Position Title: Facility Operator I
Department: Facility Operations
Classification: Salary, non-exempt
Direct Report: Director of Facility Operations
The position reports to the Director of Facility Operations. The Facility Operator I is responsible for performing equipment maintenance tasks, cleaning, and general labor pertaining to animal life support systems and building mechanical systems. The ability to make accurate assessments of filter status and the cleaning schedule of filters is essential. Basic operational knowledge of animal life support and mechanical systems is necessary for this position.
Note: Position will involve exposure to inclement weather, dust, potentially dangerous and unpredictable animal species, and potentially dangerous machinery, restraint devices and toxic chemicals and/or drugs. Occasional use of protective clothing or equipment is required e.g. goggles, mask, gloves, and gowns.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Washing and cleaning filters and components
Housekeeping of LSS and mechanical system equipment, fixtures and work spaces
Unloading and warehousing of operational consumables and supplies
Assist other operators with daily tasks
Receive, distribute and store various controlled products such as chlorine
General repairs and maintenance
Availability to work weekends, holidays, on-call rotation, weather events and respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis if needed
Participate in staff meetings and provide relevant input
Undertake special projects as assigned by the Director of Facility Operations
Consistent and proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including but not limited to a fitted respirator, eye and ear protection, gloves, hard hat, harness, steel-toed footwear
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell – any or all of which may be for extended periods. The employee must often lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR BETTER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN INTERVIEW.