Lead Life Support Systems Specialist
It is the primary responsibility of the Lead Life Support Aquarist to oversee the operation and maintenance of aquatic life support systems
Functions & Responsibilities
- Support the daily care of animal exhibits
- Schedules and supervise special projects and renovations including maintenance, sanitation and plumbing
- Orders all necessary inventory for the Life Support department
- Conducts daily meetings with each of the three shifts to delegate specific tasks that need to be accomplished
- Supervisor life support systems specialists
- Participates in specimen transports
- Monitors and maintains water quality in exhibits
- Maintains accurate daily records for life support systems as directed by Life Support Manager
- Dives when necessary to clean or tend to the tank or animals
- Interacts with guests, management, veterinarians and other individuals as required
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Performs other job-related duties as assigned. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. It is not intended to give all details or a step-by-step account of the way each procedure or task is performed. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.
Skills & Experience
Knowledge & Skills
- Strong mechanical aptitude and experience
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
- Professional appearance and demeanor.
- Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
- Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.
- Possess Open Water SCUBA certification and demonstrated proficiency as a diver.
- Previous supervisory experience in a similar setting
- Previous experience working in a similar aquarium or water management operations setting.
Education & Experience
- At least 3 years experience as a Life Support Systems Specialist, or equivalent position
- High-school diploma or equivalent
Physical Requirements Work Environment Mental Requirements:
Balancing x Communication x Analytical x Bending x Verbal Clerical x Carrying x Written x Comprehension 25pounds x Confined area x Crisis incidents x Clear speech Contacts x Customer service x simple x works alone x Decision making x complex x works around others x Fatigue x Climbing x works with others High pressure x Crawling x Exposure to dust / dirt x Judgment x Crouching x Exposure to fumes / odors x Long hours x Distant vision Extreme cold x Math skills x Driving Extreme heat advance x auto/van x Fast pace x basic limousine x Hazardous conditions Memorization Flexibility x Chemicals x Organization x upper body high structures x Perception x lower body high voltage x Reading x Hearing/Listening x Indoors simple x Kneeling x Noise levels x complex x Lifting x low to moderate x Repetition x _50_ pounds high x Safety hazards Near vision x Office conditions Tight deadlines x Normal vision x Outdoors x Working conditions x Pushing/Pulling x Restricted area x Writing x Reaching Shifts x simple x Sitting Smoke complex x Standing % Travel 5 hours minimum x Stooping Vibration x Typing x Wet/Humid 10__w.p.m. x Walking Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Wet slipper environments mostly indoor but some outdoor work – wide range of temperatures