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  • Full Time
  • Portland
  • $23.14 - $29.55/hour

Deadline to apply: September 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm, PDT

Salary: $23.14 – $29.55 hourly

Position Summary:
The Oregon Zoo is hiring an Aquatic Life Support Maintenance Worker. This position performs preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, problem solving, water quality testing and monitoring, construction of new aquatics systems and operations/functions involving mechanical, plumbing and piping, and troubleshooting electrical as required to maintain Zoo operations. The focus of this position is aquatic life support maintenance although maintenance work in other areas may be required.

It’s an exciting time at the zoo! The passage of a voter supported bond measure is allowing us to design and build new exhibits for elephants, primates, polar bears, rhinos and a new conservation education facility. The new master plan includes a strong focus on water and energy conservation, dynamic animal collection opportunities and improved sustainability of all zoo operations. The zoo is moving toward automating life support systems and collecting and tracking water quality information digitally.

The Life Support Team (LSS) is looking for new ways to conserve water and electricity by upgrading equipment and changing operational practices. The LSS team is responsible for the operation a number of fresh and salt water systems that support marine mammals, elephants, cats, beaver/otters and a collection of fish and invertebrates. The position will work closely with the Living Collections team to offer the highest level of care to our animals.

Pay range for Maintenance Worker II: Entry rate: $23.14; 6 months; $24.62; 18 months: $26.16; 30 months: $27.80; 42 months: $29.55/hour

Work area: Oregon Zoo – Facilities
Work Week: Wednesday through Sunday (off Monday and Tuesday)
Shift: The initial shift for this position will be 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please note, this shift may be subject to change based on the business needs of the department, and subject to the terms of Section 10 of the LIUNA Local 483 collective bargaining agreement.

At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

Minimum Requirements:
Three or more years of experience with life support systems operations and maintenance or equivalent experience in water/wastewater treatment or pool/spa operations and maintenance; experience must include service, repair and installation. Possession of, or the ability to obtain upon hire, and maintain a valid driver’s license and First Aid/CPR Certification. Must complete diving first aid for professional divers’ class within 6 months of hire, in order to act as responder in the event of an emergency.

Preferred: five years of experience

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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