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Life Support Systems – Lead Construction & Maintenance Worker

San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide. San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.
Our organization’s vision – we will lead the fight against extinction.
Help us to make a difference for wildlife and begin your adventure with a career at the San Diego Zoo. Join the dedicated crew who are passionate about what they do and strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests.

Location  Construction & Maintenance Department/San Diego Zoo Safari Park|
Duration – Year around
Positions available – 2
Excellent benefits package -including medical, dental, prescription drugs, vision, life insurance, annual leave, sick leave, retirement, as well as other optional insurance.
Union positions- Starting hourly rate:  $29.44


This position requires experience with water quality systems and with water chemistry analysis techniques. Thorough understanding and ability to troubleshoot complex water treatment and filtration systems is necessary.  Knowledge of aquarium water chillers, and ozone systems, plumbing, PVC piping application, pumps, motors and filtration equipment is required. Seeking a qualified applicant with specific experience in the operation of aquatic animal life support systems.  An example of experience will be at least 3 years.  Daily responsibilities include the operation of filtration systems that may utilize sand filtration, bio filtration, ozone generation, temperature control and other related equipment.  General knowledge of repair and maintenance techniques of life support and related equipment is required.  This position requires working outdoors, heavy lifting (approximately 75 pounds) and working with potentially hazardous chemicals. AALSO certification or equivalent is preferred.  At least 5 years of experience working in a general maintenance field or in an AZA accredited zoo, aquarium or equivalent facility is required. A valid driver license is required.

One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle.  If you are offered employment in this position, you will be asked to authorize SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the DMV’s Employer Pull Notice Program.  Your hiring for this position will be contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report from you.  In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining an acceptable driving record.  You may obtain a list of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human Resources Representative.

Deadline to submit application: Monday, March 18, 2019

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