Maintenance Technician - General Maintenance

Organization: Phoenix Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Phoenix Zoo is currently looking for a Maintenance Technician to perform skilled work involving HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, installation, preventative maintenance and construction of exhibits. This will include gates, fences, cages, and various other equipment throughout zoo, and ongoing monitoring of the overall condition of equipment and systems. The General Maintenance Technician will be completing routine scheduled maintenance, preventative maintenance, and requests for maintenance coming through our operations work order request electronic system.

Minimum requirements for this position include a degree, trade school diploma, or license, and 5 years’ experience in zoo, campus, industrial maintenance, or construction with experience and/or basic knowledge of all types of maintenance including HVAC, plumbing; equipment including operation of backhoes, skid steer loaders and forklifts; carpentry and electrical systems. An ideal candidate will be familiar with preventative maintenance programs, safety, and practices, be familiar with OSHA regulations with regard to maintenance and safety, skilled in interpreting schematic drawings, charts and technical instructions, have knowledge of the application and use of equipment such as saws, torches, grinders, meters, gauges, etc. Must be a cooperative team player and be able to work occasional weekend days, late evenings on occasion and holidays. All Phoenix Zoo employees are required to pass pre-employment background checks including a drug test, this position will also require annual TB testing a valid driver’s license.

The Phoenix Zoo was born of a spirit of community and the efforts of a small group of dedicated volunteers, and carefully nurtured through the support of millions. We have enjoyed a truly remarkable first 50+ years. Come be a part of our next 50 years and inspire millions more, connecting guests with the natural world in new and fascinating ways. A cultural destination and a conservation organization, the Phoenix Zoo is now home to more than 1,400 animals, including 30 species that are endangered or threatened. Our Maintenance team has been instrumental in our exhibit design, creating spaces that work for the animals as well as our guests.

This full time position has a minimum starting hourly wage of $16.00 DOE, and comes with our full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match and generous PTO.

To view a more complete description and list of requirements and to apply for this position, please visit the Phoenix Zoo job page at:

Résumés are not accepted for any Zoo position without an accompanying application. While postings may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from The Phoenix Zoo job page it is closed and we will no longer accept applications.

The Phoenix Zoo is an EEOE/ADA employer.