Wilmette Public Library is looking for a dependable, multi-skilled self-starter for our full-time Facilities Technician position. This role is responsible for duties associated with the care and maintenance of the facilities, including the building, parking lots, and grounds. The Facilities Technician performs a variety of general, preventative maintenance, and cleaning/janitorial duties, as well as opening and closing the building as assigned to ensure that the library building and grounds are safe, functional, and operational for our patrons and staff at all times.


  • Maintains awareness of, and reports issues for, all facilities-related matters including the building, parking lots, and grounds.
  • Performs all daily duties associated with opening and securing the building.
  • Performs various cleaning and janitorial services to maintain the premises.
  • Troubleshoots mechanical, plumbing, and electrical equipment and performs basic repairs.
  • Monitors building automation system (BAS) and associated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, and reports issues to appropriate supervision.
  • Performs preventative maintenance to building systems and/or equipment, and ensures building and safety equipment are functioning as expected.
  • Performs painting and touch-up projects throughout library as directed and needed.
  • Performs seasonal grounds care and landscape maintenance, including snow and ice removal with commercial equipment.
  • Collects, transports, and prepares recycling material.
  • Assists in maintaining supply inventory.
  • Receives and distributes mail and deliveries.
  • Moves, assembles, and arranges furnishings and equipment as appropriate.
  • Provides additional support tasks as needed, including but not limited to directional information and receiving material donations and deliveries.
  • Collects remote book drop materials as assigned. Collect materials from outside book drops according to established schedule.
  • Sets up meeting and program spaces, and changes set-up of spaces as necessary.
  • May collaborate with safety staff to complete minor building and grounds tasks.
  • Participates in professional development by attending relevant training as required.
  • Attend and participate in department and library meetings and events as assigned.
  • Keeps current on department and library news and events by checking work email and staff resources regularl


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum of two years’ HVAC, electrical, and/or plumbing maintenance experience strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as assigned.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License with proof of insurance.
  • Physical ability to stand for extended periods of time and walk the building and grounds frequently.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to pull, push, and transport items up to 150 pounds.
  • Physical dexterity to work with power tools and various office equipment including computer, copier and phone.


  • FT, non-exempt position scheduled for 40 hours a week, with 8 hour shifts.
    • Schedule typically includes: Monday - Friday 1:00pm-9:30pm with an unpaid half hour lunch break or 12:30pm – 9:30pm) with an hour unpaid lunch break.
    • A weekend rotation: (Saturdays 7:00am – 3:30pm & Sundays 11:00am – 4:30pm)
  • Sunday is a 5.5 hour shift, paid at time and a half, and counts as an 8-hour shift for the work week.
  • Schedule may include days, nights, and weekends as necessary
  • Hiring hourly range: $22.29 - $25.08 DOQ, Salary Grade Range:
    • Minimum : $46,363 – Maximum : $69,534.
  • Medical, dental, vision, & life insurance benefits
  • 10 Vacation days, 12 sick days and 5 personal days annually
  • 5 Bank Days (Floating Holidays)
  • 8 paid holidays
  • IMRF Participation

All interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and application for full consideration no later than Friday, July 19, 2024. Please visit our website www.wilmettelibrary.info and download an application. All applications must be filled out completely and submitted to:

Michael Boone, PHR
Manager of Human Resources
Wilmette Public Library


Wilmette Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified candidates to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or veteran status.


1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
United States

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