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Jacksonville Zoological Society

Life Support Operator

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking a Life Support Operator to join our facilities team. This position reports to the Facilities Manager and is responsible for operation, preventative maintenance, routine and emergency repairs on all life support equipment. This equipment includes pumps, filtration systems, valves, ozone generating systems, Ultra-violet light systems, heating and cooling systems, and water testing. 

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in water filtration is required. Previous experience in general water chemistry is also required.   Certification in Aquatic Life Support Systems and two years’ experience in an aquarium or zoo is strongly preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Candidates must be available to work a flexible work schedule that may at times include varying shifts, weekends and holidays.  Physical requirements include the ability to traverse zoo grounds on foot, work in adverse weather conditions, must be able to lift to 75 pounds without difficulty, bend, climb, kneel, stand and walk for long periods of time, lift overhead, and operate a motorized vehicle. 

In addition to the salary, this position includes a complete benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance for the employee, paid time off, a retirement savings plan, discounts at the zoo, zoo membership and uniforms. 


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Jacksonville Zoological Society
Jacksonville, FL

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