Life Support Systems Technician

Life Support Systems Technician

Aquarium at the Boardwalk //
Branson, Missouri //
Apply by: April 30, 2024
Application Information: Interested candidates should email resumes to [email protected]

Reporting to our Director of Life Support Systems, the LSS Technician is a key member of our team with primary responsibility for maintaining and repairing marine aquatic life support systems and building plumbing and piping in both the 46,000-square-foot-aquarium attraction and nearby 10,000-square-foot quarantine facility. This includes pumps, piping, filtration, disinfectant processes, and control systems.

Functions & Responsibilities

Essential Functions

• Works with Director of LSS, Lead LSS, and Husbandry Department to establish and maintain environments conducive to the health and well-being of all animals in the collection.
• Repairs Life Support Systems. This includes water filters, ozone generation and treatment, chlorine dosing equipment, UV sterilization, protein fractionators and associated computer controls.
• Repairs pumps, filters, valves, and actuators.
• Provides adequate amounts of prepared saltwater for all animal enclosures.
• Participates in LSS preventative maintenance program, including monitoring all filtration systems and water parameters.
• Maintains operational data logs on all water systems.
• Assists staff and visitors as needed in a pleasant, professional, and courteous manner.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

    • Previous experience with large-scale aquatic life support and filtration systems in a zoo or aquarium setting.
    • General understanding of mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration as it applies to aquarium systems.
    • Knowledge of automated controls, pneumatics, electro-mechanical and electrooptical devices and methods is preferred.
    • Ability to read blueprints, schematic drawings, diagrams, P&ID’s and make necessary corrections and changes.
    • Good computer and professional communication skills, and the ability to operate all required Microsoft office and building controls equipment.
    • Ability to interact in a positive and timely manner with colleagues, vendors, and guests.
    • Ability to work flexible hours, weekends, and holidays.
    • Ability to be on call 24 hours a day as a part of a departmental on call rotation.
    • Basic knowledge of saltwater chemistries.
    • Basic plumbing, mechanical, and electrical skills.
    • Basic swimming ability.
    • Four-year college degree or two-year trade school degree is preferred.
Skills & Experience
Job Requirements

Physical Requirements

• Mental – Requires a high degree of attention and concentration to read and interpret designs, specifications, and schematic drawings.
• Physical – Requires walking/standing approximately 50% of time; sitting approximately 20% of time; lifting up to 80 lbs. approximately 10% of time; stooping, forward bending and crouching approximately 20% of time.
• Environmental – Requires capability of performing essential job functions in an outside environment unprotected from severe weather conditions, on construction sites where hazardous materials and activities generally require special precautions, in mechanical equipment rooms where spaces are small and tight, and in an office environment with climate-control and good lighting.
• Manual Dexterity – Requires ability to operate computers and other general office equipment, and to operate tools used for maintenance, construction and repair.
• Audible – Requires the ability to verbally communicate with employees, distributors, and technical professionals in person and via telephone.
• Visual – Requires the ability to operate office equipment including computers and read written instructions, blueprints and other documentation

Salary & Benefits
Salary: Range is $38,000-$45,000
At Aquarium at the Boardwalk, we have a deep commitment to the animals that are in our care and a passion for creating a uniquely fun environment for our Guests. Since opening on November 23, 2020, visitors have been thrilled to connect with more than 200 species of fish and invertebrates in 300,000+ gallons of saltwater, encompassing 36 exhibits and touch pools.
Located in the heart of Branson, MO’s Entertainment District, the Aquarium has already become a popular year-round draw for this tourist destination that welcomes 8.5 million travelers per year. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the Ozark Mountains region for its lakes, waterfalls, trails, caves, and parks.
The community is also known for its safe and affordable lifestyle, with housing costs at 23.5% less than the national average.

• Competitive salary based on experience – Range is $38,000-$45,000
• Annual bonus up to 10% of salary based on Living Our Core Values
• Paid Vacation & Sick Time
• Company pays 100% cost of employee’s health insurance premium.
• Option to add family members to insurance.
• Affordable vision and dental insurance available.
• 401(k) Plan with Dollar-for-Dollar Company Match up to 4% (After 1 Yr. Employment)
• Employees may use up to $1,500 per year to experience and learn new things (Explore!).
• $10,000 life insurance policy & long term disability insurance fully paid by the company.
• Participation in professional industry organizations and ongoing education
• Uniform shirts and jackets
• Free Tickets to the Aquarium & Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center for friends & family
• Free Tickets to other area attractions for you and your family
Aquarium at the Boardwalk is the latest addition to Kuvera Partners’ portfolio of attractions.
Founded in 1965, Kuvera Partners is a privately held corporation that has built and operates 14 attractions in four tourist markets across the U.S. We credit our 50+ year track record of success to our strong core values, as well as to our ability to consistently deliver memorable immersive experiences at a great value. At Kuvera, we “Roll Up Our Sleeves” every day and “Make it Fun” for our Team Members and Guests. We take care of each other, and we never stop innovating.