Maintenance Manager

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Maintenance Manager who has a thorough knowledge of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for preventive maintenance for 20+ buildings. This position will report to the Facilities Manager and assist with budgeting for the department. The Maintenance Manager supervises, schedules, and evaluates four Facilities Maintenance Technicians. If this sounds interesting to you AND you enjoy working with people, we want to hear from you today!

DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members from other marginalized groups.

Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent or proficient in any non-English languages used in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish, Swahili, and American Sign Language (ASL).

Essential Job Duties

  • Carries out goals and objectives for the maintenance, repair, housekeeping, grounds keeping, and vehicle maintenance functions of the Library which support the Library’s mission.
  • Hires, manages, evaluates and schedules direct reports. Determines daily work assignments of department employees. Serves as liaison between the Facilities Manager and department staff.
  • Plans, develops and prioritizes daily projects and weekly work plans determined by preventive maintenance and repair schedules, inspections, and work orders.
  • Oversees department staff in the planning, organizing and lay out of assigned tasks. Estimates labor, material and equipment needed for services, completes purchase requests and maintains adequate materials to complete projects. Ensures requested materials and services fall within budgeted funding.
  • Assists with daily department routines and projects, e.g. services electrical equipment/fixtures and plumbing. Maintains Library vehicles and signage. Constructs forms, frames, and walls. Repairs, moves, and reconfigures shelving, furniture, desks, tables and chairs. Installs, repairs and replaces data lines.
  • Supervises and schedules maintenance related contract services. Assists with developing specifications, seeking bids, and with the management of contract vendors for preventive maintenance services.
  • Inspects work completed by contractors for adherence to project specifications. Collaborates with Library personnel, construction workers and inspectors.
  • Submits, tracks and verifies receipt and completion of work orders for all needed maintenance supplies and repairs.
  • Works with Security Manager to maintain safe and secure environment for staff and patrons.

Job Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in architecture, mechanical or construction engineering or an equivalent combination of certifications and experience in relevant trades preferred. Minimum of five years facilities management experience and safety program administration. Building Operations Certification (BOC) or completion of such certification within 6 months of hire preferred.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
  • Thorough knowledge of facilities maintenance programs including planning and implementing preventative maintenance and energy saving programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of commercial building design and construction methods, techniques and industry standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to safely perform skilled electrical, plumbing and construction work in the maintenance, repair, alteration and construction of buildings, furnishings, finishes and equipment required.
  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools, electrical materials, plumbing equipment, painting/patching materials, and cleaning supplies.
  • Ability to use computer equipment and standard office equipment.
  • Ability to periodically climb, and drive. Ability to frequently carry, hold, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, turn, stand, and walk.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Dexterity of hands and fingers to tools, and ability to speak and hear required.
  • Periodic on-call hours required.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary is negotiable starting at $55,451 annually. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance along with paid time off and OPERS retirement.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kadel at This position is open until filled.

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