Position Title: Facility Operator III
Department: Facility Operations
Classification: Salary, non-exempt
Direct Report: Director of Facility Operations
This position reports to the Director of Facility Operations. The Facility Operator III is responsible for construction, operation and maintenance of animal habitats and life support systems, building HVAC, water/sewer, natural and propane gas powered equipment, and control systems. The Facility Operator III performs specialized mechanical maintenance and repairs in conjunction with animal husbandry employees and related departments. Comprehensive theoretical and operational knowledge of animal LSS and water quality parameters are essential to 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.
Daily operation of animal life support filtration and building equipment and systems
Assess animal life support systems for compliance with operational parameters, collate information from various team members and sources, communicating conditions and recommendations to supervision, team members and other departments verbally and by email
Troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, electrical, and control systems related to the animal life support systems, animal habitats, water/sewer, HVAC, and buildings
Monitoring water quality in animal life support and treatment systems for water quality parameters per established protocols and standards
Gathering and recording operational information in a clear and concise manner using computer-based data records
Schedule, perform, and track scheduled and preventative maintenance of equipment and the facility
Monitoring and calibration of LSS and building control systems
Act as lead on team projects. Coordinate work and supplies to perform tasks
Mentor and assist with training of less experienced staff
Participate in standard and emergency protocol development and execution
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
Maintain awareness of industry-related activities, trends and best practices
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.