Maintenance Technician

Organization: Brevard Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Melbourne, FL, Country
Job or Internship: Job

Basic Function:

Performs, but not limited to, the general maintenance and upkeep of the zoo


• Perform general maintenance duties including but not limited to electrical repairs and modification, plumbing repair and modification, carpentry, painting, drywall repair, masonry repair and modification, automotive and equipment repair, welding, minor air conditioning repair, tool and equipment repair, lock repair and maintenance.

• Operate tractors, loaders and other heavy equipment

• Operate power tools and related safety equipment.

• Follow preventative maintenance programs

• Report to supervisor the need for materials and supplies to complete given assignments.

• Help set-up and break down at special event functions and after hours parties.

• Work with outside contractors and/or volunteer crews as needed.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• A minimum of four years of construction and/or maintenance of animal facilities experience involving the major building trades.

• Operate power tools and related safety equipment.

• Knowledge of complex plumbing, electrical, carpentry repairs/maintenance.

• Knowledge of pumps and motors repair..

• Basic computer skills necessary for daily operations.

• Must be a high school graduate, or have a GED. College, vocational or technical school studies desirable.

Americans with Disability (ADA) specifications:

The physical demands that are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the individual to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs. Balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk to hear, taste or smell. The employee must occasionally and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The overall work environment while performing this job includes exposure to weather conditions and the noise level is usually moderate.

The employee is expected to adhere to all policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to the policies.

To apply, please send your resume to Jackie Fisher, Human Resources Director, at Applications are available on the zoo website at and can be scanned and e-mailed or dropped off in person at 8225 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL.

No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until January 5, 2014.