Life Support Systems Operator/Aquarist
Operation of Life Support Systems throughout the zoo, equipment maintenance and repair, and basic water quality testing.
Functions & Responsibilities
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Understand water chemistry reports and their relationship to Life Support, work closely with Animal Care staff and Construction staff, perform inspections, preventative maintenance tasks, cleaning and repair of all Life Support equipment.
Skills & Experience
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of pumps (centrifugal and peristaltic), filters (sand, bead, drum), UV sterilizers, ozone generators, and automated control systems. Water quality in aquariums. PVC plumbing. Knowledge and ability to use power tools.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences preferred.
Able to move/lift 75 pounds, climb ladders, work in tight areas, ride a bicycle.
Both indoor and outdoor in typical Southern California weather.