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Maintenance Worker II - Facilities

Oregon Zoo / Metro
Portland, United States Posted: June 04, 2024

Join our vibrant team at the Oregon Zoo as a Maintenance Worker II and become an integral part of our mission to provide an unforgettable experience for our guests while ensuring the comfort and well-being of our beloved animals. As a valued member of the Facilities team, you'll not only enjoy the satisfaction of maintaining and enhancing our facilities and exhibits but also the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where no two days are the same. With access to state-of-the-art tools and equipment, you'll have the chance to showcase your skills while contributing to the success of our zoo. If you're passionate about animal care, guest service, and skilled in maintenance and repair tasks, we invite you to join our dedicated team and contribute to the success of our zoo. Apply now to embark on a rewarding career with us!

As the Maintenance Worker II you will:
  • Collaborates with supervisors, veterinarian staff, and animal keepers to craft innovative solutions, addressing challenges and tailoring each project to meet specific requirements.
  • Engages with zoo visitors, providing guidance and information while onsite completing various projects. 
  • Constructs, upkeeps, and restores variety of structures including buildings, fences, exhibits, and more, ensuring the integrity and functionality of the facilities.
  • Manages plumbing installations and repairs, from valves to waterlines, conducting meticulous testing and maintenance to uphold operational efficiency.
  • Executes concrete work, from form-building to finishing, for various zoo structures including walls, floors, and animal habitats.
  • Utilizes welding and metal fabrication techniques to craft custom solutions like fences, gates, and animal shelters, meeting the zoo's unique needs.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with an array of hand and power tools, as well as operating heavy machinery, ensuring precise execution of tasks.
  • Oversees specialized maintenance tasks such as cage construction, tool fabrication, and ensuring public walkways and animal exhibits remain safe and functional. Additionally, adept at diagnosing and repairing locomotives, performing body work, and conducting preventative maintenance on various zoo systems and equipment.
  • Collaborate with other team members contributing to a positive team atmosphere. 
Attributes for success:
  • Proficiency and knowledge in the practices of mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, electrical, welding, concrete and other trades.
  • Thrive on working as part of a team and independently to plan projects from inception to completion, fostering a culture of creativity and problem-solving. 
  • Skill and attention to detail in locating and analyzing problems and performing corrective action, working from penciled sketches, blueprints and written instructions.
  • Precision in anticipating material and part requirements.
  • Aptitude to read and interpret rules, regulations and codes, supervise unskilled or semi-skilled workers when assigned as a helper.
  • Ability to perform labor-intensive tasks, often under inclement weather conditions, and be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Comfort working around exotic and sometimes dangerous animals.
  • Skill to react quickly to unforeseen challenges and changes in priorities.
  • At Metro, we strive to cultivate diversity, advance equity, and practice inclusion in all of its work.
  • This means attracting and empowering a workforce that is inclusive of a broad range of human qualities.
  • Workplace diversity is both a moral imperative and a business strength, essential to providing quality support and services to our region.
  • Metro’s goal is to hire, develop and retain highly skilled and talented individuals across all departments and programs who best reflect the diversity of our community.    
Experience Required
  • TO QUALIFY We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required.
  • Please be clear and specific in your application materials on how your background is relevant.
  • Minimum Qualifications Three years progressively responsible trade experience such as required for mechanic, machinist, welding, and heavy equipment operator responsibilities with skills including design, fabrication, and assisting in project management, and Trade certified or equivalent, or Any combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for successful completion of the essential job duties.
  • Required Valid Driver’s license
  • $30.74 - $37.36 Hourly

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