Life Support Systems Techician

Life Support Systems Techician

Wonders of Wildlife //
Springfield, MO //
Posted on: June 27, 2019 //

We are seeking a dynamic Life Support Systems Technician to join our team! This individual will be programing, operating, repairing, maintaining and monitoring all marine and freshwater aquatic life support systems including pumps, piping, filtration, disinfectant processes and control systems.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair Life Support Systems; including water filters, ozone generation and treatment, chlorine dosing equipment, UV sterilization, protein fractionators and associated computer controls.

Works with LSS Manager, Facilities Manager, and Life Sciences, Water Quality and Veterinary departments to maintain an environment conducive to the health and well-being of all animals within the WOW Collection.

Ensure adequate amounts of prepared freshwater and saltwater is available for all animal enclosures.

Responsible for updating, and performing the LSS preventative maintenance program, including monitoring all filtration systems and water parameters.

Operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair pumps, filters, valves, and actuators.

Responsible for providing adequate means to fulfill repair maintenance for the Life Support Systems by maintaining adequate spare parts and special tool inventories.

Work closely with the Life Support Systems Manager and Facilities Manager to perform standard operating procedures and operation sequences for LSS systems, plumbing and piping.

Maintain operational data logs on all water systems.

Mentors and trains less experienced staff in all aspects of the Life Support Systems.

Assist staff and visitors as needed in a pleasant, professional and courteous manner.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

Requires experience with large-scale aquatic life support and filtration systems preferably in a zoo or aquarium.

Must have a good understanding of mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration as it applies to aquarium systems.

Requires knowledge of automated controls, pneumatics, electro-mechanical and electro-optical devices and methods. Experience with RCK control systems preferred.

Requires ability to read blueprints, schematic drawings and diagrams, P&ID’s.

Requires good computer and professional communication skills, and the ability to operate all required Microsoft office and building controls equipment.

Experience with Trane systems preferred.

Thorough knowledge of freshwater and saltwater chemistries.

Basic plumbing, mechanical, and electrical skills.

Basic swimming ability.

Job Requirements
Salary & Benefits