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Facilities Maintenance Worker 2

The Oregon Zoo is a unique environment, with multiple buildings, attractions, a veterinary hospital, animal habitats and complex technical systems. We are currently seeking an experienced facilities maintenance worker, with a focus on journey-level, multi-skill responsibilities, specialty functions and various skilled trades.

If you have the specialized skill set we need, we welcome your application to join our team and help support the groundbreaking wildlife conservation and education programs at one of the region’s most popular attractions.

This position will work a regular schedule, with minimal overtime required (and overtime pay when it is). In addition, Metro offers a generous benefits package, including vacation and sick pay; retirement savings; health, dental and vision coverage; paid parental leave and more.

The Facilities Maintenance Worker will perform a variety of job functions in a dynamic, fast- paced environment. In this role, you will perform multi-skilled project planning, problem solving, maintenance, construction and operations functions, using your skill in mechanics, plumbing and piping, carpentry, painting, welding, fabrication, machining and concrete trades.

Our idea candidate can think independently and develop solutions for unique problems throughout the zoo; take design ideas and fabricate them into functioning systems; and work from shop drawings as well as independent of any professional design schematics.

Work Schedule: The anticipated schedule for this position is 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Schedules are subject to change based on the needs of the work unit.

At the Oregon Zoo, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.


  • Three years progressively responsible trade experience such as a mechanic, machinist, welder, or heavy equipment operator, with demonstrated skills including design, fabrication and assisting in project management, AND
  • Trade certified or equivalent; OR
  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for the position.

Additional Requirements:

  • This position requires a valid driver’s license with a minimum of two years of driving experience and a clean driving record.
  • Medical testing and/or immunizations may be required as the duties of this position may require close contact with animal areas and enclosures where animals may be present.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in facilities maintenance in a large, complex, multi-facility environment.
  • Skilled in welding and fabrication.
  • Manual machining skills.

Deadline to apply: December 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PST

Salary: $25.02 – $31.81 hourly

To apply: visit  for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

Please upload a resume as an attachment to the electronic application. 

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer