Life Support Systems and Water Quality Keeper 1

Organization: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Powell, OH, United States
Job or Internship: Job

We’re accepting applications for a full-time LSS and Water Quality Keeper to operate, maintain, and repair the Animal Care Department’s life support and water quality systems. Leading candidates will possess the following:

• Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, biology or related field

• Six months experience as LSS/Water Quality Technician

• Experience in the maintenance of aquariums, aquatic life support systems, and use of water quality testing equipment

• Thorough understanding of biological, mechanical, and chemical filtration systems including; ozone mechanics, ORP, chlorine injection, biological filters, rapid sand filters, and the ability to trouble shoot these types of systems

• Skills in LSS plumbing, minor electrical, fiberglass repair, and light carpentry

• Knowledge of spectrophotometers (e.g. HACH) and multiprobe mini-sonde (e.g. hydrolab, YSI)

• Diving experience

• Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings, weekends, and holidays.

When you work at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, you are not only part of a GREAT team, but you are helping to protect wildlife in wild places. We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits, and OPERS retirement. View the online application here: Deadline to apply is Friday, November 22, 2013. Equal Opportunity Employer