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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Escondido, United States Posted: May 17, 2024

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a nonprofit international conservation leader, committed to inspiring a passion for nature and creating a world where all life thrives. Empowering people from around the globe to support our mission to conserve wildlife through innovation and partnerships, we support cutting-edge conservation, and bring the stories of our work back to our two world-famous front doors — the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving millions of guests, in person and virtually, the opportunity to experience conservation in action. The deep and extensive knowledge gained from more than a century of experience in wildlife care, health, veterinary services, nutrition and conservation makes us invaluable in the global effort to save species. Our team members play a crucial role in driving our conservation efforts forward and bringing us closer to a world where all life thrives.

  • The Construction & Maintenance Worker will support San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s mission of saving species worldwide by performing a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance, construction, alteration, remodeling and repair of organization buildings, facilities, equipment and grounds; and performs related work as required.
  • This position reports to the Lead Construction and Maintenance Worker or C&M Supervisor/Manager. 
  • Perform a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties of moderate difficulty in the maintenance, repair and construction of organization buildings, facilities, grounds and equipment
  • Adheres to all SDZWA and department policies and practices
  • Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards
  • Performs additional duties as required
  • Methods, practices and procedures in one or more of the building and construction trades
  • Tools, equipment and materials used in one or more of the building and construction trades
  • Work and material estimating
  • Safely and properly handle and operate the tools and equipment used in the assigned building and construction trade(s)
  • recognize and discriminate between colors and/or sounds
  • Keep records
  • Make simple arithmetic calculations
  • Understand and carry out instructions
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with others in a diverse environment
  • Understand, interpret and work from blueprints and drawings 
  • Plumbing/Sprinkler and Irrigation Systems
  • Repairs and installs plumbing fixtures; installs and repairs sprinkler and irrigation systems
  • Installs and repairs water and gas lines
  • Installs waste lines
  • Prepares pipe and fittings for installation
  • Installs rough plumbing 
Equipment Operation:
  • Operates and drives a variety of heavy, medium, and light duty motorized vehicles, such as trucks, forklifts, skiploaders, graders, back hoes, water and dump trucks, etc., in the performance of such functions as brush control, erosion control, moving and relocating large rocks and boulders, road and parking lot grading, hauling, firebreak construction, and trenching
  • Services, cleans and maintains equipment
  • Sets fixtures, moves vents and routes plumbing; reinstalls fixtures; prepares tools and other plumbing equipment for use
  • Assures plumbing tools and equipment are properly maintained and in safe working order
  • Tests back-flow devices
  • Keeps maintenance and other records as required
  • Unplugs sewage and waste lines
  • Installs, repairs, maintains, and services sprinkler system 
  • Replaces air filters and belts on Air Handlers in Attics and T-Bar Ceilings
  • Climbs ladders with tool bag and equipment, inside and outside of buildings
  • Handles 50lbs refrigerant bottles (lift on to roofs)and Recovery equipment onto roof
  • Crawls into air handlers to replace components (Motors, Pulleys)
  • Handles Refrigerant Install, maintain and repair Room Air-conditioning  systems
  • Installs, maintain and repair Gas fired Boilers
  • Installs, maintain and repair commercial Reach-In Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Installs, maintain and repair refrigeration equipment (Compressor, Condenser Motor, Coils)
  • Installs HVAC Ducting
  • Performs brazing, soldering, pipefitting, welding and sheet metal fabrication
  • Operates Forklifts and Scissor lifts
  • Rigs equipment
  • Cleans Coils with Hose and Cleaner Applicator  
  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
Be an ally for wildlife by joining our team!
  • At San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, we thrive on celebrating our differences.
  • Diversity is vital for the benefit of our team members, our guests, our community, and our wildlife.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.
  • If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.
  • As a Federal Contractor, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is required to participate in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.
  • San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a drug free workplace.
  • Hourly Rate: $25.93

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