The Life Support Systems Manager supervises assigned staff and maintains, repairs, designs, and installs water support systems for the Aquarium’s animal exhibits, water features, and water quality. They provide a consistent flow of communication will all of the Aquarium’s team members, establishing a positive teamwork environment in meeting designated water quality parameters. They coordinate work and are involved in all aspects of new and rehabilitation of exhibits pertaining to life supports systems and water features. This position requires the ability to promote a harmonious workplace.
Functions & Responsibilities
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of filtration components and their applications, hydraulic systems as they relate to aquariums, basic electrical and its application and repair,
Working knowledge of plumbing practices, materials, and tools related to the trade.
Knowledge of construction, operation, and repair of centrifugal pumps, heat exchangers, air compressors, automated control systems, filtration systems, sand filters, and protein skimmers
Knowledge of freshwater and seawater quality testing and chemistry concepts related to aquatic animals.
Knowledge of how-to oil, grease, clean, and replace motors, bearings, and other frictional wearing surfaces that are trade related.
Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English in order to communicate with fellow CAST members and the general public.