Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society

Maintainer, Facility Operations, New York Aquarium

Job Description

About Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS):
WCS stands for wildlife and wild places. As the world’s premier wildlife conservation organization, WCS has a long track record of achieving innovative, impactful results at scale. We run field programs spanning 60 countries and the entire ocean. We build on a unique foundation: Our reach is global; we discover through best-in-class science; we protect through work on the ground with local and indigenous people; we inspire through our world-class zoos, aquarium, and education programs; and we leverage our resources through partnerships and powerful policy influence. Our more than 4,000 diverse, passionately committed team members in New York City and around the world work collectively to achieve our conservation mission.

Position Objective:
The Facility Operations Maintainer (FOM) is a technical, safety- sensitive, and essential position responsible for the safe operation, monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of New York Aquarium’s electrical, HVAC, water, gas, building infrastructure and other related work as required. The FOM is expected to perform high quality work in support of New York Aquarium’s mission.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and affect necessary repairs on all facilities maintenance and infrastructure related equipment including, but not limited to, HVAC units, chillers, cooling towers, sanitary ejector systems (force mains), circulator pumps, boilers heat exchangers, lighting systems, and electrical systems.
  • Perform general maintenance of building systems including, but not limited to, envelope, painting, carpentry, lighting, door hardware, and finishes.
  • Maintain accurate records; generates work daily log sheets in a neat and orderly fashion, uses computer, MS Office and MS Outlook
  • Assists in other animal care areas as assigned.
  • Performs various troubleshooting techniques related to system problems and/or malfunctions and responds to emergencies.
  • Ensure safety of self, animals, co-workers and visitors by observing safety guidelines around the animals, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Utilizes chemical supply products and follows standardized usage guidelines and safety information as set by the Safety Data Sheets.
  • Read, understand and utilize technical manuals and data regarding Facilities Maintenance methodology and equipment
  • Operate New York Aquarium vehicles as needed for field investigations and to retrieve or deliver materials from or to local business, suppliers, etc.

Qualification Requirements

Job Qualification:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3 years’ experience in plumbing, heating, carpentry, electrical or maintenance work.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to work weekend days, nights and holidays as assigned

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and move materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders up to 20ft in height.
  • Ability to work indoors, outdoors and in all weather conditions.

WCS is an equal opportunity employer, and the organization complies with all employment and labor laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in hiring and ensures that candidates from all backgrounds are fairly and consistently considered during the recruitment process. We are dedicated to hiring and engaging a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. The organization provides equal employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. The organization does not discriminate for employment based on gender, race/ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information or any other covered status or characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that we do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based upon a person’s membership in one of these protected categories in areas such as recruitment, selection, job assignment, supervision, training, promotions, job grading, transfers, termination, compensation, benefits, educational opportunities, WCS sponsored recreational activities and facilities.

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