Craftsman Aide - Exhibits (Temporary)

Organization: The Chicago Zoological Society (AZA Member)
Location: Brookfield, IL, Country
Job or Internship: Job

Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo is known throughout the world as a leader in animal welfare and conservation but the institution is also Illinois’ most popular cultural attraction.* Our beautiful park like setting has an amazing 216 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, the Discovery Center and Pavilions provide indoor and outdoor event facilities, delicious food options at three major restaurants, and over 20 different animal exhibits. * Brookfield Zoo is the most popular cultural attraction in the state of Illinois that actively monitors its attendance. The Craftsman Aide - Exhibits (Carpentry) (Temporary) position contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by performing skilled and semi-skilled craftsman duties throughout the park in order to maintain and improve Society physical facilities in support of the Society’s goals to be financial sustainable, provide a safe, enjoyable, and aesthetically pleasing experience for guests, to assure satisfactory physical environments for the animals, and satisfactory workspaces for staff. Ensures exhibits and facilities are functional, in a well-maintained state, and support the Society’s communication objectives.Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Perform skilled and semi-skilled crafts duties throughout the park with direct guidance. Assure work performed meets section standards, client specifications, applicable codes and standards, and program goals and is aesthetically pleasing to guests. This includes routine craftsman tasks, as well as those associated with preventative maintenance, special repair projects, capital construction, special events, emergency and safety, unanticipated special repairs, unanticipated capital projects and overhead as directed. Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships and work cooperatively with peers, managers, and clients. Adhere to Plant & Facilities section's quality control standards. Ensure all work performed meets set standards and specifications and complies with established quality control standards. Perform duties associated with the section's overhead operating program including following the Labor Allocation Sheet system and completing daily labor allocation sheets, with direct guidance, attending and participating in meetings as assigned. Follow the section's Standard Operating Procedures and carry out associated tasks, as directed, including equipment and shop maintenance, inventory and purchasing, facility surveys and utility locations. Participate in the section's emergency response and animal welfare programs as assigned.Other related duties as assigned. Position Requirements:High school diploma or equivalent required.Participation in a relevant, accredited training program or 1-2 years relevant experience at the journeyman level in work group field.Ability to read, write and perform all required math commensurate with field of responsibility. Familiarity with relevant codes related to field preferred.Must be able to perform all tasks related to field and possess skills in related fields.May require specialty training, certifications, licenses and/or experience in a specific skill area(s) depending on the position or work assignment, such as, but not limited to: carpentry, painting, welding, plumbing, HVAC, electric/water/gas, and/or life support systems.Ability to work in a team-oriented fashion.Good communications and interpersonal skills.Valid driver’s license required. Illinois residents must possess a valid Illinois license within 90 days of hire. Valid out-of-state license required for out-of-state residents. One or more of the following licensures may be required: Valid "C" or "B" (CDL) Driver's License. Spanish fluency a plus, but not required.This is a full-time temporary position. The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Women / Veterans / Disabled.If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center at to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile to Requisition: #399BR.