Life Support Technician

Life Support Technician

Odysea Aquarium //
Scottsdale, Arizona //
Application Information: Joe Martin- LSS Manager

This position requires a dedicated individual who will take direction from the Supervisor, Manager, Director and/or General Manager in overseeing all water quality systems within the aquarium. Must have experience with advanced water chemistry analysis techniques. Applicant must have thorough understanding of aquarium water chillers, heat exchangers, UV and ozone systems, reverse osmosis, fractionators, plumbing application, pumps, motors and filtration equipment. Applicant must have the ability to troubleshoot complex water treatment and filtration systems, both saltwater and freshwater. This position requires an individual with a high degree of professional experience in a broad range of specialty areas as well as proven leadership, effective training, and excellent teamwork by demonstrating leadership by example. Priorities for this position include fostering a positive work and team atmosphere, attention to animal health, exhibit excellence, and visitor experience.

Functions & Responsibilities
Skills & Experience

Education & Experience

Must have three years’ experience working with aquatic animals in closed aquarium systems including both fish and marine mammals.

Must have a working knowledge of freshwater & seawater chemistry and how it pertains to aquatic animals.

Must have a minimum of three years’ experience in aquatic animal life support systems or similar industrial processing plant work experience.

Job Requirements

Physical Requirements

Employee must occasionally lift or move, carry, push, or pull up to 50 lb.
The noise level in the work environment may be loud at times.
Ability to stand for long periods of time, as well as walk.
Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Ability to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb stairs, or crawl.
No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance and agility of movement which might interfere with ability to work.
Specific vision requirement for this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
Must be able to take directional cues directly or indirectly.
Ability to work in an environment that may be loud at times.
Ability to work in all weather conditions, including occasional extreme hot or cold, and wet and/or humid conditions.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary & Benefits
Salary: $19 to $21