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North Campus Maintenance Technician

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the North Campus Property Manager, the North Campus Maintenance Technician will perform the general maintenance and repair of the North Campus physical facilities and grounds to the Saint Louis Zoo’s world-class standards.  As an active member of Facilities Management, this position will support the Zoo’s mission and advocate the Zoo’s core values and three keys.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following reflects Management’s definition of essential functions for this position but does not restrict additional assigned tasks.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position.

  • Perform a variety of general maintenance duties including but not limited to minor building, HVAC/R, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and painting repairs and upkeep.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance and routine servicing of equipment including but not limited to greasing and oiling motors, changing and tightening belts, changing filters, and cleaning condensers and evaporators.
  • Utilize the CMMS work order system for work scheduling, preventative maintenance programs, and record keeping.
  • Assist with the cultivation and care of the grounds and perimeter fence line.
  • Read technical diagrams and blueprints.
  • Utilize the building automation system to monitor, diagnose, and ensure systems are operating at full efficiency.
  • De-ice and clear snow from walks, pathways, and parking lots throughout the North Campus during inclement weather.
  • Provide on-call, weekend or nighttime event coverage if needed.
  • Ensure that proper safety guidelines and usage of PPE are followed at all times.
  • Know and understand the Zoo employee handbook and adhere to all stated disciplinary actions and personnel policies.
  • Work in close collaboration with all North Campus internal departments.
  • May be assigned tasks at the main campus.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of this position.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1-3 years of experience in the technical fields involving building and grounds maintenance.
  • Certification or undergraduate degree from a technical school, vocational school, or community college preferred.
  • Possession or the ability to obtain OSHA 10/30-Hour Training certification.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Good attendance record and work ethic.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.


  • Must be able to push, pull, bend, squat, stoop, climb stairs or ladders, and twist many times a day.
  • Must be able to safely lift, carry and load 75 pounds.
  • Physical capacity to endure exposure to inclement weather, dust, heavy machinery, restraint devices and hazardous chemicals. Use of proper PPE may be required.


  • This position will work in both a shop environment and outside. Significant exposure to weather is possible.

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