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Part Time Apprentice Diver - Dive Maintenance

Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta, United States Posted: May 29, 2024

Job duties of the Georgia Aquarium Apprentice, Dive Maintenance are specific to Working Dives. 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; using heavy hand or power tools; 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. Further, the Apprentice, 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. Apprenticeship will last approximately one year before employee becomes eligible for Diver I position.

  • Participate in professional development as
  • Meet all applicable requirements as outlined in Georgia Aquarium’s Diving Operations and Procedures
  • Adhere to dive safety policies and
  • Learn to maintain, inspect, and repair dive equipment to ensure all is within the proper operating parameters to provide a safe working environment for the divers.
  • Help to ensure that all divers are following policies set forth by the Dive Control
  • Perform both working and scientific dives in support of the program mission on a regular
  • Take active role in the aquarium’s exhibit maintenance and repair program, which may include, leak detection and repair via applied injection techniques and underwater acrylic restoration
  • Assist Zoological Operations and Life Support Systems staff in the repairs and modifications of the LSS
  • Assist with the inventory of all related diving equipment and
  • Maintain the highest standards of work area cleanliness at all
  • Interface effectively with other departments to maintain the highest standards of
  • As needed, interact on behalf of Georgia Aquarium, with guests, media, public,
  • Perform other duties as workload
  • Effectively express ideas verbally and non-verbally and actively listen to individuals and
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely in written form using letters, reports, and other
  • High School Diploma
  • Hold current First Aid and Adult CPR, and Oxygen Provider certification or the ability to obtain
  • Hold current dive certification(s) from a nationally recognized agency or agencies, the level of Open Water and/or ADCI at the
  • 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 Apprentice, 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 Georgia Aquarium, Inc. to be a part of the following:
  • Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and Aquatic animals worldwide.
  • To be the Premier Aquarium in the World for Science, Entertainment, Education and Conservation.
  • Respect,
  • Teamwork,
  • Integrity,
  • Innovation,
  • Leadership,
  • Excellence,
  • Appreciation & Inclusion

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