Facilities Technician

Job Overview

Reports To:
Facilities Supervisor/Director of Facilities

FLSA Status:
Full-time, non-exempt




The Facilities Technician (Technician) position is a working position and requires a working and practiced knowledge of general labor skills. This position works under the direction of the Facilities Supervisor (Supervisor). In the Supervisor’s absence, this position reports to the Director of Facilities.  As part of a team, the Technician will strive to maintain the Zoo at a high standard of safety and appearance for team members, guests, vendors and the general public. Additional guidance is received through established policies and procedures, plus verbal and written communications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The employee in this position must be able to perform all the essential job duties listed below; however, this list is not intended to be all inclusive of the specific tasks that an employee in this position may be expected to perform.

  • Be a Zoo Ambassador at all times.
  • Works as part of a team or independently under the instruction of the Facilities Supervisor and/or Director.
  • Perform general maintenance duties including but not limited to electrical repairs and modification, plumbing repair and modification, carpentry, painting, drywall repair, masonry repair and modification, automotive and equipment repair, welding, minor air conditioning repair, tool and equipment repair, lock repair and maintenance.
  • Operate tractors, loaders and other heavy equipment.
  • Operate power tools and related safety equipment.
  • Follow preventative maintenance programs.
  • Report to supervisor the need for materials and supplies to complete given assignments.
  • Help set-up and break down at special event functions and after hours parties.
  • Work with outside contractors and/or volunteer crews as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Adheres to all Zoo policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A minimum of four years of construction and/or maintenance of animal facilities experience involving the major building trades.
  • Operate power tools and related safety equipment.
  • Knowledge of complex plumbing, electrical, masonry, carpentry repairs/maintenance.
  • Knowledge of pumps and motors repair.
  • Basic computer skills necessary for daily operations.

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


Education and Experience:

  • Must be a high school graduate, or have a GED.
  • College, vocational or technical school studies preferred.

High school diploma or equivalent required


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

Valid Florida driver’s license.


Physical Demands:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following have been identified as physical requirements of the job:

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds, stand for long periods of time and drive Zoo vehicles.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, reach or feel and manipulate objects or controls.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, walk distances, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel and crouch.
  • Several job functions of this position are performed in confined areas.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment:

A large percentage of duties are performed outdoors in various weather conditions, ranging from rain, wind, cool to cold weather, and extreme heat and humidity.  It is possible the employee will be exposed to dust and harsh chemicals that if not handled properly may present a health hazard.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The Central Florida Zoological Society, Inc. (CFZS) reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description pertains to an “at will” position with the CFZS and in no way constitutes a written or implied contract of employment.


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The Central Florida Zoological Society, Inc. (CFZS) is an equal opportunity employer and makes decisions related to compensation and all terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender orientation, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic, military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited by the CFZS.


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