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This position requires a dedicated individual who will take direction in overseeing all life support systems within the aquarium. Applicant must have thorough understanding of aquarium water chillers, heat exchangers, UV and ozone systems, reverse osmosis, fractionators, plumbing application, pumps, motors and filtration equipment. Applicant must have the ability to troubleshoot complex water treatment and filtration systems, both saltwater and freshwater. This position requires an individual with a high degree of professional experience in a broad range of specialty areas as well as proven leadership, effective training, excellent teamwork, and the ability to demonstrate leadership by example. Priorities for this position include fostering a positive work and team atmosphere, attention to animal health, exhibit excellence, and stellar experience.
Four-year college degree or two-year trade school degree or equivalent experience.
A valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Certification from a recognized SCUBA training organization may be required.
Must have a minimum of three years’ experience in aquatic animal life support systems or similar work experience.
Must have three years’ experience working with aquatic animals in closed aquarium systems including both fish and marine mammals or equivalent.
Must have a working knowledge of freshwater & seawater chemistry and how it pertains to aquatic animals.
Must have the ability to repair LSS or similar industrial mechanical plant equipment including ozone generators, centrifugal pumps, heat exchangers, air compressors, automated control systems, and all types of filtration systems including sand filters and protein skimmers.
Ability to conduct vacuuming, backwashing, filter maintenance, and temperature monitoring.
Must be available to be called in for emergencies.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug testing and background investigation.
Allergies related to animals or plants, which might interfere with ability to work, must be controlled by medications or protective equipment.
Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Able to spend most of the workday walking/standing in aquarium public spaces.
Some assignments will require the ability to work at elevated heights, move moderate to heavy objects, use power tools, operate heavy equipment.
While performing the duties of this job the team member is required to stand for long periods of time, as well as walk.
Employee will be exposed to large pools of water.
Employee must be able to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is frequently required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb stairs, or crawl.
Employee is required to frequently talk and hear.
Employee must occasionally lift or move, carry, push, or pull up to 50lb.
Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
Must be able to take directional cues directly or indirectly.
No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance and agility of movement which might interfere with ability to work.
Must be able to work in an environment where the noise level may be loud at.
Ability to work in all weather conditions, including occasional extreme hot or cold, and wet and/or humid conditions.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Free entry into all attractions & team discounts
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OdySea Aquarium9500 East Vía de VenturaScottsdale, AZ 85256Phone: (480) 291-8000
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