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South Carolina Aquarium

Maintenance Technician

Join the South Carolina Aquarium Family located along the pristine Charleston Harbor!


Responsible for safely conducting general maintenance and repair including plumbing, electrical, mechanical, painting, drywall, and other facilities systems.  Takes part in new exhibit design and construction as needed.  Assists other maintenance technicians and other departments in various assignments as needed.  Required to work weekends, overtime where needed, and after normal working hours where needed.


  • Adhere to the South Carolina Aquarium Policies.
  • Troubleshoot, plan, and perform all tasks necessary to modify, dismantle, repair, overhaul and rebuild all types of difficult and complicated mechanical plumbing systems for the building and life support systems.  Including fresh and salt water supply, waste water, HVAC, chilled water plant, hot water plant, etc. 
  • Troubleshoot and repair minor electrical and electronics systems.
  • Identify improvement projects and submit plan of action.
  • Performs preventative maintenance tasks as needed.
  • Able to work flexible hours throughout the week.  May be called on after-hours for emergency work.
  • Must be able to operate a company vehicle while meeting company insurance eligibility requirements
  • Drywall, spackle, and paint throughout the aquarium as needed.
  • Maintains outstanding housekeeping standards.
  • Maintains workshop equipment properly.
  • Capable of using appropriate administrative tools to keep accurate maintenance records.
  • Assists internal and external staff as needed.


  • Support the mission by participating in Aquarium sponsored programs and events on a regular basis.
  • Support Husbandry and Facilities staff in assignments as needed.


  • Proficient in all MS Office Products including:  Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
  • Basic soldering skills.
  • Basic Plumbing Skills
  • Skilled in Sheetrock finishing and painting.
  • Understands proper use of industrial tools and equipment.
  • Understands plumbing layouts and design.  Conform to all mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection codes.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Effective communicator.


  • High School Diploma or GED


  • Valid Driver’s License.


  • N/A

Diversity Statement - Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and those with lived experience with racism and/or misogynoir are encouraged to apply for this role.

Experience Required

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry or Controls experience required.


Rich benefits, generous PTO, subsidized parking


$15-$19 / hourly, commensurate with experience and education

How to Apply


South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 8435798549

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