Life Support Systems & Facilities Senior Technician

Life Support Systems & Facilities Senior Technician

The Marine Mammal Center //
Sausalito, CA //
Apply by: July 22, 2024

Location of Position: Marin Headlands, Sausalito, California
Reports to: Associate Director, Life Support Systems & Facilities
Position Classification / Expected Time commitment and work schedule:
• Full-time, Exempt position
• Regular onsite work is required.
• Evening, weekend, and holiday work is required.
• Position is part of a rotating on-call and weekend coverage schedule.
• Occasional travel to satellite facilities and/or fieldwork is required.

Compensation Range: $74,880 – $90,500 annually

Full Benefits:
• Holidays
• Sick Time
• Vacation
• Medical, Dental, and Vision
• Life Insurance
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k Retirement Plan
• Employee Assistance Program

Job Summary:
The Senior Life Support Systems & Facilities (LSSF) Senior Technician primarily coordinates the completion of workforce-generated work orders, scheduled preventative maintenance, identifies, coordinates, and completes capital projects, and supervises LSSF volunteer workforce. This position works closely with other LSSF staff to support daily operations, including filter backwashes, system line-up changes, troubleshooting faulty life support equipment, routine building equipment maintenance. This position works closely with the Director of Life Support Systems & Facilities and the Associate Director of Life Support Systems & Facilities to manage projects, identify maintenance needs and determine preventative maintenance schedules.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Operations & Maintenance: 75%
• Operates life support and building equipment and performs routine life support and building operations such as filter backwashes, system line-up changes, and water treatments.
• Responsible for lining up contractor work for assigned non-capital projects, updates accounts for invoice payments including bill payment, collaborates with vendors to complete non-capital projects, and orders materials for projects as needed.
• Performs daily inspections and rounds on all life support systems and facility equipment.
• Monitors life support processes and building systems after hours.
• Performs preventative and predictive maintenance tasks for equipment and components as directed.
• Isolates, troubleshoots, and coordinates the repair of faulty life support and building systems and equipment as directed.
• Completes projects related to the construction and fabrication of new life support, building systems, exhibits, and other areas as the need arises.
• Uses CMMS to plan, track, and complete departmental work orders
• Provides technical training to level I, II, and III technicians for operations and maintenance tasks
• Provides support to various departments during events as needed.

Capital Projects: 15%
• Collaborates with various stakeholders, contractors, vendors, and partner agencies to complete assigned capital projects within specified time and budgetary guidelines.
• Communicates project process, expected variances to project budget, and issues as they arise with management.
• Directly oversees assigned projects during capital project completion as assigned.

Leadership & Management: 5%
• Assist in the recruitment, onboarding, training, supervision, and issue management for LSSF staff and volunteers.
• Mentor, train, and support LSSF volunteers and staff in the successful completion of work orders and maintenance tasks.
• Support diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of work.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

Other Duties as Assigned: 5%
• Perform special projects and research as assigned.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Various LSSF Volunteers

Skills & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

• Familiarity with RCK Controls preferred.
• Knowledge of water treatment, fluid dynamics, and process systems.
• Knowledge of water analysis methods including basic water chemistry, tools used to measure water quality, and methods of chemical disbursement and handling.
• Knowledge of maintenance and repair methods, techniques, and ability to disassemble, assemble, maintain, and install standard water equipment including piping, valves, pumps, electrical connections, and filter.
• Knowledge of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards and Safety Data Sheets requirements.
• Knowledge of record keeping and documentation methods.
• Ability to mathematically calculate volumes and quantities.
• Ability to use testing, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical tools
• Ability to decipher technical documentation and instructions, cut-sheets, diagrams, and floor plans.
• Ability to work independently, prioritize competing tasks and adapt to change.
• Skills operating Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams).
• Ability to respond to shifting and undefined situations with composure, professionalism, and resolve.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, which includes volunteers, interns, staff, and others.
• Willingness to support and participate in The Marine Mammal Center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.
• Communicate and interact effectively with people across cultures, ethnic groups, and identities.
• Practice self-awareness and respect while engaging with people of diverse backgrounds.

Education & Experience

This position requires a combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in engineering, sciences, or other related field; and 6 years of practical experience working with institutional water treatment and filtration, or experience with aquaculture, marine mammal, or institutional aquarium life support systems, or related technical field.

Job Requirements

Working Conditions

• This position operates in a professional office, laboratory, and hospital environment both indoors and outdoors with access to other parts of the facilities via outdoor pathways.
• Working in outdoor weather conditions and elements.
• Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, and filing cabinets.
• Ability to work at a desk for extended periods using a computer.
• Ability to perform physical work requiring manual dexterity, agility, strength, and coordination including ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Ability to spend extended periods on your feet, walking, standing, crouching, and climbing stairs (potentially in inclement weather conditions).
• Exposure to allergens and zoonotic diseases.
• Involves smells associated with animals and the care of animals.

Salary & Benefits
Salary: $74,880 - $90,500 annually