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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Senior Construction & Maintenance Worker (Water Quality) - San Diego Zoo


The Construction & Maintenance Worker will support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance mission of saving species worldwide by performing a variety of skilled and skilled work in the maintenance, construction, alteration, remodeling and repair of organization buildings, facilities, equipment and grounds; and performs related work as required. This position reports to the C&M Life Support Systems Manager.



  • Operates aquatic animal life support systems and water features
  • Operates ozone generator equipment and temperature control systems
  • Keeps all equipment relative to the filtration systems in good working order 
  • Repairs and maintains mechanical systems
  • Vacuums animal habitats
  • Coordinates work with wildlife care specialists and outside contractors as needed
  • Communicates condition of equipment to LSS Manager
  • Responds to emergencies as necessary
  • Making improvement to current water treatment plants
  • Maintains daily logs



Seeking a qualified applicant with experience in the operation of aquatic animal water filtration systems, ozone generation equipment and temperature control systems. General water chemistry and experience in repair and maintenance of mechanical systems is necessary. Duties include operating aquatic animal life support systems, upgrading current water filtration systems and maintaining daily logs. Level 1 AALSO certification is preferred.

This position will require working outdoors, heavy lifting (approximately 50 pounds) and working with hazardous chemicals. Selected candidate will work mostly in the area of their specific craft, but will be expected to assist in other construction and maintenance duties. A good driving and valid California driver license is required. Applicants must be available for work any of the seven days of the week, approximately 40 hours per week. This position requires successful completion of physical ability test.


Three years of full time experience as an aquatic animal life support operator



  • Education, training, and/or experience as a journey-level the essential functions, knowledge and skills outlined
  • A current and valid California driver license in good standing is required



  • Methods, practices and procedures in one or more of the building and construction trades
  • Tools, equipment and materials used in one or more of the building and construction trades
  • Work and material estimating
  • General water chemistry
  • Safely and properly handle and operate the tools and equipment used in the assigned building and construction trade(s)
  • Recognize and discriminate between colors and/or sounds
  • Make simple arithmetic calculations
  • Understand and carry out instructions
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with others in a diverse environment
  • Understand, interpret and work from blueprints/drawings
  • Competently perform the duties of one or more of the building and construction trades outlined

How to Apply

Senior Construction & Maintenance Worker (Water Quality) - San Diego Zoo - Career Portal (

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA

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