Zoo Maintenance Worker & Senior Zoo Maintenance Worker

  • Full Time
  • Waco

Website City of Waco

Zoo Maintenance Worker & Senior Zoo Maintenance Worker

 

City of Waco

 

Salary: See Position Description

 

Job Number: 2022-01336

 

Location: Waco, TX

 

Department: Cameron Park Zoo

 

Job Type: Full Time

 

Summary

 

WHY WORK FOR WACO:

 

• Make a difference in the lives of real people every day

• 37 days of sick, vacation, and holiday time in the 1st year of employment

• Onsite fitness centers and overall employee well-being programs

• Paid Parental Leave

• Education Assistance Program

• Be part of a high performing team

• Diverse community

• Company culture of equity and inclusion, serves with integrity, invests in people, provides excellent and innovative services, and focuses on teamwork

 

Primary Duties

 

Minimum Starting Salary $16.17 per hour depending on qualifications

 

Maintenance Worker: Under basic supervision, performs maintenance of grounds and repairs of buildings, fixtures, structures, and equipment in private, public, and animal-populated areas of the City Zoo.

Senior Maintenance Worker: Under basic supervision, repairs and maintains plumbing systems, maintains all light to medium roofing repairs, maintains and installs lighting fixtures for buildings and facilities at the City Zoo, serves as irrigation specialist, welding specialist, and/or arbor specialist.

 

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Maintenance Worker:

 

• Performs semiskilled carpentry, and other semiskilled labor in constructing, repairing, and maintaining Zoo buildings, fixtures, structures, and equipment in private, public, and animal-populated areas of the Cameron Park Zoo; prepares surfaces and applies paint, cleaning fluids, varnish, and other protective materials as needed.

• Performs building, structure, grounds, cage, or animal enclosure repairs and maintenance in exotic-animal-populated areas utilizing hand and power tools as needed.

• Operates hand and power tools for cutting and removing trees, trimming shrubs, cleaning sidewalks, and removing debris from moats as directed.

• Maintains the safe and efficient operation of equipment by sharpening blades; performing basic maintenance such as oiling parts, replacing filters, replenishing gasoline and oil, and repairing or replacing worn or damaged parts.

• Operates light and medium-duty trucks to move equipment, materials, and debris.

• Builds forms for concrete work; operates cement mixer to prepare concrete; finishes concrete surfaces.

• Sets up tables, chairs, and related activities for Zoo special events.

• Cleans restrooms and performs maintenance duties such as replacing lightbulbs, and towel dispensers; notifies supervisor of major repairs needed.

• Repairs breaks and leaks in sprinkler systems; installs new sprinkler systems by laying and connecting sprinkler lines and heads in preparation for the plumber to connect to the potable water source.

• Operates riding lawn mower, front-end loader, and forklift to perform landscaping duties such as moving and spreading dirt and placing sod on bare areas.

• Provides assistance and backup to other Departmental employees in the maintenance of Zoo buildings.

• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.

• Performs other duties as required or assigned.

• Driving is essential.

 

Senior Maintenance Worker:

 

• Repairs and maintains all existing plumbing systems including supply lines, valves, drains, basins, toilet fixtures, urinals, faucets and sinks at the Cameron Park Zoo; performs light to medium repair and maintenance for all roofs; installs, maintains and repairs interior and exterior lighting fixtures, replaces light bulbs, switches and wiring for buildings and facilities at the Cameron Park Zoo; notifies supervisor of all repairs needed which require permits and must be performed by licensed individuals.

• Operates various hand and power tools such as hammers, wrenches, saws, and screw drivers, power saws, power sanders, plumbing snakes and rodders, routers and grinders, drills, splice wires, solder connections, acetylene and propane torches to perform routine facilities maintenance.

• Conducts routine inspections of Zoo roofs, drains, and gutters to identify and correct building maintenance and repair needs.

• Maintains records of services performed; estimates time, materials and equipment costs required for assigned projects; completes work orders for work performed and materials used; orders materials, equipment and supplies needed for maintenance and repair projects; maintains adequate stock of tools, supplies and equipment to perform routine maintenance.

• Operates earth moving equipment, including a backhoe and front-end loader to dig trenches, fill holes, load materials, and grade for sodding and bedding.

• Drives light duty pickup or one ton dump truck to haul supplies, equipment, and other materials to job sites.

• Responds to emergency calls in the repair and maintenance of Zoo facilities.

• Installs and re-keys locks for Zoo buildings.

• Sets up tables, chairs, and related activities for Zoo special events.

• Notifies supervisor of major problems, equipment breakdowns, damage to equipment and facilities.

• Operates a forklift in the performance of essential functions.

• Provides assistance and backup to other departmental employees in the maintenance of Zoo buildings.

• Operates a computer to complete work orders.

• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.

• Performs other duties as required or assigned.

• Driving is essential.

 

Qualifications

 

Required for Maintenance Worker:

 

• High School Diploma or GED

• One year experience in construction work of a semi-skilled nature

• Valid Texas Driver’s License

 

Required for Senior Maintenance Worker:

 

• High School Diploma or GED

• Three years’ plumbing, roof repair, building maintenance trade or related experience

• Valid Texas Driver’s License

 

Physical Demands

 

Heavy Work:

 

• Exerting in excess of 75 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.

 

EEO StatementThe City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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