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Maintenance Technician, full-time
Early Learning Event Assistants - Must be bilingual in Spanish or Burmese/Mon/Karen
Last updated: 3/5/2015

Part-time, temporary at the Shawnee Branch

RESPONSIBILITES: This position will support Shawnee Branch staff’s implementation of an Institute for Museum and Library Services grant focused on building community support for and awareness of the role adults play in helping children enter school ready to learn. Accompany staff in working with English-, Spanish-, and Burmese-speaking adults and children in venues throughout the south side of Fort Wayne modeling and demonstrating positive, intentional interactions with young children. Prepare, clean and sort materials for distribution at events. Setup and teardown displays, including canopy.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MUST BE BILINGUAL, English/Spanish, or English/Burmese/Mon/Karen. Comfortable interacting with people of all backgrounds, abilities and ages. Willingness to talk, sing, read, write, and play with children and adults with enthusiasm and humor. Strong ability to interact in a friendly, supportive manner with the public and fellow staff members. Cooperative spirit, reliability, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, and good judgment are essential. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Ability and willingness to work a variable schedule, including some afternoons, evenings and Saturdays.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES: High school diploma and experience working with adults and children preferred.

COMPENSATION: This position pays $12.00 per hour, for a total of 100 hours (each position) from March-September.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE EARLY LEARNING EVENT ASSISTANT!  The deadline for applying for this position has been extended to 5:00 P.M. March 20, 2015.


Full-time, 40 hours per week at the Main Library

RESPONSIBILITIES: Work to insure the safety and comfort of library buildings and building systems. Maintain electrical, mechanical, fire detection and fire suppression, HVAC, and plumbing systems. Monitor BAS computer, evaluate alarms, and make necessary adjustments. Work with contractors on repair of mechanical systems, boilers, chiller plants, cooling tower, ice plant, generators, chemical feed water treatment and integrated controls. Troubleshoot variable air volume systems. Maintain PM/work order application, code compliance and logs for OSHA, NFPA, ADA, and ASHRAE. Other tasks as assigned. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma and certificate program or equivalent training and experience. Minimum of two years field experience in specialized trade. Strong computer and analytical skills. Ability to work under pressure in emergencies for 15 locations. Valid driver’s license, good driving record and reliable transportation.
Good interpersonal skills for working with staff, contractors, utility and other service representatives. Physical stamina necessary for lifting more than 50 pounds 20% or more of work time. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Ability and willingness to work Monday-Friday 7:00am-4:00pm. Weekend hours and on-call rotation as needed. Schedule is subject to change.

Building trades certification or journeyman’s license desirable. Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

Range minimum begins at $14.85 per hour and up depending on experience. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Two weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Uniforms provided.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN!  Please upload cover letter and resume including qualifications as one document.  Please apply by March 20, 2015.


The Human Resources Department is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Ph: (260) 421-1230; e-mail:

Please Note:

* You must be at least 16 years of age to be considered for employment.

* You may apply for as many open positions as you like, but please make sure you meet the minimum requirements and are able to work the schedule as posted. Please note that most housekeeping, maintenance and security positions require a valid driver's license.

* If the position requires a skills test, you must pass the skills test in order to be considered for that position. Click here to view the Skills Test Study Guide. The Dewey Decimal skills test may be taken during regular business hours in the Human Resources office or at any of our library branches.

* Skills test scores are held from January 1st through December 31st of each year. If you apply for a position after January 1st that requires a skills test, you will need to take the skills test again for the new year. If you have applied for a position that is not filled before December 31st, your application for that position only will carry over until that position is closed. 

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