Aquatic Water System Operator
While the Indianapolis Zoo is known for employing people to care for our animals, we also employ mechanics, plumbers, water treatment techs, electricians, and maintenance techs who work in our Facilities department. We have an immediate opening on 3rd shift for an Aquatic Water System Operator. This department area monitors, repairs, and maintains the marine mammal living environments – huge aquariums, small aquariums, the shark touch tank, and the Dolphin pools.
Ideal candidates are committed to advancing the Zoo’s mission to protect nature and inspire people to care for our world. The Aquatic Water System Operator ensures the proper functioning of the pumps, filters, piping, and all the environmental systems within the Zoo. Mechanical aptitude, working familiarity with equipment including HVAC, filtration systems, plumbing, electrical, pneumatic, and digital controls is required. Familiarity with Honeywell systems or other BMS systems is preferred.
The successful candidate will have at least one (1) year experience working in the General Maintenance field including familiarization of pool equipment, electrical, and plumbing. HVAC background a plus. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, position that will require some flexibility with working different shifts, weekends, and holidays on occasion. A high school diploma/GED is required. Additional certification/ education preferred. These positions require applicants to be at least 18 years old and to have a valid Indiana driver’s license with a record insurable by the Zoo’s insurance.
Functions & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will have at least one (1) year experience working in the General Maintenance field including familiarization of pool equipment, electrical, and plumbing.
Skills & Experience
Knowledge & Skills
Mechanical aptitude, working familiarity with equipment including HVAC, filtration systems, plumbing, electrical, pneumatic, and digital controls is required. Familiarity with Honeywell systems or other BMS systems is preferred.
Education & Experience
– High School Diploma/GED
– Prior experience in Aquatic Life Support maintenance in a zoo, aquarium, water park, or equivalent facility highly desired.
– Has the availability to be on call for large scale emergencies; may be required to carry a pager on rotational schedule.
– Must have the ability to detect, assess, identify, and observe surroundings to make sound judgments, along with the ability to communicate verbally, comprehend and decipher information accurately, using a telephone and two-way radio.
– Must be able to perform very heavy work exerting at least 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/ or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/ or in excess of 20 pounds constantly to transport objects.
– Ability to transport and move items, exerting at least 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/ or 50 pounds of force frequently.
– Must have the ability to ascend/ descend ladders, steps, and uneven terrain, while maintaining body equilibrium to perform various jobs.
– Must be able to safely operate department tools and manual transmission vehicles.
– Adheres to all safety policies and wears proper safety equipment (PPE) including dust masks, respirators, goggles, hearing protectors, and safety harness.
– Works around equipment that has a significant noise level.
– Documents all work activities of their assigned shift and maintains daily logs associated with all equipment and systems along with time accordingly.
– Assists as directed to maintain inventory and prepare purchase orders for supplies such as repair/replacement parts, hardware and some chemicals working with vendors for competitive pricing.
– Assists in the planning and the execution of related projects which may include installation of new equipment, replacements, upgrades or refurbishment of existing equipment.
– Safely operates a forklift to move materials and equipment.
– Obtains/maintains certification.
– Must be proficient using a wide variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, small engines, and the ability to safely operate some heavy equipment such as forklift, scissor lift, etc.
Full-time, 40 hours per week, 3rd shift