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Under direction of the Director of Operations at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, responsible for all aspects of facilities maintenance for the Aquarium. Participate as a member of the Aquarium leadership with all Aquarium department heads. Oversee all aspects of plumbing systems, carpentry and electrical requirements, pumps, etc. Supervise building maintenance and contract custodial staff. Ensure continuous routine and specialized upkeep of facility including painting, carpeting, flooring, door hardware, etc. Design and implement installation of special aquarium equipment and life support systems. Coordinate with UCSD and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) maintenance staff and outside contractors for major repairs. Serve as liaison with UCSD's Facilities Design and Construction (FD&C) and Facilities Maintenance offices. Work with Aquarium and Campus leadership to develop plans for new exhibits, deferred maintenance and Aquarium expansion. Review proposed plans and architectural drawings, assess feasibility and ensure proposed plans meet the aquarium's needs. Work with FD&C and planning representatives to determine and recommend cost-saving measures and cost effective procedures for aquarium projects. Responsible for long-term budgeting for all aspects of facilities management and staffing. Responsible for planning of preventative maintenance and execution of modifications to the facility, or supervision of such when performed by outside sources. Responsible for all purchasing conducted by facilities maintenance unit, including building materials for improvements. Responsible for safety and security of facility, related to on-site visitors and after-hours security and staffing. Respond to emergency situations involving seawater, plumbing, electrical and other potentially hazardous conditions. Coordinate multi-unit needs, addressing capabilities and limitations of the facility and staffing, ensuring the safety and security of the patrons during numerous promotions, events, and exhibits. Develop RFP's for services, such as custodial services and manage contracts.
position closes 4/5/17
Birch Aquarium at Scripps2300 Expedition wayLa Jolla, CA 92037
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