Life Support Senior Technician
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s LIfe Support technician position will perform a variety of tasks as they relate to the operation, maintenance, and repair of all aquatic life support systems (LSS) for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Functions & Responsibilities
Responsible for the daily maintenance of all LSS at the facility including our 1.5 million gallon marine mammal pool under construction.
Perform regular mechanical and plumbing repairs and preventative maintenance on LSS systems including but not limited to pumps up to 25hp.
Basic water testing and knowledge of water quality as it pertains to chemical additions and adjustments to LSS.
Maintain good communication within the Animal Care Department.
Assist Facilities Department when needed.
Record accurate records as related to LSS.
Be flexible to work any schedule including weekends, nights and holidays.
This position will be required to work one day on the weekends for the near future.
Perform any duty as deemed necessary for the success of the department.
Skills & Experience
Knowledge & Skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Must be proficient in computers and Microsoft office suit.
Must have experience in interpreting water quality data for LSS adjustments and chemical additions.
Shall be versed in all disinfection processes including but not limited to ozone, chlorine and UV sterilization on LSS.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree or techinical degree in related field desirable.
Minimum of 3 years experience in aquarium or zoological Life Support Systems preferred.
Lift up to 50lbs to waist level -Frequently
Lift up to 20lbs to shoulders and above head-Frequently
Walk/stand for long periods of time-Frequently
Maneuver safely on uneven terrain or in tight spaces – Frequently
Safely climb ladders when needed – Moderate Frequency
Squat, bend, kneel, twist and reach – Frequently
Reach above the shoulders – Frequently
Push and pull larger equipment – Moderate Frequency
No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance and agility of movement which might interfere with the ability to work.
Works outdoors in all weather conditions – Frequently
Work indoors, under cover without air conditioning or heat – Frequently
Ability to respond to emergencies on an on-call basis.