Aquariums Hiring

Job board dedicated to the aquarium industry

This job is no longer available.

Aquarium Water Control Technician (Part-Time)

San Antonio Zoo
San Antonio, United States Posted: February 25, 2023

The Water Control Technician is responsible for the daily monitoring of life support conditions and preventative maintenance of all water and filtration systems within the animal and public areas.  You will also be responsible for maintaining the water quality throughout the Zoo.


  • Responsible for water quality throughout the Zoo; including testing, assessing test results, and treating with chemicals as needed.
  • Maintenance of filtration pumps, ozone generators, inline heaters, gas-fired aquatic boilers, and equipment associated with life support and water treatment.
  • Backwashing large exhibits and filters.
  • Maintain potable water systemin the best condition for water conservation.
  • Monitor the Zoo’s well water system.
  • Operate safely zoo vehicles including pick up trucks, forklift, and bobcat.
  • Maintain and inspect backflows.
  • Assist with the design and build of new and/or revamped water features, life support systems, and other moving water displays.
  • Maintain Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification; re-certify when needed.
  • Upholds all company policies as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures, Team Member Handbook, and Code of Business Conduct.
  • Consistently exhibit an attitude of service inside and outside of the zoo, showing hospitality to all.
  • Be fully committed to the mission of San Antonio Zoo to create awareness that inspires action to care for the wild world we steward and animals we protect.


  • Performs other work-related duties as required and assigned. 


  • Able to understand, foresee, and apply necessary safety precautions applicable to the Zoo environment.
  • Knowledge of various types of filtration systems, pumps, ozone generators, and boilers.
  • Ability to work independently as well as maintain professional and efficient working relationships with other departments.
  • Ability to use common tools and equipment of the trade.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • High School graduate or GED certificate.
  • Able to obtain a backflow license and CPO certification (certified pool operator) within six months or employment.
  • Six months of experience in the operation and maintenance repair of pumps, filters, and motors for aquatic life support systems.
  • Experience with water quality testing.
  • Two years of experience in plumbing work.  High plumbing aptitude may be substituted for experience.
  • This position requires a valid Class ‘C’ Texas Driver’s License or a valid driver’s license from another state with the ability to obtain a Class ‘C’ Texas Driver’s License within 45 days of becoming employed.
  • Successful candidates must complete a pre-employment drug screening, and background check.
  • Must be able to work in varying climates and weather conditions (rain, snow, hot, or cold).
  • We enjoy year-round operation for all staff, must be available days, nights, weekends, and occasional after-hour assignments.

Be the First to Know About Similar Jobs

Your next opportunity could be an email away. Let us make your job search easier. Join our email list now.