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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Maintenance Technician-Wildlife Safari Park

Job Title: Maintenance Technician (Located at Wildlife Safari, 16406 292nd St, Ashland, NE 68003) 

FLSA Status: Non-exempt 

Hours: Full-time 



Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is seeking a Maintenance Technician at the Wildlife Safari Park (WSP) to provide maintenance and repair of buildings, vehicles and equipment. This position reports directly to the WSP Superintendent.  


Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to): 

  • General maintenance of all vehicles and equipment. 

  • Minor electrical and plumbing in all buildings. 

  • Upkeep and organization of maintenance building. 

  • Construction of multiple projects like fence building, corrals, etc. 

  • Operate and maintain a variety of mechanical tools. 

  • Operate a variety of heavy equipment to include bobcat, backhoe, front end loader and other types of equipment. 

  • Monitor and maintain preventative maintenance records and logs. 

  • Assist when needed with certain animal procedures. 


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age. 

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED. 

  • General construction skills. 

  • Knowledge of safe work practices. 

  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance for buildings, vehicles and equipment. 

  • Ability to work and communicate with all levels of employees and public. 

  • Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision. 

All candidates are required to pass a pre-employment background check, drug test, negative TB test, Covid-19 test, and possess a valid driver’s license with a good history. 


Working Conditions and Physical Effort: 

  • Will sometimes work extended/odd hours including weekends and holidays. 

  • Must be able to stand, sit, kneel, bend, twist, reach above head and climb. 

  • Will lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds using safe and proper lifting methods. 

  • Exposure and ability to work in all weather conditions in required. 


Employee Benefits: 

Eligible employees at the Wildlife Safari Park are provided a wide range of benefits. Throughout the hiring process we will provide you with more benefit details and which ones apply to your role. 


  • 401(k) savings plan. 

  • Flexible spending account. 

  • Medical insurance. 

  • Dental insurance. 

  • Vision insurance. 

  • Employee assistance program. 

  • Life insurance. 

  • Long-term disability. 

  • Voluntary term life insurance. 

  • Vacation, sick leave, holiday and paid-time off (PTO) accrual. 

  • Uniforms are provided. 

  • Free annual tickets for rides. 

Part-Time (the benefits below also apply to full-time staff) 

  • Free Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park membership for you and your immediate family. 

  • Employee discounts. 

  • Behind-the-scenes sneak peek at new exhibits. 




The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.  


Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC. 

How to Apply

To apply, please go to:

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
3701 S 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Phone: 4027338401

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