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Life Support Systems Technician

Full time, eligible for benefits

The Life Support Systems Technician is responsible for performing daily inspections of all life support systems and components, and maintaining all equipment in working order. The individual will handle such tasks as filter back washes, system lineup changes, barge water treatment, troubleshoot any faulty systems, and more. This position works a 4-day workweek, and all life support technicians rotate shifts to provide 24-hour coverage, 365 days of the year.

The Life Support Systems Technician’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing daily rounds inspections on all life support systems
  • Performing preventive and emergency maintenance for all the life support systems and associated equipment as needed
  • Isolating, troubleshooting and coordinating the repair of faulty life support systems including pumps, ozone generation systems, aquarium system filtration, and LSS building controls equipment
  • Providing support as needed with the construction and fabrication of new life support systems equipment and exhibits
  • Communicating successfully with and assisting members of the department and other departments within the aquarium as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or the completion of a formal training program a plus (or equivalent experience)
  • Previous aquatic animal life support experience in a private or public aquarium is highly desirable.
  • Must have work experience in a related technical field, such as wastewater treatment or marine engineering.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours (4-day workweek, including nights, weekends, and holidays in some rotations).

Knowledge, Skills, Traits for Success:

  • Aquatic animal life support experience in an aquarium highly desirable
  • Pipefitting and fabrication skills are highly desirable
  • Experience with centrifugal pump equipment fractional to 30 HP, sand filters, foam fractionators, UV sterilizers as well as heat exchangers is desirable
  • Understanding of basic water chemistry and tools used to measure water quality required
  • Must be highly computer literate with a strong understanding of MS windows
  • Understanding of automation and building control systems desirable
  • Must be a team-oriented individual with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of OSHA and Cal OSHA safety requirements is desirable

Interested & Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required by all applicants. There are THREE 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 PCI aptitude assessment.

Upon completion of all THREE 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 to three weeks. If you do not hear from us within that time, feel free to reapply in the future as other opportunities arise. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific!

The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Part-Time, 20–30 Hours per Week; $10.25/hour

The Housekeeping Associate is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the institution at all times, both inside and outside. The position involves the use of mechanized equipment and various cleaning solvents and chemicals.

Currently we are seeking candidates who are available to work primarily between the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. At times this shift may change to cover our day shift and night shift including events. In addition candidates must also be available to work a shift of 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to closing which includes working night events as stated above, and all applicants must be available to work up until 2:00 a.m. on an as needed basis.

The Housekeeping Associate’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Operating various mechanized cleaning equipment such as vacuums, polishers, buffers, etc.
  • Maintaining facility in a sanitary and infection-free condition through washing, cleaning and replacement of equipment and furnishings
  • Disposal of trash, waste, and other disposable materials
  • Handle various cleaning solvents, chemicals, etc.
  • Cleaning wash basins, mirrors and commodes daily
  • Checking areas for spills, water, etc. periodically
  • Using safety precautions in all housekeeping services
  • Shuttling mail between “dry” and “wet” sides using push cart or electric Gem car
  • Occasionally setting up meeting rooms in preparation for sessions or events

Qualifications

  • Ability to follow directions
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with teammates and independent of constant supervision
  • Must be able to work between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily, occasionally until 2:30 a.m. Must also be available to work a shift of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. as needed, and be available on weekends and holidays

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of basic housekeeping duties and procedures; previous housekeeping experience helpful
  • Maintaining and organizing supplies
  • Knowledge of working with cleaning chemicals, including MSDS protocol
  • Good oral skills
  • Ability to speak Spanish a strong plus

Interested and Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, please complete a JOB APPLICATION form, which is also available from the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Information Desk. Please submit your completed application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with ‘Housekeeping Associate’ in the Subject line. You may also deliver it to the Information Desk or fax it to (562) 951-1669. The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PART-TIME, 25–30 HOURS/WEEK; $13.50/HOUR

The Education Associate is responsible for conducting and teaching marine education programs (pre-K to adult) that support the Aquarium of the Pacific and its mission. The individual will implement the Aquarium’s existing onsite and offsite educational programs, which include teaching family, sleepover, school and Aquarium on Wheels community outreach programs; leading tours; and performing presentations. The individual will provide the highest level of customer service to guests, the community and professional peers while instilling a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its ecosystems, and inhabitants.

The Education Associate’s responsibilities include:

  • Teaching the Aquarium of the Pacific’s education programs
  • Maintaining the highest level of customer service to program participants and Aquarium guests
  • Demonstrating animal handling and appropriate care
  • Monitoring supplies and making recommendations to senior management when purchases are needed
  • Maintaining a clean teaching space for programs and presentations
  • Demonstrating creativity and flexibility in completing tasks
  • Leading whale watching excursions

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine science, biology, or related field preferred or equivalent experience (Individuals working toward their degree may also be considered)
  • Previous knowledge and training in the educational field and the implementation of informal educational programs
  • Valid California driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills, and Traits for Success

  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledgeable in ecological, biological, and conservation principles
  • Knowledge of effective instructional strategies for informal education to a variety of ages and abilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to speak in public
  • Ability to speak Spanish, a plus
  • Ability to interact with other zoos, aquariums, and informal education centers

Interested & Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required by all applicants. There are THREE 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 online assessments.

Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific! The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLY NOW

Once you have been contacted by the Aquarium and a date and time have been scheduled for your job interview, you are welcome to prepare:

Job Application – complete this document and bring it with you to the interview. By completing this paperwork in advance, at your leisure, you will have an opportunity to be completely thorough and accurate.

Release and Disclosure Form – complete this document and bring it with you to the interview. The Release and Disclosure form grants permission to the Aquarium to proceed with a background check, which is an important step in our hiring process.

References – be sure to include references who are familiar with your work, and ideally have supervised you in past jobs. If your work experience is limited, teachers, advisers, coaches, and other youth leaders are often strong references – just be sure to provide accurate numbers at which they may be contacted.

Summary of Rights Notice – keep this notice for your records.

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Have you ever wanted to work among the fishes?

We truly appreciate your interest in employment at the Aquarium of the Pacific!

On this page, you will find postings of our currently available positions. For your convenience, we have made every effort to describe these openings thoroughly. If you are interested in and qualified for a particular opportunity, we invite you to apply for the position by following the instructions at the end of the posting.

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