Scope of Position
Under the direct supervision of the Water Quality Manager, the Water Quality Technician is responsible for the preventative maintenance of all water and filtration systems within animal and public areas.
– Consult and coordinate with curatorial staff, veterinary staff and appropriate zookeepers and aquarists to achieve the highest quality of animal care through management of water quality.
– Operate, troubleshoot, maintain and repair life support and other public water systems.
– Maintains a documented system of ….; implements a system of …..
– Conduct daily and weekly water quality tests and adding chemicals as appropriate.
– Inspect every pump room every day to determine the pump status and to correct any deficiencies that are found.
– Daily visual inspection of all water systems – address issues as necessary and/or escalate deficiencies found to WQ Manager in a timely manner
– Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements.
– Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.
– Must be able to follow water flow direction and be able to back flush all water systems.
– Must be able to describe in detail the deficiency that is found. (Stellar communication).
– Assist with cleaning pools as directed.
– Assist with record keeping and communication with the city work orders
– Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
May be asked to perform other related or non-related duties as assigned in order to achieve the goals and mission of the Zoo
The schedule will include weekdays, holidays and weekends and/or evenings.