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Apply: Facilities Maintenance Technician

At the OKC Zoo, Go Wild!

Position Summary: Performs work in the construction, renovation, installation, maintenance, and repair of all of the Zoo’s facilities and exhibits, with a particular focus on HVAC.

Essential Functions of the Position

  • Trim carpentry and framing
  • Electrical, plumbing, welding, painting and HVAC work
  • Install commercial and residential sheetrock, framing and sheet metal
  • Commercial and residential glass installation, cutting, maintenance and repair
  • Commercial overhead door, window, door, ceiling grid, animal containment and hardware work
  • Concrete work, including slabs and finishing, brick, clock, artificial rock/trees and road work
  • Installation/repair of roofing, flooring, appliances, food equipment, rides, guttering, insulation and pumps
  • Updates and programs various building electronic opening systems
  • Material and construction research and creates estimates
  • Changes and cleans HVAC filters throughout the facility
  • Cleans a variety of HVAC condensers and coils
  • Changes a variety of commercial HVAC equipment belts and pulleys
  • Daily interaction with guests while on grounds
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some vocational/technical/business school or training preferred
  • 6+ years multi-trades field experience
  • Oklahoma Locksmith License
  • Valid Forklift License
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the job successfully
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma motor vehicle operator’s license (within 30 days of hire) and pass Driver’s History check to operate Zoo vehicles.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing to accomplish goals.
  2. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  3. Basic knowledge of computer programs.
  4. Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and/or weekends and holidays.
  5. Knowledge of basic principles, techniquest, practices and skills to perform work in a variety of trades (i.e. commericial/residential maintenance, carpentry, masonry, drywall and painting).
  6. Ability to operate a variety of hand/power tools as needed, as well as reading a tape measure.
  7. Ability to understand and follow instructions and directions.

Supervisory Responsibilities

No direct supervisory responsibilities but will handle activities related to Maintenance.

Physical Demands

  • Required to walk, sit and stand for periods of time.
  • Ability to push, lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel and move intermittently throughout the day.

Work Environment

  • Indoor/Outdoor.
  • Driving around the Oklahoma City area throughout the year.
  • Exposure to vibrations, fumes, gases, odors and dust, chemical, electrical and mechanical hazards, poor ventilation, explosive material and moving mechanical parts and vehicles.
  • Noise level is usually quiet to moderate, with occasional increases.
  • High exposure to external environmental conditions, such as heat, cold, rain, snow and ice.
  • Exposure to potentially dangerous animals.

First consideration given by July 17, 2019

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