Maintenance Worker II – Facilities

Oregon Zoo / Metro
April 1, 2024
Portland, OR
Job Type


Job Summary: As a valued member of the Facilities team, you'll not only enjoy the satisfaction of maintaining and enhancing our facilities and exhibits but also the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where no two days are the same. With access to state-of-the-art tools and equipment, you'll have the chance to showcase your skills while contributing to the success of our zoo. If you're passionate about animal care, guest service, and skilled in maintenance and repair tasks, we invite you to join our dedicated team and contribute to the success of our zoo. Apply now to embark on a rewarding career with us!

Job Responsibilities: As the Maintenance Worker II you will:

  • Collaborates with supervisors, veterinarian staff, and animal keepers to craft innovative solutions, addressing challenges and tailoring each project to meet specific requirements.
  • Engages with zoo visitors, providing guidance and information while onsite completing various projects.
  • Constructs, upkeeps, and restores variety of structures including buildings, fences, exhibits, and more, ensuring the integrity and functionality of the facilities.
  • Manages plumbing installations and repairs, from valves to waterlines, conducting meticulous testing and maintenance to uphold operational efficiency.
  • Executes concrete work, from form-building to finishing, for various zoo structures including walls, floors, and animal habitats.
  • Utilizes welding and metal fabrication techniques to craft custom solutions like fences, gates, and animal shelters, meeting the zoo's unique needs.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with an array of hand and power tools, as well as operating heavy machinery

Required Skills and Qualifications: We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific in your application materials on how your background is relevant.

  • Three years progressively responsible trade experience such as required for mechanic, machinist, welding, and heavy equipment operator responsibilities with skills including design, fabrication, and assisting in project management, and Trade certified or equivalent, or Any combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for successful completion of the essential job duties.
  • Required Valid Driver’s license

Preferred Skills and Qualifications: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider them when identifying the most qualified candidates. Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience, including the military, or life experience that are relevant for this position. 3 or more years of welding and fabrication experience

Compensation: $30.74 - $37.36 Hourly

Apply Online: If interested in this opportunity and would like to read more or to apply, visit our website by April 19 at 5pm PST.

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