Life Support Systems and Facilities Technician
The Life Support Systems & Facilities Technician is an integral part of the Life Support & Facilities team and will be tasked with the operation and maintenance of The Marine Mammal Center’s building and life support equipment. This position will coordinate the assignments and completion of workforce-generated work orders under the direction of the Director of Life Support Systems & Facilities.
This position works closely with other technicians on daily operations, including but not limited to filter backwashes, system line-up changes and the troubleshooting of faulty Life Support System equipment and is tasked with routine building and equipment maintenance and assists in the coordination of capital projects. This position is part of a rotating uncontrolled standby and work schedule.
Functions & Responsibilities
• Performs daily inspections and rounds on all life support systems and facility systems.
• Operates life support and building equipment and performs routine life support/building operations such as filter backwashes, system line-up changes and water treatments.
• Monitors life support processes and building systems after hours through RCK alarms.
• Isolates, troubleshoots and coordinates the repair of faulty life support/building systems and equipment as directed.
• Performs preventive and predictive maintenance tasks for equipment and components as directed.
• Provides project support as needed with the construction and fabrication of new life support, building systems and exhibits.
• Completes workforce generated work orders.
• Maintains inventory of needed supplies and materials.
• Provides support to other departments during events.
• Other duties as assigned.
Skills & Experience
Education & Experience
• AALSO Certifications preferred.
• Previous Life Support Systems experience is preferred.
• Prior building maintenance experience is required.
• Degree in engineering, or aquarium science preferred and/or equivalent practical experience in a related technical field.
• Must be able to work a rotating work schedule covering all hours of the day and all days of the week including holidays.
• Must be able to be on call, carry a cell phone and respond to after-hours emergencies.
• Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs.
• Must be able to climb ladders and stairs.
• Must be able to work in an industrial work environment around water, high voltage electrical, rotating equipment, and in permit required confined spaces.
• Must be able to safely use personal protective equipment such as respirators and fall arrest equipment.
• Must be able to maintain a valid California driver’s license with a good driving record.