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Denver Zoo is a leader in animal care, wildlife conservation, and education. We are passionate about our commitment to excellence in support of our mission of Inspiring Communities to Save Wildlife for Future Generations. Denver Zoo’s Maintenance department has an opportunity for a full time Electrician to support Denver Zoo’s mission by performing skilled level electrical work in the maintenance, event space, repair, and installation of electrical systems and equipment at the Zoo.  Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience working as a Journeyman Electrician.

The Electrician will support Denver Zoo’s mission by performing skilled level electrical work in the maintenance, event space, repair, and installation of electrical systems and equipment at the Zoo.
Our staff is a dedicated and diverse group of individuals committed to providing quality care to our animals while creating moments of awe for guests. If you are a like-minded individual and thrive in a dynamic, fast paces and innovative culture, Denver Zoo is the place for you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Coordinate and schedule maintenance work orders assigned by Shop Manager, work orders can include responding to electrical service calls, troubleshoots various problems/issues, and provides problem resolution.
• Coordinate and Schedule with staff throughout the zoo using email, Facility Dude, and calendar invitations.
• Use Facility Dude or current CMMSS system to receive work order assignments, track employee time, and provide thorough description of tasks performed.
• Perform maintenance, alteration, repair, and installation of electrical systems, equipment, and fixtures in accordance with standard practices of the electrical trade and according to NEC.
• Install new or upgraded electrical equipment and/or systems for the purpose of construction, tenant finishing, zoo events, Zoolights or remodeling.
• Is available during the attendance of Zoo Lights to ensure program’s electric operational success.
• Provide backup for setup and strike audio, video, lighting, staging equipment and assist with event props for corporate and zoo-wide special events.
• Respond to Maintenance daily service/ radio calls.
• Provide exceptional customer service to Zoo employees, guests and maintenance customers.
• Set priorities in alignment with Inspire Awe:
• Safety first, always
• Care demonstrated through exceptional guest service
• Connect with each guest utilizing ROADMAP’s guest engagement strategies and program development process
• Demonstrate a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals.
• Act in accordance with Denver Zoo’s Core Behaviors: Passion, Respect, Innovation, Diversity, and Excellence in all interactions with staff, guest, volunteers, and vendors.

Other Responsibilities and Duties
• Prepare work plans using blue prints, sketches, and schematics.
• Plan and coordinate installation, maintenance, and repair work with other trades areas.
• Maintain records, prepares reports and submits completed work orders in a timely manner.
• Prepare cost estimates for materials, labor, and equipment.
• Prepare draft evaluations and makes recommendations to the Maintenance Supervisor/Master Electrician regarding same for workers in the Electrical Shop.
• Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, Local and Company safety policies, procedures and/or regulations.
• Flexible schedule to be available for event start up (typically as late as 7pm) and weekend shifts.

Technical / Professional Requirements & Qualifications
• Minimum of five years employment as a Journeyman Electrician.
• Detailed knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions sufficient to be able to establish a safe work environment.
• Ability to operate (with periodic training) various pieces of equipment such as high lift, backhoes, Bobcats and forklifts.
• Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, analyze, and identify system malfunctions to determine the source and cause of the problem.
• Knowledge of engineering concepts, principles, and practices, and of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications.
• Ability to read and work from manuals, blueprints, written and verbal instructions.
• Knowledge of electrical equipment, components, instruments, and burglar and fire alarm systems including installation, testing, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Position Conditions
• Ability to pass a physical examination, background check and pre-employment drug and alcohol screen.
• Clear driving record.
• A valid Journeyman Electrician License issued by the State of Colorado or proper certificate issued by the City and County of Denver, as needed or necessary per position requirements.
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Application Process and Timelines
Resumes / Completed applications must be submitted by November 27, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately. Denver Zoo reserves the right to close the position prior to this date.

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer