Aquatic Life Support Technician

Organization: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Location: Vallejo, CA, us
Job or Internship: Job

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job description   

The Aquatic Sciences Technician I is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the aquatic animal life support systems (LSS).  

Job Duties:  

  • Follow all policies and procedures of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Animal Care, and the Aquatic Sciences Department. 
  • Adhere to all federal and state guidelines, regulations, and laws.
  • Basic operation of all LSS with some supervision.
  • Conduct rounds of all filtration areas to inspect pumps, motors, generators, chillers, boilers, and other LSS equipment.
  • Basic water testing using correct lab practices and procedures.
  • Supervised addition of chemicals to LSS.
  • Perform basic mechanical, electrical, and plumbing repairs and preventative maintenance with supervision.
  • Maintain communication with Supervisors and other disciplines within the Aquatic Sciences and Animal Care Departments.
  • Use computers for communication, LSS monitoring/operation, reference, and reports/logs.
  • Keep records and inventory.
  • Assist in animal medical procedures.
  • Assist in animal moves and transport operations.
  • Perform educational lectures, underwater dive shows and conduct tours as assigned.
  • Assist in research projects.
  • Participate in the inter- and intra-departmental cross training program.
  • SCUBA dive in fresh and salt water pools and exhibits ranging from 45°F to 82°F to clean and perform maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be physically able to sit, stand, walk, duck, crawl, climb stairs and ladders, work at heights with fall protection, swim, and pass an annual physical exam and stress test.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak in English.
  • Must be able to use mathematics including geometry and algebra.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work days, nights, holidays, and weekends.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to operate vehicles (including but not limited to forklifts, golf carts, cars, trucks).
  • Must possess an open water dive certification from a recognized agency or be able to obtain one within 6 months of hire.
  • Must be able to work with chemicals and follow MSDS.   

Contact name, phone, and email address for more information, if applicable

Mike Muraco – Director of Animal Care –  

Instructions for sending applications with mailing address, fax, and email address as appropriate

All interested applicants may submit a resume to the Director of Animal Care.  Electronic submissions in a Word or PDF format are preferred.    

Mike Muraco

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Animal Care Department

1001 Fairgrounds Drive

Vallejo, CA 94589

Six Flags is an equal opportunity employer.