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This is your opportunity to join the dynamic Zoo Operations team at Woodland Park Zoo. Applications are now being accepted for Electrician in the Facilities department. There is one full-time, regularly benefited position to be filled at this time.


This position diagnoses, installs, repairs, and/or maintains electrical equipment, electrical systems, and electrical or electronic control systems.


  • Performs electrical support, maintenance, and repair of exhibits, equipment and facilities.
  • Carries out new electrical work requests.
  • Troubleshoots DC carts.
  • Installs temporary power systems for events.
  • Checks contracted electrical work for proper installation.
  • Monitors electrical efficiency throughout the zoo as part of the Green Team.
  • Diagnoses and repairs malfunctions in electrical equipment or control systems such as boilers, pumps, motors, generators, air compressors, fire alarms, dryers, refrigerators, overhead doors, or other electrical devices.
  • Installs lighting fixtures, power outlets, control devices, heaters, thermostats, computer cables or other similar devices.
  • Runs conduit and pulls wire for new or existing electrical installations.
  • Modifies existing electrical installations.
  • Conducts preventative maintenance on electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Purchases and orders electrical supplies and parts from vendors.
  • Reviews blueprints, electrical schematics, project plans, and specifications of electrical equipment installations.
  • Replaces fuses and changes lamps in florescent, mercury vapor, and incandescent lighting fixtures.
  • Installs temporary power systems for special events.
  • May troubleshoot systems, which include some electronics.
  • Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Journey-level knowledge of electrical concepts, principles, methods and codes.
  • Full knowledge of the operational aspects of both electrical equipment and systems.
  • Ability to work independently as well as to work and collaborate as a team member.
  • Commitment to the mission of the zoo and the institutions’ Core Values.


Completion of an accepted four-year apprenticeship training program, and journey-level electrician status required, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.


  • Valid Washington state driver’s license required.
  • Valid commercial (nonresidential) Washington State maintenance license also required.


Must have basic computer skills to access email and submit online timesheet.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear; sit, stand or walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places such as ladders and scaffolding; all outside weather conditions; and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Applications are only accepted online through our Jobs page at; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are REQUIRED when applying for this position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due prior to 12:00 AM on the posted Close date (i.e. by 11:59 PM the evening before).

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Pay Rate $33.69 per hour
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Reports To Maintenance Supervisor
Category Facilities/Maintenance