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The Living Planet Aquarium is an AZA accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides the community with countless educational opportunities to understand and respect our precious Earth and its living ecosystems, from the Utah deserts and mountains, to rain forest habitats, to the planet’s vast oceans. Working at The Living Planet Aquarium is more than just a job, it is purpose-driven work. We need exceptionally talented and hardworking team members to join us on our mission of inspiring people to explore, discover and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, flexible spending account, 401(k) with match, PTO, Holiday Pay, New Child Leave, Aquarium Memberships and passes, and much more.
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Position: Senior Life Support Engineer
Reports To: Director of Animal Husbandry
The Senior Life Support Engineer is responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of all equipment that is associated with live animal exhibits. This includes managing the preventative maintenance of all LSS equipment at LLPA including but not limited to pumps, sand filters, UV, ozone generators and other equipment that is critical to animal health. Duties include writing protocols and procedures, installation of new equipment, scheduling all routine maintenance on aquatic exhibits using approved LLPA protocols, backwashing filters, conducting water changes and the addition of chemicals to maintain water quality to pre-determined standards. This position is also responsible for improving exhibits by modifying existing systems, and installing new equipment. The Senior Life Support Systems Technician will model an outstanding work ethic, be an example of safety and efficiency, and have accountability for equipment health, water quality and animal safety.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge of pumps, filters, fractionators, UV sterilizers, heat exchangers, ozone systems and automated control equipment. Strong demonstrated knowledge of water chemistry and monitoring in an aquarium environment. SCUBA certification from an internationally recognized training association. Ability to work in a team environment and have strong oral and written communication skills. Attention to detail and cleanliness are a must.
Physical Demands of the Job:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following have been identified as physical requirements of the job.
Special Working Conditions:
You will be working around water, salt, power tools, hazardous chemicals, and potentially dangerous animals. Work may be performed at off-site locations, at night and or on weekends. Must be able to work in an industrial work environment including confined spaces and areas with low headroom and difficult access as well as with hazardous chemicals.
While this job description attempts to describe the essential functions of the position, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. It does not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties or responsibilities to this job at any time. The overall work environment while performing this job includes exposure to weather conditions and the noise level is usually moderate. The employee is expected to adhere to all policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to the policies.
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Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
12033 S Lone Peak Parkway
Draper, UT 84020
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium12033 S Lone Peak ParkwayDraper, UT 84020Phone: 8013553474
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