Life Support Systems Technician Living Collections Department

Life Support Systems Technician Living Collections Department

700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, Ca 90037 //

The Life Support Systems Technician is responsible for providing and maintaining the mechanical systems that support proper and healthy environments for the living collections. Additionally, the LSS Technician works closely with the Life Support Systems Manager and Water Laboratory Supervisor to ensure the highest quality of water and proper operation of the closed system exhibits within the Living Collections department.

Functions & Responsibilities

Other Duties & Responsibilities

• Work closely with Life Support System Manager and Water Laboratory Manager to provide complete coordination of aquatic life support system functions.
• Perform inspections, preventative maintenance, routine upkeep, cleaning, and repair of all life support equipment.

Skills & Experience

Knowledge & Skills

• Ability to work productively and accurately with a diverse staff/volunteers both independently and in team settings with strong communication and computer skills.
• Experience operating, maintaining, and building life support systems for marine and freshwater systems.
• Experience and knowledge of pumps, filters, fractionators, UV sterilizers, heat exchangers, ozone systems and automated control equipment.
• Current SCUBA certification from an internationally recognized training association (preferred).
• Basic knowledge of water chemistry sampling and analysis.
• Prior laboratory experience in an academic or professional setting.
• Strong technical writing skills, effective oral communication and problem solving skills are essential.
• Demonstrated ability to work with various computer programs and software related to essential functions of position.
• Must be able to work in an industrial work environment including confined spaces, areas with low headroom and difficult access, and with hazardous chemicals.
• Knowledge of and ability to adhere/enforce OSHA and Cal OSHA standards and proper use of personal protective equipment in an aquarium and lab environment.
• Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and have a flexible schedule. Responds to emergencies as necessary (days, nights, weekends, and holidays).
• Ability to lift, pull, shift, push 50 pounds and work outside in varying weather conditions.
• Attention to detail and great overall workplace cleanliness is mandatory.

Education & Experience

BS/BA degree in related field with 1+ years experience or 3+ years combination of experience and training in similar role, preferably at an AZA-accredited aquarium or comparable institution.

Job Requirements

Physical Requirements

• Ability to lift, pull, shift, push 50 pounds and work outside in varying weather conditions.

Working Conditions

• Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and have a flexible schedule. Responds to emergencies as necessary (days, nights, weekends, and holidays).

Salary & Benefits
Salary: 22.50 -24.50 Per Hour