Facility Maintenance Engineer
Kansas City, MO Facilities
Job Type

Working closely with the Director of Facilities, the Facility Maintenance Engineer assists in all facets of day-to-day operations, maintenance, and repairs of the Library's buildings and systems. The responsibilities encompass a wide range of tasks, including the maintenance and repair of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. The Facilities Department plays a crucial role in preserving the Library's collection. Additionally, providing a clean and safe space for staff, patrons, and guests.


  • Responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the physical plant systems to include HVAC/R, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.
  • Responsible for boilers, fluid cooler, water chemistry, snow melt system, emergency generators and automatic transfer switches.
  • Assists in operating and maintaining fire, security and card access systems.
  • Assists with Grounds equipment repairs as needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining the stock level of maintenance supplies associated.
  • Provides oversight to outside contractors on service contracts, projects or repairs.
  • Safeguarding the Library, staff, patrons, and guests, responding to and reporting incidents as necessary.
  • Maintain current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of facility maintenance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.






  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Basic math skills
  • Universal Refrigeration Certification
  • Proficient skills in the maintenance, trouble shooting and repair of facility systems including HVAC/R, mechanical, plumbing and electrical
  • On-call availability for after-hours and weekends as needed
  • Basic computer knowledge including the use of the internet and the ability to learn Microsoft Outlook e-mail and Teams program is required


  • 3 years of facility maintenance engineering experience preferred
  • Building automation system such as Johnson Controls experience preferred
  • Familiar with emergency generators and automatic transfer switches


  • Problem-Solving: Adeptly and independently identifies challenges, analyzes root causes, and develops effective practical solutions.
  • Decision-Making: Makes judicious choices based on available information. Evaluates pros and cons and assesses risks before settling on a course of action. Consults with others when appropriate.
  • Adaptability: Exhibits the capacity to modify and adjust work methods in response to evolving circumstances or shifting demands. Remains open-minded, embraces change, and proactively seeks innovative solutions to new challenges.
  • Continuous Learning: Approaches work with a growth mindset, actively seeking new knowledge to enhance work quality and foster innovation. Seeks opportunities to expand skills, stays informed about emerging trends in field, and adapts to the evolving needs.
  • Cooperation: Collaborates effectively with others and promotes teamwork. Contributes to a harmonious and inclusive work environment, shares knowledge, and works collectively toward common goals.
  • Safe Practices: Demonstrates commitment and adherence to safety protocols. Maintains a clean and secure work environment. Is vigilant when undertaking hazardous or potentially risky tasks.




The Linda Hall Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

The Linda Hall Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Salary Description
Pay range starts at $24.25 per hour