Whether it’s doing routine maintenance on the fire panel in the Tiger exhibit, running
electrical wire in the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, or checking the
PLCs in the Dolphin Pavilion, the Building Automation Technician job at the
Indianapolis Zoo offers an amazing environment to work in!
Work closely with the Zoo's Honeywell system to monitor temperatures, humidity, ozone, chlorine, and Freon and ozone levels.
Routine maintenance for fire panels
Run electrical wiring
Physical demands of this position require heavy lifting, climbing ladders and scaffolding, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling and lifting
Standing and walking for long periods of time may be required
Working outside in all types of temperatures and weather conditions in required
Must be able to work on weekends and on holidays
Uniforms, PPE and tools are provided.
Basic HVAC and electrical system troubleshooting skills
Familiarity with instrumentation and calibration
Fire panel systems knowledge
Solid experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
Knowledge of and compliance with related OSHA regulations
Intermediate computer skills
A high school diploma or GED is required
A minimum of 5 years of work experience in system or building controls, HVAC and/or electrical work
The Zoo is located in the heart of Indy's vibrant downtown area, and our employees a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 403b) upon 90 days of employment, immediate paid holidays. Once eligible, new full time employees enjoy 160 hours of paid time off.
Deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
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Painter — General Maintenance Technician
The Zoo’s skilled trades professionals work behind-the-scenes to keep our mechanical, structural, and equipment needs serviced and running smoothly.
We have an immediate opening for a Painter/General Maintenance Technician. The Painter/General Maintenance Technician will primarily focus on painting interior and exterior surfaces, maintaining related equipment, surface preparation, and drywall repair/replacement. Expert knowledge of different types of paints and surface coatings is required.
Must also have the ability to read and apply directions that relate to the mixture, use, and application of various kinds of coating materials, solvents, and pre-coating agents, for example, paint, varnish, epoxy, Teflon, paint remover, alkali and phosphate compounds, pickling mixtures, and anti-growth agents.
As part of the Facilities team, this role will also assist with a wide variety of routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and doorknobs, fixture installation, and changing filters. The successful candidate must be able to follow instructions (written and verbal), be a cooperative team player, and remain flexible in assignments.
The work schedule will require working some weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. Different shift work may be required due to business demands. Must have a valid Indiana driver’s license (or obtain one within 30 days of hire), and have a driving record that is insurable by the Zoo’s insurance company.
Working Requirements, Physical Demands, and Conditions:
1. Must have a High School Diploma/G.E.D., and at least two years of professional work experience in residential or commercial paining.
2. Unwavering commitment to safety.
3. Required to climb ladders and scaffolding, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, stand, walk, push, pull and lift.
4. Required to perform physically demanding, heavy work, which includes lifting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
5. Must have computer skills and “Intermediate” knowledge in Word, Excel, and Outlook programs.
6. Works indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather, exposed to temperatures ranging from -10 to 90+ degrees.
7. Adheres to all safety policies, and wears proper safety equipment (PPE) including dust masks, respirators, goggles, hearing protectors, and safety harness.
8. Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Blood borne Pathogens Guidelines. Possible occupational exposure (Category A employee) to human blood borne pathogens.
9. Works around equipment that has a significant noise level, and exposed to strong smelling materials and substances. Exposed to various solvents, chemicals, and cleaning solutions.
10. Works dusty conditions and pollens.
11. Must be comfortable working at heights while using proper fall restraint procedures and equipment.
Compensation for this entry level position ranges between $14.50 and $15.25, depending upon experience. Please indicate your hourly rate requirement on the application.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
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Water Quality Specialist
Our Water Quality Specialist monitors water quality in all exhibit, holding and storage tanks through testing methods approved by the management, and has direct responsibility for maintaining water quality records as required, and meet state, local, and federal requirements. Must have a strong understanding of water filtration, and filter systems. Responsible for the health and well-being of any collections assigned to his/her care.
Duties and skills required include, but are not limited to:
A minimum of two years of directly related work (volunteer) experience.
Outstanding knowledge of water chemistry, water chemistry parameters, and operating testing equipment.
Highly motivated, self-directed, able to work independently, and enjoys working in a lab setting.
Purchases lab supplies and maintaining quality and cleanliness of lab.
Monitors and maintains life support equipment associated with chlorine, ozone, ORP, and the protein skimmers.
Implements fish and invertebrate quarantine procedures in coordination with the Area Manager of Oceans.
Performs prescribed routine water testing, troubleshooting water parameter problems
Performs routine feeding, cleaning, and general maintenance duties associated with aquatic exhibits.
Obtains and maintains CPR/First Aid certification.
Is an intermediate user of Outlook, Excel, KDR and Word.
Must follow Universal Protection Precautions and Bloodborne Pathogens Guidelines.
There are strenuous physical requirements and demands of this position, including but not limited to:
Able to work outdoors and indoors under all environmental conditions.
Able to perform very heavy work exerting at least 100 pounds of force occasionally, and or up to 50 pounds of force frequently.
Able to climb and maintain body equilibrium while performing various jobs.
Visual acuity and good hearing are required.
Possible occupational exposure (Category B employee) to human bloodborne pathogens.
Possible exposure to dangerous chemicals (e.g. chlorine bleach, cleaning agents, etc.)
SCUBA certification is strongly preferred.
The Indianapolis Zoo offers a competitive total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability; 403b plan; paid holidays, and generous paid time off.
Applications must be received by Jan. 31. Apply or see additional application requirements below. [close]