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The New York Public Library Motor Vehicle Operator in Long Island City, New York

The BookOps Logistics Distribution Department is primarily responsible for picking up and delivering patron requested materials to 150 branches across 4 boroughs. This volume is in the range of 8 million circulating items per year, each of which are moved efficiently, supporting 48 - hour turnaround time for patrons. This service level is a foundation of NYPL’s strategic goal of “More People Reading More”. It is made possible through the full staffing and leveraging of this unit. The unit also supports the physical logistics of countless projects aligned with Learning, Creating, and Reading such as Summer Reading, Library Card Campaign, and MyLibraryNYC.

Reporting to the Manager of Sorting and Distribution, the Motor Vehicle Operator is responsible for:

  • Picking up and delivering all library materials including print and non-print materials, mail, films, office equipment and other library supplies

  • Loading and unloading materials, including heavy objects, at all sites

  • Delivering parcels on foot when motor vehicles are not available or inoperative

  • Maintaining the interior and exterior of the vehicle, keeping it clean and in safe operating condition

  • Performing minor and basic maintenance, including checking all fluid levels, tires, lights, and adding fluids as needed

  • Performing related duties as required

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency

  • Valid Class “B” Commercial Drivers License preferred

  • Valid Driver's License and good driving record

  • Demonstrates the ability to operate library trucks and other fleet vehicles

  • Demonstrates the ability to perform basic maintenance and repairs of motor vehicles

  • Ability to follow and understand oral and written instructions

  • Good interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are required

  • Experience with lifting and properly handling heavy materials

  • Demonstrated flexibility, reliability, punctuality and attention to detail

  • Medical certificate allowing for interstate deliveries preferred

  • Library experience

  • Geographic knowledge of New York City

  • Experience working with electronic/manual pallet and floor jacks, hand trucks, and other materials moving devices and carts

  • Experience operating medium duty trucks in a city environment

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues

  • Be Resourceful in solving problems

  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

  • Driving Library Vehicles

  • Warehouse Setting

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. required

  • Requires travel within NYC

  • Operates heavy machinery

USD $39,962.00/Yr.

  • 40 hours per week, 8-hour shift

  • Overtime as required

  • Schedule subject to change

Local 374

ID: 2021-11461

Department: SSSDE Shared Services Sorting and Delivery

External Company Name: New York Public Library

External Company URL:

Street: Library Services Center (LSC)

Hours (Text Only): - 40 hours per week, 8-hour shift - Overtime as required - Schedule subject to change