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Ride Maintenance Mechanic, Full-time

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is announcing an opening for a full-time Ride Maintenance Mechanic in the Facilities Department.   The Ride Maintenance Mechanic  performs train engine, coach, rail and carousel maintenance so there will be no or minimal down time to ensure optimal utilization and revenue generation.  This position is responsible for performing other zoo facilities maintenance and tasks, as assigned and will assist with the training and over sight of train and carousel operators. This position will report directly to the Train Lead/Supervisor.

Duties  and Responsibilities include:

  • Meet on a daily basis with Train Lead/Supervisor to review and receive job assignments.
  • Maintain ongoing operation of carousal train, track, signals and train depot by strictly adhering to a check list of daily, weekly, monthly and annual scheduled maintenance.
  • Maintain grounds along right-of-way to include keeping area well groomed and free of debris which may cause unsafe operating or unsightly conditions.
  • Maintain detailed records of maintenance and repairs, fuel used, outside services used, items purchased, etc.
  • Follows the ride maintenance double check procedures.
  • Assist with training of train operators to ensure a well-timed and safe ride for guests.
  • Performs other Facilities maintenance projects throughout the Zoo as assigned.
  • Keep hourly/weekly logs of maintenance projects and tasks, and use a work order management system to track and log work notes.
  • Performs Ice and Snow removal and as part of the “On call” rotation.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and skills in diesel and gas engine repairs.
  • Knowledge and skills in fuel injection and Electronic Control Units (ECUs).
  • Knowledge and skills in small equipment repairs.
  • Knowledge and skills in brakes and minor electrical repairs.
  • Knowledge and skills in minor building maintenance areas.
  • Ability to work in a team, get along with staff and guests.
  • Ability to work independently without instruction.
  • Must have valid Utah driver license.
  • Knowledge and skills with use of PCs, Word and Excel software, and able to use software to track and schedule tasks in a work order system.
  • Possess Trade school diploma or High school diploma/ GED with 1 years of related work experience. .

Working Conditions

  • Moderately heavy physical activity. Required push, pull or lift heavy weights up to 75 pounds.  Difficult working positions; may have to stand, walk or sit in uncomfortable position for extend periods and squat or crawl into small spaces under and near operational equipment to check and complete minor repairs.
  • High exposure to disagreeable elements such as dust, fumes, noise, dampness, cold heat, chemicals or grease.  Exposed to outside weather conditions year round and moderate hazards.

To Apply:

Anyone interested should  e-mail a cover letter and resume to Misty Alford,  Utah’s Hogle Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.