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Maintenance Technician II

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Draper, United States Posted: May 04, 2023


The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA) is a 501(c3) non-profit organization that provides the community with countless educational opportunities to understand and respect our precious Earth and its living ecosystems, from the Utah deserts and mountains, to rain forest habitats, to the planet’s vast oceans.  Working at The Living Planet Aquarium is more than just a job, it is purpose-driven work.  We need exceptionally talented and hardworking team members to join us on our mission of inspiring people to explore, discover, and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.  We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, flexible spending account, 401(k) with match, PTO, Holiday Pay, New Child Leave, Aquarium Memberships and passes, and much more. 

Position Summary:

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for monitoring and maintaining all equipment that is associated with live animal exhibits. This includes pumps, sand filters, UV, ozone generators and other equipment that is critical to animal health. Duties include performing routine maintenance on aquatic exhibits, backwashing filters, conducting water changes and addition of chemicals to maintain water quality to pre-determined standards. LSST are also responsible for improving exhibits by modifying existing systems, and installing new equipment.  The LSST will model an outstanding work ethic and have accountability for water quality and animal safety.

  • A BS/BA degree in related field with at least one year paid experience
  • Experience operating, maintaining, designing and building life support systems for marine and freshwater systems
  • Knowledge and ability to adhere to OSHA standards and proper use of personal protective equipment in an aquarium environment.
  • Skilled in building and LSS plumbing and building codes
  • Preferred certification – AALSO Operator Level I
Critical Skills/Competencies:
  • Knowledge of pumps, filters, fractionators, UV sterilizers, heat exchangers, ozone systems and automated control equipment
  • Strong demonstrated knowledge of water chemistry and monitoring in an aquarium environment
  • SCUBA certification from an internationally recognized training association
  • Ability to work in a team environment and have strong oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and cleanliness
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain the highest level of quality as it relates to the aquarium’s public and exhibit image
  • Perform inspections, preventative maintenance, routine upkeep, cleaning, and repair of all life support equipment
  • Understand water chemistry reports and their relationships to life support systems
  • Maintain accurate and detailed life support systems logs and records
  • Assist with the design of life support systems for temporary holding tanks and future exhibits
  • Assist in the making of sea water for marine systems
  • Participate in special training and professional development opportunities as needed
  • Inspect, monitor, repair, maintain and rebuild life support system equipment as required
  • Work closely with the husbandry staff, other departments and volunteers
  • Respond to emergencies as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The Living Planet Aquarium is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.  We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or military status.   The Living Planet Aquarium is committed to ensuring individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process.  Should you require accommodations, please contact

Depending on the volume of interests and submissions, we will only be contacting applicants who meet all of the minimum requirements listed in the job posting. Only those applicants who align most closely with our minimum and preferred qualifications will be contacted for an interview. Loveland Living Planet Aquarium will retain your application materials for one year and may contact you regarding future opportunities.

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