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Facilities Technician


The Facilities department is currently looking for a skilled generalist, performing at a journey-level in HVAC and electrical with strong skills in other trades. The skills to be considered are mechanical/machinery repair, plumbing, carpentry and general fabrication. Aquarium Facilities Technicians perform a variety of skilled preventive and general maintenance, repair, construction and renovation work to the facility and systems.


  • Provide technical support and labor in the following disciplines: Electrical, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), machinery repair, carpentry and general fabrication.
  • Assists as required in the design, material procurement, construction, and daily operation and maintenance of the temporary holding facilities and the focus tanks located throughout the Aquarium.
  • Supervises the performance of the required daily inspections and routine maintenance of all life support equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance, inspections, troubleshoots, isolates, and coordinates the repair of faulty facilities and life support systems and equipment.
  • Reviews and becomes familiar with the drawings and technical aspects of all systems within the Aquarium.
  • Establishes and maintains equipment maintenance records as required and generates necessary reports, including budget requests and purchase order justifications.
  • Assists in the continuing development and implementation of a preventative maintenance program for all facilities and life support equipment in the Aquarium.
  • Assists in the design and construction of the facilities life support equipment for the changing exhibit area and future additions to the Aquarium.


  • Must exercise safe work practices at all times.
  • Multi-skilled in technical disciplines with a minimum of one required and two preferred: electrical, HVAC, machinery repair, carpentry and general fabrication.
  • A minimum of five (5) years specific jobs experience, completion of a formal training program, or appropriate contractors license is preferred.
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license.
  • Respirator certified and fit tested.


  • Requires a working knowledge and understanding of OSHA and Cal OSHA safety requirements for the work being performed.
  • Ability to install, modify, troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment and distributions systems from 125 VAC single phase up to an including 480 VAC 3 phase.
  • Ability to design, fabricate, install, operate, troubleshoot, and repair plumbing and pumping systems using PVC, CPVC, polyethylene, FRP, copper and black iron pipe.
  • Ability to operate, program, troubleshoot, repair, balance and monitor the performance of large, industrial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
  • Ability to install, align, balance, troubleshoot, and repair mechanized equipment such as motors, pumps, hydraulic systems, etc.
  • Ability to work from discussions, directions, and drawings to conceptualize and construct complete assemblies, systems, displays, or exhibits using multiple skills. Ability to read and accurately interpret prints, schematics, P&ID’s and drawings.
  • Ability to fabricate structures and equipment as required using wood, fiberglass (FRP), glass, acrylic and related materials.


  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to balance, bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-50lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-100lbs
  • Ability to work at a variety of heights
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills


  • Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness
  • Exposure to injury from animal
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Exposure to confined spaces
  • Exposure to work in an industrial environment, including areas with low headroom, difficult access
  • Ability to work around and use hazardous chemicals with proper PPE
  • Use of special auditory, visual, and personal protective equipment
  • Use of hand tools and large industrial machinery, including lifts, saws, drills and soldering tools.
  • Exposure to live electricity
  • Exposure to working with bio-hazards
  • Aquarium habitats and open ocean environments


If you meet the requirements of this position, please click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required for all applicants. There are FOUR simple steps to this process, which is administered by Wonderlic, Inc.:

  1. You will complete a brief web application;
  2. You will attach or build your resume;
  3. You will complete the WPT assessment;
  4. You will complete the WPI assessment.

Upon completion of all FOUR of these steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. If you are among the most qualified applicants, we will contact you within two weeks. If you do not hear from us within two weeks, feel free to reapply in the future as other opportunities arise. Thank you for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific!


The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.