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Maintenance Technician

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Fort Wayne, United States Posted: June 22, 2024


Applications are being accepted for a full-time Maintenance Technician.

Responsibilities:
  • The Maintenance Technician serves in the zoo’s Maintenance Department.
  • This position assists with technical, general, and preventative maintenance needs for the zoo as needed such as, but not limited to, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, rides, fabrication, and vehicles.
  • Other duties will include snow removal, maintaining small engine equipment, and vehicles.
Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, and ability to be insured and operate zoo vehicles and rides are required. Three years of maintenance experience in three of the following six fields is preferred:
  • carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, automotive, or rides.
  • Previous experience operating a forklift, bobcat, and small engines, such as mowers and snow blowers, is preferred.
Benefits:
  • This is a full-time position requiring availability for a 40-hour work week year-round.
  • Full-time benefits include Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, 403b Plan, 403b Matching, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Days Off, Paid Holidays, Paid Health & Wellness Days, and Paid Parental Leave as well as optional Dental, Vision, Life, and Pet Insurance Programs. All team members receive Employee Perks such as a free Staff Membership, concessions and retail discounts, development opportunities, and appreciation programs.
About the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
  • The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction and well-loved community treasure, welcoming more than 600,000 guests each year and consistently named as one of the nation’s Top Ten Zoos for Kids by national media outlets.
  • The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo team provides exceptional animal care to 1,500 animals and 200 species throughout our 40 acre campus, participating in over 60 cooperative species survival programs.
  • The zoo is committed to engaging diverse communities in our conservation work, delivering high-quality and educational community outreach programs, building a supportive and safe team culture, creating fun and welcoming experiences for all guests, and providing animals with opportunities to thrive physically and mentally through healthcare, nutrition, and advanced behavioral husbandry programs.
Mission:
  • Connecting kids and animals, strengthening families, and inspiring people to care.
Vision:
  • To create future generations of nature enthusiasts through leadership in animal care, educational experiences, and conservation.

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