Life Support Systems Operator
The Golden Nugget is a hotel and casino located in Las Vegas. Our property houses two large public aquariums, ranging from 45,000 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 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• 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.
• Maintain daily accurate records in ZIMS.
• Assist Biology staff with animal transports as needed.
• Keep management staff informed on problems with life support systems, exhibit enhancement systems and other equipment in animal support and life support areas.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
• Forklift operator
• SCUBA certification
• Breathing air compressor maintenance experience
Skills & Experience
Knowledge & Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
• 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
EDUCATION and/or 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).
• 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.
ADA – CHECKLIST FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES & REQUIREMENTS, VISUAL, ACUITY AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities.
1A. Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
1 B. Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
1C. Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
1 D. Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
1 E. Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
1 F. Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
1 G. Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
1 H. Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
1 I. Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
1J. Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
1 K. Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
1 L. Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
1 M. Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
1 N. Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
1 O. Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
1 P. Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
1 Q. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
1 R. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
1 S. Constant standing, frequent walking (Indicate distance) ft., balancing, twisting, reaching and bending.
2. THE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION. (PLEASE CHECK ONLY ONE)
0 A. Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
0 B. Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
1 C. Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
0 D. Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
0 E. Very heavy work. Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
3. THE VISUAL ACUITY REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING COLOR, DEPTH PERCEPTION, AND FIELD VISION. (PLEASE CHECK ONLY ONE)
1 A. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
0 B. The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, power saws, and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades’ tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc.
0 C. The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
0 D. The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, inspection, etc.).
4. THE CONDITIONS THE WORKER WILL BE SUBJECT TO IN THIS POSITION. (PLEASE CHECK ALL THAT APPLY)
1 A. The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
1 B. The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions. No effective protection from the weather.
1 C. The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.
0 D. The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
1 E. The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
1 F. The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
1 G. The worker is subject to vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
1 H. The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
1 I. The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
1 J. The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.
1 K. The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.
0 L. None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)
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.
Must be able to perform job in hot, humid conditions as needed.