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Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth, United States Posted: June 11, 2024

This position is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems in the Zoo.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform electrical support, maintenance, and repair of exhibits, equipment and facilities
  • Conduct preventative maintenance on electrical and electronic equipment
  • Install temporary power systems for events
  • Study blueprints and schematics and determine methods, materials, and equipment needed to complete assignments
  • Purchase and order electrical supplies and parts from vendors
  • Install lighting fixtures, power outlets, control devices, heaters, and thermostats
  • Run conduit and pull wire for new or existing electrical installations
  • Replace fuses and change lamps in florescent, mercury vapor, and incandescent lighting fixtures
  • Assist electricians with troubleshooting, repairs and construction projects as needed
  • Coordinate with outside contractors on electrical portions of design, development and construction
  • Test installations to check and ensure continuity of the circuit, and the compatibility and safety of all components using appropriate test equipment
  • Inspect and evaluate electrical equipment to ensure that it operates efficiently and safely; determines whether equipment and new installations meet requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Clean and maintain tools and perform routine maintenance on special equipment
  • Maintain clean and safe work environment
  • Utilize CMMS work order system for work scheduling, preventative maintenance programs and record keeping
  • Assist where needed in inter-departmental projects and functions
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities (as appropriate to skill level and experience) as assigned 
  • Have regular and punctual attendance 
  • Work modified schedule as needed and determined by management
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity, occupational hazards and appropriate precautions, techniques, tools and materials of the electrical trade, and the City of Fort Worth Electrical Codes
  • Skilled in wiring of electrical circuits according to City code; read and use various electrical testing equipment
  • Ability to examine and diagnose faulty electrical system without immediate supervision; read and interpret wiring diagrams; follow written and oral instructions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees
  • Ability to work inside/outside working conditions; exposed to extremes of heat, cold and wetness; hazards of electrical shock; extreme heights; working from an elevated position
  • Valid driver license with acceptable motor vehicle record to maintain zoo standards of insurability
Education and/or Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 2 years’ experience as a Journeyman Electrician in the construction or maintenance field
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Journeyman Electrical License
Physical Demands:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
Work Environment:
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Team oriented environment
  • Ability to work irregular hours (holidays and weekends)
  • Ability to work special events and functions as required
  • Ability to work outdoors in heat, cold and inclement weather
  • The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as a complete inventory of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. 
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
  • Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.
  • To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
  • Continued employment remains on an at-will basis.
  • This is a full-time position and offers the following benefits: 
  • Medical and Prescription Drug (Employee Coverage 90% Employer Paid, Dependent Coverage 55% Employer Paid)
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Basic Life AD&D (100% Employer Paid)
  • Short Term Disability (100% Employer Paid)
  • Long Term Disability (100% Employer Paid)
  • Supplemental Life
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k
  • Paid Time Off (Accrual Equivalent to 5 Weeks Per Year)
  • PTO Rollover
  • PTO Sell Back
  • Free Zoo Membership
  • Free Guest Passes
  • Discounts on Food, Merchandise, Attractions, Admission and Programs

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