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Maintenance Technician III – Electrician

Job Purpose:  The Maintenance Technician III is responsible for the maintenance, installation and repair of electrical equipment, electrical systems and electronic control systems. He/she performs electrical support, maintenance and repair of exhibits, equipment and facilities. This position will also at times be responsible for projects including new exhibit and capital improvements for the Zoo.

This position will frequently interface with other Zoo Atlanta management staff including animal curatorial staff, veterinarians, and at times, senior management staff regarding safety issues, animal habitat issues, as well as infrastructure and equipment adjustments and needed repairs.

JOB FACTORS:                                                   

  • Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide preventative maintenance and repair of all electrical equipment to ensure their proper operation.
  • Provide routine scheduled maintenance.
  • Create and follow maintenance schedules and checklists with supervisor.
  • Installation of new fixtures, outlets and circuits.
  • Assist with planning future needs of electrical infrastructure.
  • Help prepare budget for equipment replacement.
  • Monitors condition of equipment and systems.
  • Provide scheduled and emergency exhibit maintenance or repair.
  • Carries out duties and responsibilities in a safe and efficient manner to maintain safe work environment and surrounding area. Responds to hazardous situations and/or potentially unsafe conditions by taking corrective action, and promptly notifying supervisory personnel.
  • Assists the Maintenance Managers in oversight of the preventative maintenance software package. Assist to ensure all work orders are documented, prioritized, equipment maintenance is scheduled, performed, documented and communicated in a quality and timely manner.
  • Demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Must be able to work weekends, late evenings on occasion, and holidays.
  • Must be willing to support Zoo Atlanta’s Vision, Mission and Values statement.
  • Any other miscellaneous projects/assignment assigned by Zoo Atlanta’s Facility Maintenance management team.


  • Knowledge & Skills:
  • Must have demonstrated experience in working in a team oriented environment.
  • Must have a minimum of three to five years’ experience in electrical maintenance, installation or associated work.
  • Journey-level knowledge of electrical concepts, principles, methods and codes preferred.
  • Ability to work independently as well as to work and collaborate as a team member.
  • Must have above average computer skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products is a must. Experience using computerized maintenance management software is a plus.
  • Must be able to work a flexible weekly & weekend schedule including working a combination of day, evening and overnight shifts if required.
  • Must have outstanding communication skills. Must be able to communicate well both orally & written. Must be able to generate operations & maintenance reports using email, spreadsheets and word documents.
  • Zoo Atlanta is open to the public 363 days out of the year, therefore, all positions at Zoo Atlanta may require employees to work some weekends, holidays and evenings.


  • High school diploma required.
  • A four-year college degree or equivalent technical school certificate is preferred but not required.
  • Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:
    • Certification or Licensure as Electrician is desirable.
  • Driving Requirements: Must have a valid Georgia Driver’s License. (All employees that drive a Zoo vehicle/cart/operate a Ride (train, carousel, etc) must consent to a MVR verification that is acceptable per Zoo Atlanta’s auto liability insurance carrier’s guidelines to perform this function).


  • Physical ability to be able to life at least 50 pounds repetitively, bending lifting etc.


  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Employee is expected to work outside more than 50% of time, must be comfortable working in cold and hot weather conditions.

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MISC: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Zoo Atlanta is an EOE and provides a Smoke-free and Drug-free Work Environment

Job Title:  Maintenance Technician III – Electrician                                           

Department:  Facility Maintenance
Reports to: Manager of Maintenance
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Full-time