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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


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.