Facility Maintenance Technician
This position is responsible for maintenance and improvements to Lincoln Children's Zoo grounds, equipment and facilities.
Inspects and services train equipment and tracks on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Keep all necessary records according to city and state requirements.
Inspects and repairs auto mechanical equipment such as the train, automobiles, Cushman tricksters, and grounds equipment, on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. .
Constructs and maintains animal exhibits and holding facilities as well as public facilities.
Performs facility maintenance such as minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, roof repair, window and door repair and lock repair.
Follows a preventive maintenance schedule to maintain HVAC and water pump systems.
Operates equipment such as skid loaders, small excavators, power tools, shop stationary tools, welding equipment and zoo owned vehicles.
Keep records for the maintenance dept. including service, fuel and equipment logs.
Orders and picks up supplies and materials.
Assists with the set up and operation of Zoo special events.
Conducts daily and weekly walk through inspections for the zoo grounds and facilities to maintain proper function and a suitable presentation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions
Position will be required to lift heavy objects and must be able to lift a minimum of 60 lbs. on a regular basis. Primarily outdoor work – may be exposed to some outdoor elements and/or hazards.
High School diploma or equivalent
Experience with auto mechanics, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, mechanical systems, and welding
2-4 years hands on general maintenance experience.
Demonstration ability to work independently with little supervision.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Knowledge of basic computer operations.
Valid Nebraska Driver’s License and proof of insurability.
Work schedule varies and will include some weekend, evening and holiday work. This department supports other special events when requested. Occasional errands outside the Zoo are required. Zoo owned vehicles will be provided for use. This position is a seasonal position.