Life Support System/Water Quality Technician
The LSS/Water Quality Technician will be responsible for the daily operation of all life support systems and equipment at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with a focus on maintenance/operation of the LSS equipment and water quality testing.
Functions & Responsibilities
Operate LSS equipment and perform routine life support/building operations to maitain optimum water quality for animal welfare and appearance of exhibits, while promoting water conservation.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Collect, submit samples for testing or perform tests and analysis on water samples on a regular basis; routinely monitor LSS parameters such as temperature, pH, ORP, coliforms to effectively maintain health conditions for collecction animals; collect and disseminate weekly water quality test results to the Animal deaprtment and Animal Hospital
Skills & Experience
Knowledge & Skills
Working knowledge of industry standard water quality tests; knowlege of ozone and ozone generator is required; minimum of six months, hands-on experience in a water quality lab, chemistry lab, or mechncal field preferrrred; Familiarity with OSHA and MOSHA regulations; and, valid driver’s license.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a science field. Experience may be substituted for a college degree.
Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of up to 75 lbs occasionally and 50 lbs frequently and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push,pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, climb and balance. Tb test and physical required.
Must be able to travel large areas of the Zoo as needed; must be able to work in an outdoor weather environment in all seasons and weather, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures, and/or wet conditions; ability to work a flexible schedule to include weekends, holidays and special events: ability to be an essential staff member and report to work in all weather conditions; exposure to zoonotic diseases and risk of animal attack.