Life Support Specialist




Organization: New Bedford Buttonwood Park Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: New Bedford, MA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Performs safe operation, maintenance, repair and monitoring of life support systems, which supports the Aquatic Environment Center marine and freshwater exhibits, marine mammals, reptiles, birds and all other site exhibit water features. Conducts water tests and analysis, preventive maintenance, system design and installation. Four years’ paid full time or part time equivalent experience in water treatment, mechanical maintenance or laboratory work; or a degree from an accredited college in Biology or other natural science, plus two years’ experience in the mentioned areas of work. Experience with salt and fresh water systems. Experience with USDA marine mammal standards related to water quality. Knowledge and understanding of water chemistry and water quality parameters, analysis, filtration systems, etc. Good working knowledge of hydraulic/pumping, automated control and filtration/disinfection systems, as well as knowledge of electricity, interpreting values on machinery and gauges. Working knowledge of water filtration systems. Valid Massachusetts driver’s license. Mandatory CORI background check. $36,884 - $46,460. Full job description and application instructions available at www.newbedford-ma.gov. EEO