Aquatics Life Support Maintenance Worker

Organization: Oregon Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Portland, OR, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Application deadline: July 8, 2013

Entry rate: $20.79; 6 months: $22.10; 18 months: $23.49; 30 months: $24.97; 42 months: $26.54/hour

Aquatic Life Support Maintenance focuses on journey level multi-skill responsibilities and specialty related functions pertaining to aquatic life support. Also supports/maintains other zoo equipment (pressure washers, vacuums, hoses, etc.) used for diving and responds to mechanical problems arising during dives. Supervision is received from the Facility Operations Manager. May receive specific instruction on particular assignments from the Maintenance Lead. May act as lead over seasonal, temporary, contractor or other positions.

Owned and operated by Metro Regional Government, the zoo has an annual attendance of over 1.6 million visitors and an annual budget of over $42 million. The zoo is located along the MAX light rail line, just five minutes from downtown Portland. The Oregon Zoo is home to over 2000 animal specimens representing 279 species of amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates and mammals. The Zoo, through its affiliate Oregon Zoo Foundation, maintains a membership base of over 48,000 active members and has one of the largest zoo volunteer programs in the country.

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