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The position reports to the Manager of Facility Operations. The Facility Operator is responsible for performing equipment maintenance tasks, cleaning, and general labor pertaining to animal life support systems and building mechanical systems. The ability to make accurate assessments of filter status and the cleaning schedule of filters is essential. Basic operational knowledge of building maintenance and mechanical systems is necessary for this position.

Children's Aquarium Dallas //
Dallas, Texas //
Posted on: September 15, 2022 //
Apply by: September 30, 2022
Application Information: To apply - please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

This position is responsible for operation, maintenance and repair of the Aquarium’s facilities, grounds, and equipment. Schedule and conduct preventative maintenance of equipment, including but not limited to pumps, FCUs, ice machines, water fountains, doors, etc.

The Marine Mammal Center //
Sausalito, CA //
Posted on: September 15, 2022 //
Apply by: November 30, 2022

The Life Support Systems & Facilities Technician is an integral part of the Life Support & Facilities team and will be tasked with the operation and maintenance of The Marine Mammal Center’s building and life support equipment. This position will coordinate the assignments and completion of workforce-generated work orders under the direction of the Director of Life Support Systems & Facilities.
This position works closely with other technicians on daily operations, including but not limited to filter backwashes, system line-up changes and the troubleshooting of faulty Life Support System equipment and is tasked with routine building and equipment maintenance and assists in the coordination of capital projects. This position is part of a rotating uncontrolled standby and work schedule.

Zoo Tampa //
Tampa Florida //
Posted on: September 7, 2022 //
Application Information: To apply please visit the link at ZooTampa.org under careers. For questions email [email protected]

The Life Support Technician is responsible for maintaining and performing maintenance on pumps and life support systems in the Zoo and at off-site structures along with special construction projects and assisting with facilities maintenance when needed.

Aquarium of the Pacific //
Long Beach, CA //
Posted on: September 4, 2022 //
Apply by: September 15, 2022

The Life Support Systems Technician I is responsible for performing daily inspections of all life support systems and components and maintaining all equipment in working order. The individual will handle such tasks as filter back washes, system lineup changes, seawater intake treatment, troubleshoot any faulty systems, and more. This position works a 4-day workweek, and all life support technicians rotate shifts to provide 24-hour coverage, 365 days of the year.

Children's Aquarium Dallas //
Dallas, Texas //
Posted on: September 4, 2022 //
Apply by: September 30, 2022
Application Information: To apply for this position, please send your resume to [email protected]

This position is part of a diverse team that is responsible for creating a memorable and impactful guest experience. As one of the first aquariums to be built in the US, Children’s Aquarium Dallas has a unique history while also showcasing leading edge technology and interesting animals as part of the experience. We are looking for an energetic individual who is passionate about Management and preventative maintenance of all life support system (LSS) equipment, including pumps, sand filters, UV, and other equipment that are critical to animal health. As part of a company that has numerous projects all over the world, there are lots of opportunities for professional growth and travel.

Turtle Back Zoo //
West Orange, NJ //
Posted on: August 23, 2022 //
Apply by: October 3, 2022
Application Information: **QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT RESUMES TO ROBERT JACKSON, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AT [email protected]

Under direction, manages the aquariums and
life support systems for a diverse collection of marine mammals, carnivores, small mammals, reptiles,
elasmobranchs and bony fishes, cephalopods, and reef invertebrates.

St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station //
St. Louis, Missouri //
Posted on: August 23, 2022 //
Apply by: September 19, 2022
Application Information: Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

This position is responsible for the Aquarium’s maintenance/life support team to support the operation, maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment associated with live animal habitats. Management and preventative maintenance of all life support system (LSS) equipment, including but not limited to pumps, sand filters, UV, ozone generators and other equipment that are critical to animal health.

St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station //
St. Louis, MO //
Posted on: August 23, 2022 //
Apply by: September 19, 2022
Application Information: If this is you, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Position Summary
This position is responsible for the Aquarium’s maintenance/life support team to support the operation, maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment associated with live animal habitats. Management and preventative maintenance of all life support system (LSS) equipment, including but not limited to pumps, sand filters, UV, ozone generators and other equipment that are critical to animal health.

Buffalo Zoo //
Buffalo, New York //
Posted on: August 23, 2022 //
Apply by: September 16, 2022
Application Information: Please submit resume and cover letter (no phone calls please) by September 16, 2022 to: [email protected] Buffalo Zoo 300 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214-1999 The Buffalo Zoo is an At Will employer and all Buffalo Zoo employees are subject to employment eligibility and background security checks as well as testing for illegal substance use as allowed by law. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

REQUIREMENTS:
Thorough knowledge of the operation, repair and maintenance of low pressure boilers, pumps, generators, HVAC, and other equipment. Thorough knowledge of the repair of electrical and mechanical fixtures and equipment. Ability to make a variety of skilled mechanical and electrical repairs; ability to read and interpret blueprints and wiring diagrams; ability to maintain routine records and to prepare reports; mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity; initiative and resourcefulness; good physical condition.

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The certification program is on course. The study guide was well done. I believe building confidence in that Level 1 operator through a certification program is the most important objective of AALSO. That Level 1 operator is the future AALSO.

AALSO membership and certification are two criteria I take into account when hiring new life support operators. I want all of the operators at our institution to become certified.

The certification program is great! I personally place a lot of value on this program, and hope to see it continue and expand.