Facilities Maintenance Technician - Mechanic
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking a full-time Mechanic with responsibilities for preventive, routine and emergency repairs on all facility vehicles including; gas and electric golf carts, diesel trucks, gas vans and pickups, diesel tractors, diesel trains and carousel. Other duties will include routine facilities maintenance.
The ideal candidate will have the following education and experience:
- High School Degree or GED
- Proficiency in electric, diesel and small engine repair
- Experience in hydraulic drive diesel
Candidates must be available to work special events that may occur outside of regular work schedule, including evenings, weekends or holidays, as assigned, and ability to work independently, exercising independent judgment and discretion.
Candidates must have the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, be able to bend, kneel, crawl, climb, jump and carry objects for short distances, be able to lift 50 pounds without difficulty, be able to traverse zoo grounds and construction on foot, be able to work outdoors in weather conditions including heat, cold, wind and rain, operate a motorized cart and be able to effectively communicate with staff and guests. Must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motorized vehicle.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers all full time employees a competitive benefits package including low cost medical, dental and life insurance for the employee, paid time off, 403B Retirement Plan, and discounts at the Zoo.
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