Maintenance Technician job vacancy in Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium (Springfield, MO 65807)

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Company name : Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium
Location : Springfield, MO 65807
Position : Maintenance Technician

Description :
Job Overview: Wonders of Wildlife located in Springfield, MO is seeking multiple, experienced Maintenance Technicians to join our team! This position is responsible for preventative, corrective and routine maintenance on the building systems, equipment, the physical plant systems, and Life Support Systems. This includes response maintenance on electrical, plumbing, mechanical and finish building trades.
Essential Functions:

Responsible for performing electrical maintenance consisting of repairing or replacing switches, repairing electrical and lighting fixtures, troubleshooting or replacing motors, diagnosing short circuits and performing routine inspections for safety and equipment maintenance.
Assist in maintaining preventive maintenance program on all building systems and equipment.
Responsible for scheduling and performing plumbing repairs consisting of repairing broken pipes, installing supply and waste lines, repairing and replacing pumps, valves and seals, unclogging stopped up lines and performing routine inspections for safety and equipment maintenance.
Responsible for performing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration maintenance consisting of installing new equipment, modifying existing equipment, diagnosing faulty equipment and performing routine inspections for safety and equipment maintenance.
Responsible for performing material handling equipment repairs consisting of lift equipment, hoists, maintenance platforms, dock levelers, elevators and escalators. This includes briefing and controlling contracted maintenance support as well as performing routine inspections for safety and equipment maintenance.
Responsible for installing and repairing various appliances consisting of smoke detection systems, turn style counters, metal detectors, intrusion alarm devices and security systems. This includes briefing and controlling contracted maintenance support as well as performing routine inspections for safety and equipment maintenance.
Responsible for coordinating and completing finishing building trades which include painting, floor repairs, wall and door repairs and other assigned carpentry projects.
Responsible for monitoring trends to help diagnose deficiencies with the Life Support Systems equipment and monitoring, communicating and responding to LSS alarms.
Mentors and trains less experienced staff in all aspects of the job.
Assists all departments with related maintenance and repair work as directed
Assists staff and visitors as needed in a pleasant, professional and courteous manner.
Must adhere to all company/department safety standards and policies.
Must be open to working mandatory/approved overtime.
Must be open to working weekends/weekdays/nights when necessary/critical to support the business.
Must be able to cover shifts at affiliate Conservation Attraction properties.
Must have an approved driving record and operate a company vehicle if required/applicable.

MINIMUM Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education:

Requires good understanding of motor controls, pumps, physical plants, automated controls and pneumatics. Requires ability to read blueprints, schematic drawings and diagrams. Requires good computer and communication skills, and the ability to understand and operate related office and building equipment.
Requires a relatively high degree of concentration and attention to read and interpret designs, specifications, and schematic drawings. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions with little supervision.
Requires walking/standing approximately 50% of time; sitting approximately 10% of time; lifting up to 50 lbs. approximately 20% of time; stooping, forward bending and crouching approximately 20% of time. Requires the use of multiple types of ladders. Requires the ability to work at heights proficiently.
Requires capability of performing essential job functions in an outside environment un-protected from severe weather conditions, where hazardous materials and activities generally require special precautions, in mechanical equipment rooms where spaces are small and tight, and in office environments with climate-control and good lighting.
Requires use of hands, arms and legs to operate tools and equipment used for construction, repair and maintenance. Requires use of hands and arms to operate computers and other general office equipment.
Requires the ability to verbally communicate with employees, distributors and technical professionals in person and via telephone.
Requires the ability to operate office equipment including computers and read written instructions, blueprints and other documentation.
Requires the ability to work alone and unsupervised in facility for several hours at a time.

Additional Competencies:

Adaptability – Ability to effectively adjust to major changes in work tasks or the work environment.
Aligning Performance for Success – Skilled at focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
Building a Successful Team – Skilled at building a cohesive team and facilitating goal accomplishment.
Building Trust – Ability to interact with others in an honest, fair and respectful way; giving others confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
Communication – Skilled at clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media; engaging the audience and helping them understand and retain the message.
Customer Focus – Ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships; actively seeking information to understand and address customers’ needs.
High Work Standards – Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks.
Planning and Organizing – Skilled at establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure work is completed efficiently.
Problem Solving / Decision Making – Ability to identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing solutions.

We offer the following benefits by joining our team:
Full Time:

Store/Attraction employee discounts
Medical, Vision, Dental, Company Paid Life Insurance, LTD, STD, 401(k)
Paid Time Off

About Us: Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium consists of an all-new 1.5-million-gallon Aquarium Adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, and immersive Wildlife Galleries that bring visitors eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled. Created by noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder/CEO Johnny Morris, the 350,000-square-foot experience celebrates people who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water. Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri the campus is a centerpiece of America’s Conservation Capital in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains. Wonders of Wildlife has been voted “Best New Attraction in America” and “America’s Best Aquarium” by the readers of USA TODAY. For more information, visit

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