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Maintenance Technician, Full-Time

Birmingham Zoo is looking for a Full-Time Maintenance Technician in our Maintenance Department. Work involves executing projects to maintain, repair or construct facilities at the Birmingham Zoo. Work assignments are received through work orders, observation, and meetings. Work is evaluated through meetings, budget, time constraints, and results achieved.


  • Performs preventative maintenance; responds to trouble calls and work orders, inspects buildings and equipment; implements repairs, maintenance, and installation as needed or assigned.
  • Depending on skillset, is involved in routine maintenance involving electrical, HVAC, carpentry, auto repair, welding, plumbing, concrete work, and construction.
  • Performs routine maintenance on the train and carousel.
  • Maintains maintenance logs as directed.
  • Completes engine repairs.
  • Completes all work orders as directed.
  • Utilizes and/or operates vehicles such as trucks and construction vehicles.
  • Utilizes the following materials: blueprints, calculator, computer, general office equipment, hand tools, and power equipment.


  • High School Diploma or GED — some College or degree preferred.
  • Two to five years of field experience within a building trade or related skill set.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; have high energy and enthusiasm for completion of tasks; possess team-building skills; and has the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must have the ability to foster teamwork within and across teams.
  • Must have basic competency in computer skills.
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license with no prior traffic violations (within the last five years) as well as a valid Alabama Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Must provide documentation of current, negative TB test within the last year.


The Maintenance Technician position is impacted by hazardous exposures common to the maintenance industry.  Some of the following exposures will occur daily:

  • Hazards associated with train and carousel ride operation and maintenance.
  • The proper use and understanding of cleaning agents
  • Hazards associated with swimming pool maintenance and the use of chloride.
  • Equipment operation requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as ear and eye protection.
  • Understanding the hazards of confined space.
  • The hazards of working with electricity.
  • The requirement to troubleshoot equipment in high and hard-to-reach locations.

Specific training and procedures will be provided, designed to maintain the safety of people as the highest priority of the zoo followed by the safety of the animal collection.

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for following safety policies and procedures for their areas.

The use and understanding of a variety of personal safety equipment are mandatory.

To apply please complete an online application and attach a current resume.