The Mechanic Technician maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs the Zoo’s motorized rides including the Skyline, train, roller coaster and carousel. Duties also include maintaining the Zoo’s vehicle fleet.  

The Mechanic Technician job requires mechanical motor skills as well as knowledge of computer based electrical systems.  The successful candidate must have automotive and small engine technical skills with the ability to troubleshoot and make repairs as needed.  Experience in amusement ride operation & repair is preferred, but not required. Requirements include:​

  • Five (5) years of work experience in mechanical, electrical, or pneumatic field.

  • High school diploma / G.E.D.  Additional certification/ trade school education preferred. 

  • Knowledge and skills in hydraulics, PLC, and welding different materials.

  • Safely operating aerial work platforms, such as boom and scissor lifts

  • Climbing ladders and scaffolding, and lift up to 50 pounds regularly

  • Working outside, in all types of weather conditions

  • Ability to operate a 2-way radio

  • Willingness to work occasional OT, week-ends & holidays

  • At least 21 years old

  • Possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, and have a driving record that is insurable by the Zoo’s insurer.

Competetive 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 June 15.


Additional Application Requirements

A​ll​ applicants must meet the following requirements:​

  • ​​When applying, please include the job title as stated above in the “position desired” section of the application.
  • Please attach a cover letter and résumé with your application.
  • Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a limited criminal background check, a drug test and pre-employment training on child protection.
  • Some positions require the successful completion of a driving record check.
  • Employees must adhere to our grooming standards (No visible tattoos on the face or neck. Other visible tattoos may not contain offensive or derogatory images or language. No visible piercings, no tongue piercings, no ear gages, etc.)
  • The Indianapolis Zoo is a drug free/smoke free environment.
  • The Indianapolis Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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