• Facilities Maintenance I

    John Ball Zoo
    Job Description
    Facilities Maintenance I
    SUMMARY
    Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Facilities Maintenance I provides semi-skilled labor required for the care, cleaning and general maintenance of park facilities, including buildings, fixtures and furnishings; grounds, walkways, parking lots, and landscape forms; and other physical features.
     
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned
    • Repairs and/or replaces damaged or deteriorated features, fixtures and furnishings or components thereof.
    • Reports damaged and deteriorated building features, fixtures and furnishings and grounds and landscape features requiring repair or replacement by skilled workers to supervisor.
    • Performs preventive maintenance for mechanical, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems and components thereof, including, but not limited to, lubrication of moving mechanical parts, filter changes, and repair of ballasts in light fixtures.
    • Performs preventive maintenance and repair for building features and fixtures.
    • Performs any and all function of the Park Laborer I and Park Laborer II positions.
    • Assists in construction and remodeling of park buildings, campgrounds and/or other structures.
    • Assists in pouring and finishing concrete forms and features.
    • Operates tractors, mowers, edgers, trimmers and other equipment to install and/or maintain lawns, grasslands, slopes, wetlands and drainage ditches and to repair soil erosion.
    • Operates paint-stripers to paint lines and safety markings on walkways, parking lots, roadways, and/or playing fields.
    • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures and practices.
    • All other duties assigned. 
     
    QUALIFICATIONS 
    • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, material safety data sheets and other safety information required for proper performance of the work.
    • Good working knowledge of landscape and grounds practices and procedures, including safe application of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
    • Good working knowledge of cleaning methods for floors and floor coverings, walls and wall coverings, plumbing and other fixtures, and building furnishings.
    • Working knowledge of preventive maintenance practices for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems and components.
    • Operating knowledge of manual and small power tools commonly used in grounds and custodial maintenance and construction trades.
    • Ability to operate a variety of electric and gas powered lawnmowers and other power driven grounds maintenance equipment.
    • Ability to gather and analyze data as related to use of; or troubleshooting of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
    • Sufficient mathematical ability to mix cleaning chemicals, fertilizers, and other compounds in proper proportions.
    • Ability to interact positively and appropriately with coworkers, supervisors, managers, Zoo patrons, contractors, concessionaires and members of the general public with diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
    • Ability to work irregular hours including evenings, weekends
    • All other duties assigned .
     
    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
    High school diploma or GED combined with building and grounds maintenance experience.
     
    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    • Ability to interact positively and appropriately with coworkers, supervisors, managers, Zoo patrons, contractors, concessionaires and members of the general public with diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
    • Incumbent will work in various environments both inside and outside and may occasionally be exposed to inclement weather; pollen, mold, dust, dirt and other airborne contaminants; and temperature variations. 
    • While performing the essential functions of this position the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical hazards; noxious fumes; dust, dirt, animal dander, zoonotic pathogens and other airborne particulates; blood borne pathogens; cleaning compounds; solvents; detergents; noise; and other hazards
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
    • 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 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 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.
    Qualified Candidates apply here: https://jobapply.page.link/5qCe
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