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Construction and Maintenance Technician

This position is responsible for performing semi-skilled duties related to construction, maintenance, repair and upkeep of Zoo facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform general construction, maintenance and repair, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, and mechanical work
• Routinely inspect facility, troubleshoot, build, maintain and repair various types of structures such as but not limited to buildings, fences, exhibits, etc.
• Operate and maintain various types of construction, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and refrigeration equipment

• Ensure that preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs, and facilities maintenance, are addressed on a timely and proactive basis
• Use and operate a variety of hand and power tools and equipment requiring specific skill, including power saws, routers, drill presses, metal lathes, paint spraying equipment, plumbing wrenches and automotive repair tools and equipment
• Operate heavy and light equipment such as hydraulic auto lifts, forklifts, golf carts, front-end loaders (including tractor, backhoe, and bobcat), etc.
• Perform Zoo maintenance specialty duties or completing jobs in public walkways or exhibit locations • Develop safe work habits and contributes to the safety of Zoo guests, animals, self and co-workers
• Contribute to a positive team atmosphere
• Have regular and punctual attendance
• Perform assigned duties during emergency situations
• Work modified schedule to meet project schedules or other priority assignments as determined by management
• Communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
• Work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements
• Follow basic verbal or written instructions
• Perform other duties as required or assigned by management

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.
• Ability to function as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work flexible schedule including weekends and occasional evenings
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees
• Ability to be meticulous in the clean-up of work areas and/or within animal exhibit areas
• Ability to respond to emergencies such as assisting with lost children or missing persons
• Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability

Education and/or Experience:
• High school diploma or equivalent preferred
• Minimum of one (2) years of directly related experience in facility maintenance and/or construction, or a minimum of one (1) year of directly related experience in the electrical, HVAC, or plumbing crafts (commercial or residential)
• Experience in the use of common hand and power tools used in the maintenance and construction
• Knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and materials of mechanical, plumbing, carpentry,
painting, electrical, welding, concrete and other trades
• Any combination of experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for
successful completion of the essential job duties

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with
hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; Walk on uneven terrain including
paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations in the Zoo. Work
frequently involves periods of intense physical effort including, but not limited to, lifting and operating
tools and objects weighing up to 90 pounds, walking significant distances, and using manual and power
tools and equipment.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
• Team oriented environment
• Ability to work irregular hours (holidays and weekends)
• Ability to work special events and functions as required
• Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold and inclement weather

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it
is not intended to be construed as a complete inventory of all responsibilities, duties and skills required
for the position.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the
employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related
instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

Continued employment remains on an at-will basis.

This is a full-time position and offers the following benefits:
• 100% employer paid Basic Life AD&D insurance
• 100% employer paid Short Term Disability insurance
• 100% employer paid Long Term Disability insurance
• 90% employer paid employee medical plan; 55% employer paid dependent medical plan
• Dental insurance
• Vision insurance
• Supplemental Life insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• 401k plan
• Paid Time Off accrual equivalent to 5 weeks per year to start and does not expire
• Free Zoo membership
• Free guest tickets
• Discounts on food, merchandise, attractions, admission and programs