Facilities/Maintenance Manager

Organization: The Houston Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Houston Zoo is currently accepting applications for FACILITIES/MAINTENANCE MANAGER. For consideration, please submit resumes to careers@houstonzoo.org.


Supervises and coordinates the daily activities of personnel engaged in light construction, installation, repair and maintenance. Strong background in construction and project management preferred. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and comply with the policy on driving


-Supervises a crew engaged in light construction, installation, repair, and general maintenance activities.

-Coordinates and monitors status of work orders; estimates, requests, and purchases materials and equipment needed for work assignments; and estimates labor costs.

-Establishes work assignments and schedules, supervises crews work activities, and ensures crew safety.

-Compiles, prepares and submits required reports.

-Works with the animal staff to co-coordinate projects and ensure that staff is prepared when projects are on-going in their area.

-Responds to emergencies in a timely and efficient manner.

-Works with the special events department to co-coordinate required needs for events.

-Inspects quality of work performed by crews and prepares reports concerning the work.

-Assists with the hiring, selection, evaluation and training of crewmembers, and for establishing work standards and procedures and in evaluating results.

-Oversees inspection and maintenance of work vehicles and equipment, including lubrication and washing.

-Observes safety regulations and ensures that field crews do the same.

-Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, liberal arts or construction or closely related area of study is highly desirable. Excellent customer service and construction background required.


-Five years of experience in facilities maintenance, construction management is required.

-Experience in purchasing and receiving is also highly desirable

-Bilingual a plus


-Supervises a staff of approximately twenty persons.