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Zoosiana | Zoo of Acadiana



Available Opportunities
Maintenance Manager
This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Maintenance Department

We are looking for the perfect person to run and manage Zoosiana's maintenance department.

This is an incredibly important role and it has numerous responsibilities, some of which include:

  • Maintaining and using various light- and heavy- duty equipment
  • Maintaining and using power tools and lawn care devices
  • Working on and troubleshooting plumbing, electrical, and carpentry projects
  • Working on grounds, landscaping, and grooming projects
  • Experience with or knowledge of welding is a plus

The ideal person can troubleshoot engines and equipment, work well in all weather conditions (outside for most of the job), and can assess, approach, and solve facility maintenance related issues that may develop.

Upon successful completion of an initial 90-day probationary period and upon approval of the Zoo Director, the ideal person will have management capabilities to:

  • Manage the maintenance staff and train ride staff
  • Carry out and complete routine tasks and projects (in addition to non-routine tasks and projects)

This position reports directly to both the General Manager and the Director.  If this person advances to the management position (as referenced above), this position works in collaboration with the entire zoo management team.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work outdoors
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Must be able to lift over 50 pounds
  • Must have basic plumbing skills
  • Must have basic electrical skills
  • Must have basic carpentry skills
  • Must know how to use power tools
  • Must be able to use lawn equipment
  • Must be able to paint
  • Must be safety conscious
  • Must be organized
  • Must be dependable
  • Must NOT be afraid to get dirty