University of Georgia Libraries

POSITION: Maintenance Worker (Maintenance Worker)

DEPARTMENT: Hargrett Library, Special Collections Facilities



The Maintenance Worker is responsible to the Vault Manager for the Special Collections Facilities for performing a variety of manual work in any of the seven University of Georgia Librariesí facilities: Main Library, Special Collections Libraries, Science Library, Thomas Textiles Warehouse, Music Library, Curriculum Materials Library, and Repository. This is manual work of more than ordinary difficulty and is often involving the performance of semi-skilled duties.

Work requires the performance of a wide variety of miscellaneous mechanical and building maintenance tasks for various departments in the Libraries in addition to the Special Collections Libraries. Work includes driving the Librariesí small to mid-sized delivery vehicles and operating a pallet jack and a hand truck. Some tasks performed in a low temperature and low humidity environment, working with materials that may include dust, book mold, and other related contaminants. Work is performed under general supervision following established practices and procedures. Certification in the proper operation of an order picker is required within the first 4 weeks of employment.


30% Performs minor repairs and maintenance of the interiors of the Libraries facilities as directed.

30% Assists in the sorting and unloading of collections into the high-density storage vault located in the Special Collections Libraries Building. Loads and unloads materials by operating pallet jack and a hand truck to load and unload vehicles. Assembles pre-fabricated cardboard trays. Sizes and places items into trays. Loads items/trays onto booktrucks for transfer to the high-density storage vault. Operates an order picker and/or other related equipment within the high-density storage vault to shelve/retrieve materials.

15% Operates multiple small to mid-sized delivery vehicles to pickup and deliver Librariesí materials and to haul furniture, artwork, trash, and equipment. Checks condition of truck and reports needed adjustments and repairs.

15% Transports Libraries' mail and equipment to and from the U.S. Postal Service and campus mail facilities, as needed. Loads and unloads trucks of shipments of library materials, supplies, and equipment, as needed.

5% Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes in the department and organization by assuming other similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.

3% Constructs new shelving, relocates old shelving, and assists in shifting library materials, as needed.

1% Maintains a clean driving record and drives Librariesí vehicles

1% Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via GRAPEVINE (the Librariesí listserv) and other communication tools, and appropriate library-wide or departmental meetings and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.

* = essential functions of the position


Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification required:

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies required to successfully perform work:

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Demands:

Work Hours: APPLCATION PROCEDURE: Only applications submitted through the University of Georgia's Human Resources Employment website will be considered. Please visit the University of Georgia's Human Resources Employment website at and follow the instructions to submit an online application. Position posting number = 20131642. The University of Georgia values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority candidates. The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.