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HVAC Technician

Company: Metro

Position Title: HVAC Technician – Oregon Zoo

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm, PDT

Salary: $25.52 – $32.56 hourly

Position Summary:
Entry rate: $25.52; 6 months: $27.12; 18 months: $28.84; 30 months: $30.65; 42 months: $32.56/hour.
This position will work Monday – Friday

Performs, designs, and coordinates Oregon Zoo’s technical maintenance functions and repairs for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Refrigeration and Potable water filtration, or, other complex, technical equipment; and is responsible for developing the Zoo’s overall technical HVAC/R support systems, equipment, purchasing, contractor, emergency service, records, shop, and safety. Responsibilities include installation, alteration, preventive maintenance and quality assurance as well as interfaces with curators and animal keepers, contractors, and other maintenance staff.

The Oregon Zoo is located in Portland, Oregon and home to more than 2,000 animals representing 279 species of amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates and mammals. Owned and operated by Metro, the region’s government, the zoo welcomes more than 1.5 million visitors each year and enjoys widespread community support. It operates with an independent, enterprise-oriented annual budget of over $42 million.

The Oregon Zoo has a reputation of leading groundbreaking research, participates in local and global conservation efforts and strives to exceed AZA animal welfare standards. The organization is also deeply committed to sustainability and conservation education. Thanks to a generous $125 million voter approved bond measure, the zoo is transforming into a game changing leader in animal welfare, species and habitat conservation outcomes, innovative educational programming and green building practices.

At the Oregon Zoo, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

Minimum Requirements:
Trade certification or equivalent and five years progressively responsible experience. Possession of a valid driver’s license.  Within six months the ability to obtain the LEB and any other certifications and licenses that may be required.

Possession of the Universal Refrigerants License is strongly preferred.  If the selected candidate does not possess this certification, it would be required within the first six months of hire.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.