Water Support Systems Technician

Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America Req #506
Thursday, August 4, 2022
This position assists in the daily operations of all life support and water systems throughout the Zoo. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Operate, monitor, and maintain all aspects of life support and water systems including making physical and virtual rounds
Perform routine preventative maintenance on all equipment under LSS responsibility 
Troubleshoot and repair plumbing, pumps, sand filters, valves, actuators, controllers, ozone generators, chlorine disinfection systems, and other miscellaneous equipment
Inspect and maintain sand filters and filter baskets
Calibrate ORP and chlorine sensors
Conduct water quality analysis on aquatic animal habitats
Interpret water quality analysis results 
Maintain all necessary record keeping   
Recognize and follow all safety requirements
Communicate all necessary information to fellow technicians and appropriate Zoo staff
Report all problems to the appropriate animal department managers and work with animal staff, maintenance personnel and contractors as needed to resolve problems
Develop and maintain inventory of appropriate repair parts
Develop and maintain preventative maintenance program
Assist in other departmental areas as requested/needed

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Must be able to be respond to LSS/Zoo emergencies 
Must be able to work independently 
Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain Zoo standards of insurability

Education and/or Experience:
A minimum of 1 to 3 years of prior experience in aquatic, zoo or animal theme park environment operating, troubleshooting, and repairing water filtration systems for the support of live animal exhibits preferred

Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations:
Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators (AALSO) certification desirable

Physical Demands: 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or or move up to 75 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Team oriented environment
Ability to work irregular hours (holidays and weekends)
Ability to work special events and functions as required
Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold and inclement weather
Ability to work in confined spaces
Must be able to work in filtration rooms and with hazardous chemicals

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as a complete inventory of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an at-will basis.

This is a full-time position and offers the following benefits: 
Medical and Prescription Drug (Employee Coverage 90% Employer Paid, Dependent Coverage 55% Employer Paid)
Basic Life AD&D (100% Employer Paid)
Short Term Disability (100% Employer Paid)
Long Term Disability (100% Employer Paid)
Supplemental Life
Flexible Spending Account
Paid Time Off (Accrual Equivalent to 5 Weeks Per Year)
PTO Rollover
PTO Sell Back
Free Zoo Membership
Free Guest Passes
Discounts on Food, Merchandise, Attractions, Admission and Programs

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America