Maintenance Technician (WildCare Park) - Hamel - job 1197109

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Hamel, Illinois

Employment type: Full-time

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Technician

LOCATION: Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park

DIVISION: Facilities Management

DEPARTMENT: Maintenance

REPORTS TO: Manager, Maintenance



SUMMARY: The Maintenance Technician will perform the general maintenance and repair of the physical facilities and grounds throughout the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park. As an active member of Facilities Management, this position will support the Zoo’s mission and advocate the Zoo’s core values and three keys.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following reflects the Zoo’s definition of essential functions for this position but does not restrict additional assigned tasks. The Zoo may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position.

  • Perform a variety of general maintenance duties including but not limited to minor building, HVAC/R, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting repairs and upkeep.

  • Conduct preventative maintenance and routine servicing of equipment including but not limited to greasing and oiling motors, changing and tightening belts, changing filters and cleaning condensers and evaporators.

  • Utilize the CMMS work order system for work scheduling, preventative maintenance programs and record keeping.

  • Assist with the cultivation and care of the grounds and perimeter fence line.

  • Utilize the building automation system to monitor, diagnose and ensure systems are operating at full efficiency.

  • De-ice and clear snow from walks, pathways, roadways and parking lots throughout the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park during inclement weather.

  • Provide on-call, weekend or evening event coverage if needed.

  • Ensure that proper safety guidelines and usage of PPE are followed at all times.

  • Know and understand the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park employee handbook and adhere to all stated disciplinary actions and personnel policies.

  • Work in close collaboration with all internal departments.

  • Reporting to the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Park, this position may be assigned tasks at the Sears Lehmann Jr. Wildlife Reserve or the Saint Louis Zoo.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of this position.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Minimum three years of experience in the technical fields involving building and grounds maintenance required.

  • Certification or undergraduate degree preferred.

  • Possession or the ability to obtain OSHA 10/30-Hour Training certification.

  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.

  • Good attendance record and work ethic.

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

  • Possession or the ability to obtain a Missouri Class E Driver’s License is required for residents of Missouri.

  • All successful candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug test.

  • COVID vaccinations are required for this position.


  • Must be able to push, pull, bend, squat, stoop, climb stairs or ladders, and twist many times a day.

  • Must be able to safely lift, carry and load 50 pounds.

  • Physical capacity to endure exposure to inclement weather, dust, heavy machinery, restraint devices and hazardous chemicals. Use of proper PPE may be required.


  • This position will work in both a shop environment and outside. Significant exposure to weather is possible.

How to apply:

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