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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Maintenance Apprentice

Ambassador Commitment: Create meaningful connections and inspire actions that will have a lasting impact on conservation.  

Responsibilities: Under general supervision, is responsible for performing semi-skilled maintenance and construction work, while ensuring a clean and safe work station/environment.  Duties will vary and can include assignments for routine inspection and general repair, maintenance, and preventative maintenance on a variety of structures, animal enclosures/exhibits, walkways, interior facilities, equipment, etc.  Will assist/apprentice a specialty (HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry) or general technician on major work projects, to build skill set. Will cross train in all areas of facilities maintenance. May be required to operate hand/power tools and medium to heavy mechanical equipment to complete assignments.  Must be available to work overtime, as needed. This position will be evaluated annually and has an opportunity for advancement as performance, abilities, and skill sets develop.

Experience Required

High school graduate with a minimum of one to two years of relevant work experience in general maintenance required; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be able to work independently and work well with a team on a variety of tasks and priorities. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and possess knowledge of current computer applications. Must possess or be eligible for a valid S.C. driver's license.

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Riverbanks Zoo offers a generous benefits package including medical insurance, paid holidays/vacation/sick time, state retirement plan, and more.



How to Apply

Please submit your application via the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden website:

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC 29210

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