Life Support Systems Operator

Life Support Systems Operator

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino //
Las Vegas, NV //
Apply by: August 31, 2024
Application Information: Andronikos Pappas - Director of Life Sciences -

The Golden Nugget is a hotel and casino located in Las Vegas. Our property houses two large public aquariums, ranging from 75,000 gallons to 200,000 gallons. We are seeking an experienced individual who can meet our job expectations and level of exhibit care we proudly provide. The responsibilities of the LSS Operator include daily maintenance of LSS systems, repairs and replacement of equipment, and completion of monthly checklists.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

• Adjust water quality parameters according to supervisor instructions.
• Perform filter backwashes on exhibit systems as required.
• Mix artificial seawater per department schedule.
• Perform water transfers, chemical treatments, and tests to produce and maintain exhibit water.
• Monitor and adjust life support equipment as needed.
• Provide maintenance assistance as required.
• Monitor and control exhibit conditions after hours as scheduled (evening and graveyard).
• Perform routine maintenance per factory standards on life support equipment.
• Inform Supervisors of any property work orders that may need to be submitted.
• Provide technical information and assistance on special projects (i.e. plumbing, light construction and minor exhibit fabrication) as needed.
• Oversee repairs and construction of new or existing exhibits
• Assist in maintaining water quality standards via testing and additions.
• Maintain daily accurate records in ZIMS.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, requirements and skills. Leadership reserves the right to revise the job or to require that different tasks be performed as necessary.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

• Assist Biology staff with animal transports as needed.

Skills & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

• Excellent analytical, problem solving, administrative, multi-tasking, organization and prioritization skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), fluent English and articulate.
• Ability to work efficiently, independently and cohesively, consistently producing quality results.
• Must possess basic/advanced/intermediate mathematical skills to include ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide specific to position responsibilities.
• Ability to read and understand all policies and procedures.
• Must be able to communicate effectively with guests, employees, and members of management in English, specific to position duties and responsibilities.
• Must be able to complete standard forms and reports.
• Good understanding of the biological ramifications of water movement.
• Good understanding of ozone systems and treatment.
• Proficient computer skills.
• Forklift certification preferred
• Good working knowledge of pumps, motors, and valves.
• Good mechanical, carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills.
• Must be organized, observant, self-motivated, with a desire to see projects through to completion.
• Must be able to work with other employees in a polite, patient manner.
• Must represent Golden Nugget in a professional manner at all times.
• Allow the use of emergency pages on personal cell phone as needed.
• Must be available 24 hours a day in case of emergencies.
• Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

Education & Experience

• College degree in a biological field preferred.
• A minimum of 3 years of Aquarium Life Support experience is required (equivalent experience in a related field will be considered).
• Certified AALSO operator preferred.

Job Requirements

Physical Requirements

• Report to work location by scheduled time.
• Maintain a clean professional appearance.
• Be organized and self-motivated.
• Must be willing to work in hot humid areas, including tight spaces.
• Must have a high desire to provide the best care available to animals.
• Must work with other employees in a polite, patient manner.
• Must be willing to participate in public interaction.
• Must be available to work as required and prepared to work odd or unscheduled hours.

Salary & Benefits
Salary: $22/hr - $28/hr
Full Time Non-Exempt Hourly (Pay determined upon experience): $22/hr - $28/hr