and help change the way our customers work, play, create, and communicate.
  • We are guided by our shared Vision: “to enhance the quality of life for our entire community”; and by strategic objectives including advancing our community, having an engaged staff who make a significant positive difference, and enhancing the experience and outcomes of customers who interact with Richland Library.
  • APPLY IMMEDIATELY. No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications are being accepted now. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library’s website.

    Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. All applicants must submit an online employment application using our online system. In addition to the online application, you may also attach your resume and/or cover letter within the online system; but the resume and/or cover letter will not be acceptable as an alternative to completing the online application fully.

    Click here to begin the application process

    The Richland Library is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. For more information about our Library system, explore the Richland Library website at