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Diver I - Dive Maintenance

Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta, United States Posted: September 19 2023

Job duties of the Georgia Aquarium Diver I, Dive Maintenance shall be twofold: Working and Scientific. First, the diver will assume a role of working diver under the regulations for commercial diving as outline by OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart T. Commercial-oriented diving tasks shall include, but not be limited to deployment, moving and retrieving of heavy objects by using heavy hand or power tools, performing daily husbandry including the inspection, maintenance and repair of aquarium exhibits, the application and repair of underwater coatings and liners, and other tasks NOT exempt from OSHA’s commercial diving regulations. These tasks will include, but not be limited to, those of an observer and data gatherer. Examples include measuring of items, collection of samples, monitoring, surveying, documenting and identification. If tools are used, they will be small and light in nature. In addition, the Diver I, Dive Maintenance, shall be required to work with a diverse team of divers in the implementation of dive safety procedures and guidelines ensuring safety at the facility and off-site.

  • Hone skills learned as an Apprentice
  • Meets all applicable requirements as outlined in Georgia Aquarium’s Diving Operations and Procedures
  • Adheres to dive safety policies and
  • Maintains, inspects, and repairs dive equipment ensuring all is within the proper operating parameters to provide a safe working environment for the
  • Maintain preventative maintenance on breathable air systems while maintaining precise
  • Performs working dives in support of the program mission on a regular
  • Takes an active role in the aquarium’s exhibit maintenance and repair program, which will include leak detection and repair via applied injection techniques and underwater acrylic restoration
  • Assists Zoological Operations and Life Support Systems staff in the repairs and modifications of the LSS
  • Assists with inventory of all related diving equipment and
  • Maintains the highest standards of work area cleanliness at all
  • Interfaces effectively with other departments to maintain the highest standards of
  • As needed, interacts on behalf of Georgia Aquarium, with guests, media, public,
  • Performs other duties as workload
  • Effectively expresses ideas verbally and non-verbally and actively listen to individuals and
  • Expresses ideas clearly and concisely in written form using letters, reports, and other
  • High School Degree required
  • Hold current First Aid and Adult CPR, and Oxygen Provider certification or the ability to obtain
  • Have a minimum of one (1) years’ experience in working and/or aquarium-related
  • Hold current dive certification(s) from a nationally recognized agency or agencies, the level of Advanced Open Water and/or Rescue at the
  • Additional diving related certification(s), e. Dry Suit, Dive Master, Open Water Instructor, etc., and additional training/experience in underwater maintenance and repair is a plus.
  • Tech certifications in ScubaPro
  • Hold a valid driver’s
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Pass Georgia Aquarium’s Written Dive Knowledge Exam (minimum score of 80%).
  • Pass Georgia Aquarium’s Dive Physical.
  • Pass Georgia Aquarium’s Swim
Physical Demands & Work Environment:

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 occasionally 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. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 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.

In addition, the daily physical requirements specific to the Diver I, Dive Maintenance may include:

  • Typing on a computer keyboard
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Walking
  • Lift and carrying in loads excess of 50 pounds 100 feet
  • Ability to travel (car) as needed
  • Ability to swim
  • Ability to use SCUBA equipment
  • Ability to maintain daily contact with a living collection of plants and animals

I commit to the Georgia Aquarium, Inc. the following:

  • Mission: Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide.
  • Vision: To be the Premier Aquarium in the World for Science, Entertainment, Education and Conservation.
  • Values: Integrity, Innovation, Leadership, Teamwork, Respect, Excellence, Appreciation & Inclusion

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