• Construction Supervisor

    John Ball Zoo
    Job Description
    Construction Supervisor
    Reporting to the Director of Facilities, Planning & Sustainability, the Construction Supervisor assists with the leadership of the Facilities Department in the completion of assigned projects, and within John Ball Zoo.  As requested day-to-day activities involving the maintenance of the building/facility, equipment and machinery, and overall facility appearance will be required.
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned
    • Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel. 
    • Inspect and monitor work areas, examine tools and equipment
    • In collaboration with John Ball Zoo’s Safety division, ensure employee safety training to staff in order to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules.
    • Identify and respond to facility problems or issues; Engage directly in facility maintenance projects (as well as supervise others involved), including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, construction and other facility needs.
    • Facilitate design projects for the zoo as needed.
    • Will be part of the implementation team to erect projects and build components.
    • Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, building materials or replacement parts.
    • Participate in risk management activities and help ensure safety standards and other regulatory standards are being met.
    • Ensure compliance with safety (including all OSHA) and regulatory standards.
    • Serve as an internal liaison for assigned projects.  Identify and coordinate all related training and commissioning exercises with appropriate staff.
    • Oversee all in-house work related to construction, assigned projects, and deferred maintenance.
    • Oversee, address and resolve problems during construction phases.
    • Coordinate work with all levels of Zoo staff; conducting project meetings, scheduling work with adjacent occupied areas, coordinating utilities interruptions, and assisting with project close-outs.
    • Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance. 
    • Works with other departments as necessary to properly support the zoo mission
    • Assists with the leadership of the Facilities department a daily basis to maximize safety and promote a positive work environment.
    • Provide leadership, direction and supervision to multiple individuals and teams, maintaining positive working relationships with all functional areas of John Ball Zoo.
    • Participates in the performance management process for those members of their team by providing coaching; providing direct feedback to team members regarding the implementation of standards and procedures; and making meaningful recommendations for discipline, hiring, and terminations.
    • Ability to interact positively and objectively with co-workers, Zoo and park patrons, volunteers, contractors and members of the general public from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and with widely divergent levels of educational attainment and social skills.
    • Basic computer literacy and working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and basic database applications.
    • Knowledge of federal, state and local construction, safety, fire, health and sanitation statutes, codes, and ordinances.
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and show flexibility with daily responsibilities.
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.
    • Strong desire to lead others and work as a leader on team to achieve the departmental goals and objectives.
    • High school diploma or GED.
    • 3+ years working in construction, maintenance, or equivalent.
    • Previous leadership experience with projects, peers, or others strongly preferred.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The incumbent is often required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. 
    • Must have sufficient visual acuity with or without corrective lenses to visually assess the physical condition and monitor the behavior of animals on exhibits and in holding areas; and inspect exhibit and holding area structures, features, fixtures and equipment for damage or deterioration.
    • Must have sufficient auditory acuity with or without audio logical appliances to identify animal noises indicating distress, aggression, pain and other conditions and behaviors; to hear warning signals from exhibit and holding area safety and security systems; to detect sounds associated with malfunctions in mechanical equipment and systems; and to detect warning signals from maintenance and other vehicles and equipment operating within the Zoo.
    • Must possess sufficient manual dexterity, strength and ability to rotate wrists, elbows and shoulders to operate manual cranks and pulleys controlling exhibit and holding area slide doors, and to use manual and power tools commonly used in the maintenance of exhibits and holding facilities.
    • Must be able to descend to and ascend from a kneeling position several times per day in order to inspect, clean and maintain exhibit grounds, holding area flooring and structures, features, fixtures and equipment located at ground/floor level.
    • Must be able to tolerate exposure to dust, dirt, pollen and other airborne contaminants and occasional exposure to inclement weather, high humidity, and to extreme hot and cold temperatures.
    • Must be able to work in close proximity to exotic and domestic animals.
    • Must have sufficient mobility with or without assistive devices to access all areas of outdoor and indoor exhibits and holding areas in order to inspect grounds, plantings, structures, fixtures, features, furnishings, equipment and components thereof.
    • Must be able to wear all required protective clothing and equipment.
    • Incumbent will work in various environments both inside and outside and may be exposed to inclement weather; pollen, mold, dust, dirt and other airborne contaminants; and temperature variations. 
    • Must be able to work in close proximity to exotic and domestic animals.
    • Must be able to tolerate exposure to animal dander, animal wastes and other zoonotic contaminants.
    • Must be able to tolerate exposure to anti-bacterial, disinfectants and other cleaning compounds used in the cleaning and maintenance of exhibits and holding areas.
    • Must be able to tolerate exposure to dust, dirt, pollen and other airborne contaminants.
    • Must be able to wear all required protective clothing and equipment.
    • May have to work weekends, holidays, and off hours.
    Note 1: Employees in this classification must be tested annually for tuberculosis
    Note 2: Must be able to work holidays and weekends.

    Qualified Candidates apply here: https://jobapply.page.link/jvH6
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