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Water Treatment Technician - Full Time

Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis, United States Posted: May 02, 2024

While the Indianapolis Zoo is known for employing people to care for our animals, we also employ mechanics, plumbers, electricians, and maintenance technicians who work in our facilities department. We have an immediate opening for a Water Treatment Technician. The Life Support department area monitors, repairs, and maintains the marine mammal living environments - including the aquariums, shark touch tank and dolphin pools, as well as the elephant, alligator, and crocodile ponds.

  • Ideal candidates are committed to advancing the Zoo's mission to protect nature and inspire people to care for our world.
  • The Water Treatment Technician ensures the proper functioning of the water pumps, filters, piping, and all the environmental systems within the Zoo.
  • Mechanical aptitude, working familiarity with equipment including HVAC, filtration systems, plumbing, electrical, pneumatic, and digital controls is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Honeywell systems or other BMS systems is a plus!
  • The successful candidate will have some basic knowledge of the General Maintenance field, familiarization of pool equipment, electrical, and/ or plumbing. HVAC background highly desirable.
  • This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, third shift position that will require some flexibility with working different shifts, weekends, and holidays on occasion, though we do try to provide one (1) weekend day off regularly.
  • A high school diploma/GED is required.
  • Additional certification/ education preferred.
  • These positions require applicants to be at least 18 years old and to have a valid Indiana driver's license with a record insurable by the Zoo's insurance.
Position Requirements and Experience include but are not limited to:
  • NOTE--there are strenuous physical requirements to this position.
  • Prior experience in Aquatic Life Support maintenance in a zoo, aquarium, water park, or equivalent facility highly desired.
  • Has the availability to be on call for large scale emergencies; may be required to carry a pager on rotational schedule.
  • Must have the ability to detect, assess, identify, and observe surroundings to make sound judgments, along with the ability to communicate verbally, comprehend and decipher information accurately, using a telephone and two-way radio.
  • Must be able to perform very heavy work exerting at least 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/ or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/ or in excess of 20 pounds constantly to transport objects.
  • Ability to transport and move items, exerting at least 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/ or 50 pounds of force frequently.
  • Must have the ability to ascend/ descend ladders, steps, and uneven terrain, while maintaining body equilibrium to perform various jobs.
  • Must be able to safely operate department tools.
  • Adheres to all safety policies and wears proper safety equipment (PPE) including dust masks, respirators, goggles, hearing protectors, and safety harness.
  • Works around equipment that has a significant noise level.
  • Documents all work activities of their assigned shift and maintains daily logs associated with all equipment and systems along with time accordingly.
  • Assists as directed to maintain inventory and prepare purchase orders for supplies such as repair/replacement parts, hardware and some chemicals working with vendors for competitive pricing.
  • Assists in the planning and the execution of related projects which may include installation of new equipment, replacements, upgrades, or refurbishment of existing equipment.
  • Safely operates a forklift to move materials and equipment. Obtains/maintains certification.
  • Must be proficient or has the ability to learn to use a wide variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, small engines, and the capability to safely operate some heavy equipment such as forklift, scissor lift, etc.
To apply:
  • Interested candidates must complete an online application.
  • Interested applicants must attach a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to be considered.
  • Employment at the Indianapolis Zoo is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment testing including a background check, motor vehicle check (if applicable) and a drug test.
  • Work for the wildest employer in Indianapolis! Some perks include:
  • Medical (Health Savings Account with employer contribution included), Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability paid through the Zoo for eligible employees; 403(b) Retirement Plan, generous Paid Time Off (PTO), Immediate Paid Holidays, complimentary Zoo Membership, Reciprocal Benefits to other local institutions, and many, many more!!!
  • Negotiable

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