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Maintenance Technician (Life Support/Water Quality Technician) 

Category Collections/Exhibits  
Position Maintenance Technician (Life Support/Water Quality Technician)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Salary First Step is currently: $17.05/hour with annual step increases as set forth in the Bargaining Unit Agreement/Union contract.  
Description

Brief Summary

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s Collection department is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team. The successful candidate will have extensive experience with saltwater and freshwater life support systems. The successful candidate must have the ability to maintain and/or repair LSS components including ozone generators, pumps and all types of filtration systems and will be responsible for performing water quality testing. Good knowledge of automated control systems is important. Must be adaptable, team orientated, a self-starter requiring little supervision, and able to manage time and resources effectively. The successful candidate is expected to continue to expand their proficiencies and acquire new skills in the maintenance field.

Qualifications: Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year College or technical school and four years’ experience in aquatic animal life support systems or similar industrial processing plant work experience. AALSO certification Level 1 required, Level 2 desired. Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Weekend and holiday work is required. Valid Arizona driver’s license and satisfactory driving record required.

This position does not have a closing date and is considered open until filled; however, it is recommended that all credentials be submitted for consideration as soon as possible. Please understand that if offered a position, you will, as a final condition of employment, be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and provide a 39-month DMV report.

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Position Description

Job Title: Maintenance Technician (Life Support/Water Quality Technician)

Department: General Collections

Reports To: General Curator

Date Prepared: October 11, 2017

Summary

The Life Support/Water Quality Technician shall be responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of all aquatic animal Life Support Systems (LSS) that support Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s aquatic animal exhibits. This position will be responsible for monitoring all phases of aquarium exhibit water treatment processing, water quality, as well as equipment condition and making necessary changes or repairs as needed.

This position will frequently interface with other departments including, Living collections, Maintenance, Veterinarians and animal keepers regarding water quality, LSS process equipment adjustments and needed repairs by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Monitors LSS equipment and processes for normal operation and make changes as needed. Keeps record and modifies system operations.
  • Performs preventative and corrective maintenance as needed to keep LSS equipment in excellent working condition and appearance.
  • Recommends, orders and maintains the stock of required spare parts, tools, and test instruments.
  • Understands and interprets water chemistry reports and results, recommends and carries out corrections.
  • Perform and document water quality.
  • Maintains LSS system logs and records as needed.
  • Interfaces effectively with other departments to maintain the highest quality standards.
  • Follows and maintains all safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintains the highest standard of work area cleanliness at all times.
  • Performs other duties as workload necessitates.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 
Position Requirements

Education/Experience/Knowledge

  • Four year college degree or two year trade school degree is preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of four years’ experience in aquatic animal life support systems or similar industrial processing plant work experience.
  • Must have four years’ experience working with aquatic animals in closed aquarium systems.
  • 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.
  • Must have basic electrical knowledge with circuits <120volts. Experience with electric valve actuators & motor starter/relay circuits is a plus.
  • Must be proficient in use of proper test equipment, hand & power tools, and shop equipment.
  • Must have experience pipe fitting utilizing PVC, Copper and tubing.
  • Must have above average computer skills. Experience with computer monitored system for alarms. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products is a must.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

AALSO Certification Level 1 required or Level 2 desired

Valid Arizona driver’s license and satisfactory driving record required (39-month DMV Report).

Other Requirements

Must be available to work nights, weekends, holidays, and be on call for emergencies.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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The above position description reflects a general overview of the responsibilities, reporting relationships and position requirements for this job classification. It is not intended to be a complete description of all duties and requirements that may be inherent in the position.

 
Open Date 10/13/2017  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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