Job Openings and Employment Opportunities at Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo is always looking to add to our team of dedicated and hardworking employees.

A great place to work, we are strongly committed to being a workplace free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. There are a variety of employment opportunities and job openings throughout the year. Whether you like to work with animals or people; indoors or outdoors... there's something for everyone!

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
 

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Seasonal Full-time

DAYS/HOURS: Actual days and hours may vary, but will include weekends and holidays.

SALARY: DOE

START DATE: ASAP

END DATE: TBD

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt

JOB SUMMARY:
Performs routine intermediate maintenance and repairs. This position may be extended into regular full-time in future, but currently is running as a temporary position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Performs routine intermediate maintenance and repair of Zoo structures, vehicles, equipment, and irrigation.
  2. Assists Maintenance Staff with other basic tasks (e.g. inspecting devices and minor repairs, assist with construction or general maintenance and upkeep of exhibits or similar projects, change fixtures, etcetera)
  3. Performs other duties as requested
  4. Demonstrates superior customer service with both internal (i.e. co-workers) and external (vendors, park visitors, contractors, etc) guests
  5. Demonstrates knowledge of, and supports, the East Bay Zoological Society's mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and codes of behavior

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must be able/willing to read and comprehend manuals, directions, and be able to order parts for the job at hand, as required.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, be a self-starter and work with little or no supervision.
  • Must possess skills in the safe use of tools and equipment associated with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and welding trades; ability to operate powered equipment normally found in maintenance operations.
  • Basic knowledge/skill/ability needed in maintenance projects/work.
  • Basic knowledge of general construction practices.
  • Ability to work effectively with little or no direct supervision.
  • Active CA Driver's License with clear DMV record (ability to obtain authorization to drive from Zoo's insurance carrier).
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing 75 lbs or more.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, sometimes in or around excessive dust or dirt.
  • Able to bend and twist, stand, kneel, sit, climb, walk, bend, stoop, speak and hear regularly and for long periods of time (8 hours or more)

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • High school diploma or GED (or greater), due to the need to read and interpret complex instructions and manuals.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • At least two years of formal maintenance experience.
  • Must be 18 years or older.

DISCLAIMER:
Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and the people or person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as a exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel fpr this position. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant, and personnel may be reqired to perform duties beyond this list or outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time or as needed.

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to bob@oaklandzoo.org, along with:

  • 2 professional references

If you choose to apply via email, please remember to put the title of the position in your subject -- failure to do so may result in your application not being seen/forwarded to the correct party for review.

You may also download an application by going to our website http://www.oaklandzoo.org (under "Employment", where you will be able to print out a blank copy of our application form. You can then mail your completed applications to the address provided in application or FAX your application and resume to (510) 746-7175 (attn: HR).

In addition, you may pick up an Employment Application at the parking booth/main entrance (Golf Links Road) to the Zoo. You may simply return your completed application, along with your resume, etc., back to the Main Gate or to the Zoo's Human Resources office.

Please, no phone calls!  We apologize, but due to the heavy volume of applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Do not call to follow up on the status of your application

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled


GONDOLA MAINTENANCE/ELECTRICIAN
 

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Regular Full-time

DAYS/HOURS:

SALARY: DOE

START DATE: As soon as possible

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Performs inspections, testing, maintenance, and repair of Lifts, carnival rides, buildings, exhibits, vehicles, and equipment while demonstrating safe operating proceedures.
  2. Assists Maintenance Staff with general troubleshooting, repair, replacement, and installation of mechanical parts that may include establishing vendors and contractors, ordering, and project management.
  3. Routinely demonstrates superior internal and external customer service.
  4. Supports the Zoo's mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, safety procedures, and codes of behavior.
  5. Performs additional duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to read, write, and clearly communicate in English
  • Possess an active Class C California Driver's License with a clean driving record
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing75 lbs.
  • Availability to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Possess training and skills in the safe use of power tools and equipment associated with mechanical and electrical trades.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints and schematics.
  • Ability to bend, twist, stand, kneel, sit, walk, and stoop in foul weather, excessive dust and dirt.
  • Must not have a fear of heights.
  • Ability to operate, troubleshoot, and repair computerized electrical systems
  • Familiarity with operational safety inspection
  • Recognition, identification, and correction of unsafe operating conditions
  • Proficient in shock prevention, lift emergency procedures/rescue and evacuation
  • Measurement and inspection of haul ropes, track ropes, and counterweight cables
  • Proficient in complex/high tension rigging, block reeving, heavy lifting scenarios, as well as stand-by and evacuation motors
  • Completion of maintenance logs and records
  • Understanding of lift physics
  • Responding to state inspections and service bulletins
  • Adhering to Electrical Code and Tramway Board requirements
  • Design and fabrication of parts
  • Familiarity with AC and DC Drives/Motors up to 1,000 H P and PLC Control Systems
  • Configuration of PMD Display Unit program upload and testing
  • Familiarity with drive functions and settings
  • Bull Wheel bearing replacement
  • Installation. of mechanical upgrades and performance of major repairs on phone systems, communication lines, diesel engines, transformers, heating, lighting, 480V 3 Phase Power Distribution Systems, and 3 Phase generators
  • Proficient in time dependent repairs, tower alignment, brake and terminal adjustment, drive interface wiring replacement, and carrier/grip work
  • Troubleshooting Pilz System, low voltage hydraulic mechanical systems, lift and aux controls
  • Demonstrating dynamic and acceptance test
  • Performing advanced rigging and conduit bending, DC Analog and Digital Drive testing
  • Programming, maintaining, and upgrading touch screens
  • Installation of remote monitoring devices

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • Must have at least a High School Diploma or GED equivalent and Trade School Certification(s) that include welding
  • Applications of Word, Excel, and Macola Processes
  • Be over 21 years of age

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Possess at least 2 years of related experience
  • Lock-out/Tag-out Procedures
  • Comprehensive understanding of ANSI B77 Codes
  • Radio Protocol
  • MSDS Training
  • Confined Space Training
  • Hazardous Material handling, storage, and disposal
  • Spill Prevention control and countermeasures
  • Fall Protection and High Angle Rescue methods
  • Rigging/Signals Training
  • Extreme heat and open flame safety

DISCLAIMER:
Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and the people or person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as a exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel fpr this position. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant, and personnel may be reqired to perform duties beyond this list or outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time or as needed.

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to bob@oaklandzoo.org

If you choose to apply via email, please remember to put the title of the position in your subject -- failure to do so may result in your application not being seen/forwarded to the correct party for review.

You may also download an application by going to our website http://www.oaklandzoo.org (under "Employment", where you will be able to print out a blank copy of our application form. You can then mail your completed applications to the address provided in application or FAX your application and resume to (510) 746-7175 (attn: HR).

In addition, you may pick up an Employment Application at the parking booth/main entrance (Golf Links Road) to the Zoo. You may simply return your completed application, along with your resume, etc., back to the Main Gate or to the Zoo's Human Resources office.

Please, no phone calls!  We apologize, but due to the heavy volume of applications, only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Do not call to follow up on the status of your application

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Open Until Filled


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