Maintenance Technician

This position involves the performance of detail-oriented work to maintain the Aviary buildings and grounds in order to promote a safe, healthy, and pleasant environment for Aviary guests, staff and the birds.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience working in a fun and dynamic atmosphere.  Join the rest of the Tracy Aviary staff by becoming a steward for the natural world while inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Daily and quarterly inspection and maintenance of Aviary to provide a safe, clean and tidy appearance.
  • Perform work requests as directed by Director of Horticulture and Facilities. Coordinates implementation of work requests.
  • Facilitate the success of custodial and horticulture staff when required.
  • Assist Aviary staff in dealing with facilities problems or emergencies. Responds to emergency requests when the Director of Horticulture and Facilities is unavailable

Job Qualifications: 

High School or Trade School graduate.  Valid driver’s license required. Specific experience in irrigation, plumbing, welding, carpentry, HVAC, electrical or small motor repair preferred.  Strong organizational and communication skills required.

Must possess effective mechanical problem-solving skills, and the use of sound judgment. This person should have the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to an emergency or sensitive situations along with the ability to carry out work according to policy and procedures.

Comments: 

This position involves lifting heavy supplies, bending, cleaning and occasional carrying of items; use of various hand and electrical tools; working in all weather conditions. 

A typical work week is Tuesday - Saturday.  Occasionally Sunday – Thursday.  This is a benefited position.  40 hours/week at $11.00 -13.00/hour depending on experience.

Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Send an electronic application including cover letter, resume, and phone numbers for three references to Matthew Utley, Director of Horticulture and Facilities at   Phone 801-596-8500 ext. 105