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Kansas City Zoo

RIDES MECHANIC (FULL TIME)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision, the Rides Mechanic is responsible for the daily repair, maintenance and restoration of all Zoo rides, including the tram, train, carousel, Sky Safari and boat.
 
 
POSITION DUTIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Duties
Percentage
Responsible for repairs and periodic maintenance of all Zoo rides, including tram, train and tracks, carousel, Sky Safari and boat.
80%
Responsible for assisting with the daily opening of rides, including testing and safety checks.
10%
Assists Fleet Services Manager with various aspects of implementing and executing the department’s preventive maintenance program.
10%
 
*This position may at times be requested to perform other duties or special projects as assigned, which are in the best interest of the Kansas City Zoo.
 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. EDUCATION & FORMAL TRAINING:
    1. High school diploma or equivalent required.
    2. Trade school certification/diploma in automotive related area preferred.
  2. EXPERIENCE:
    1. Minimum 3 years’ automotive experience required.
    2. Comprehensive and working knowledge of automotive systems, including small gas engines.
    3. Previous experience with amusement park rides preferred.
  1. OTHER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    1. Must have valid driver’s license.
    2. Must be able to lift 75 pounds.
    3. Must be able to work at heights.
    4. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays and evening hours, in all weather extremes.
    5. Must pass a background and drug screening.
    6. Must be vaccinated or agree to become vaccinated for COVID-19, to work safely with staff and the animals under the Zoo’s care.

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Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Drive
Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 595-1234

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