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Maintenance Technician

This position is responsible for performing various semi-skilled construction work in the repair and maintenance of the Zoo’s infrastructure. The ideal candidate will be skilled with performing routine and general repair work throughout a fast-paced facility. Work areas include, but not limited to, outdoor structures, animal enclosures, and interior facilities. Work objectives are to maintain physical integrity of zoo structures and facilities. Candidate must have a valid Texas Driver’s license or be able to maintain one within 60-day period.

Our Mission: Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.
Our Vision: Houston Zoo will be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.

• Performs light construction duties such as carpentry, painting, and general labor in support of facilities department activities.
• Fabricates/constructs various wood/metal/plastic related items, e.g., shelves, racks, boxes, crates, and framing components using bolts, adhesives, nails and/or screws.
• Assists with inspections and preventative maintenance of building roofs and gutter systems.
• Uses hand/power tools and mechanical equipment to perform assigned tasks.
• Cleans and organize work stations and shop areas.
• Implements preventative maintenance measures
• Reports unsafe conditions and unsafe equipment.
• Maintains inventory of repair equipment and supplies

• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of three (3) years’ relevant work experience with general maintenance as a primary function
• Experience working independently with minimal supervision
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Experience with prioritizing tasks and following specified procedures
Work Environment
▪ Outdoor exposed to changing weather conditions (for instance, rain, sun, snow, wind, etc)
Work Hours
▪ Variable schedule with rotating shifts, weekends and holidays are required as on call shifts, projects, and special events determine.

The Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts with over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well-being of our residents and guests. We strive to ensure the protection of all the counterparts of the animals we have at the Zoo and in the wild.

Join the Houston Zoo and become a part of an organization that is focused on the preservation of wildlife and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in the local communities. Houston Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer