Night-shift facilities/life sciences tech

  • Seattle, WA
  • Industry
  • Full Time

The Seattle Aquarium seeks a full-time, night-shift facilities/life sciences technician to provide essential coverage overnight, from 11pm until 7am. The night-shift facilities/life sciences technician bridges the job duties performed by the Aquarium evening biologist and the life sciences/ operations staff, in accordance with established company policies and procedures. The technician provides support and technical expertise for a variety of maintenance/repair activities and coordinates work with skilled crafts and with other departments under the supervision of the Aquarium engineer.

Responsibilities include presenting a high level of dependability and accountability across all assigned tasks, effectively communicating and collaborating across departments, coping with change and operating at times in environments of uncertainty, utilizing good judgment and experience when solving complex problems, and demonstrating a willingness to learn new methods and approaches to challenges. The night-shift facilities/life sciences technician is expected to respond to emergencies on an as-needed basis. This is a very independent position requiring a high degree of self-motivation. This technician will work five shifts (40 hours), 11pm to 7am, each week but may be called upon to provide relief for additional vacancies in the facilities department when necessary and with appropriate notice. 

Hours of work: Covers the night shift from 11pm to 7am, Tuesday through Saturday. Occasional need for weekend or after-hours work with notice. 

  • General knowledge of safety and PPE requirements for working in an industrial facility. Includes working with and around tools (hand and power), mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, hydraulics and chemicals. Read and interpret all related
    operating procedures, manuals and safety protocols. 
  • Experience working around general public and awareness of customer service norms. 
  • General knowledge of building mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc.) a plus. Basic knowledge of building automation systems a plus.
  • Experience reading blueprints, schematics, datasheets and piping and instrumentation diagrams a plus. 
  • Proficient in use of MS Office suite; able to learn other related software as necessary to complete assigned work. 
  • This position requires a detail-oriented, organized and diligent approach to both everyday tasks and problem solving. 
  • Effective, efficient and safe, with a desire to achieve craftsman-quality work. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; prioritize, allocate and monitor workload effectively; use sound judgment to address problems and discrepancies. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to successfully conduct operational activities and influence others to be operationally effective. 
  • Must obtain certificates, licenses and registrations as required to perform duties outlined in the job description. The following training/certifications must be successfully completed in first 180 days of employment (and maintained thereafter) 
    • Scissor lift training 
    • Ladder safety training  
    • Confined space training 
    • Woodshop safety training 
    • CPR/first aid training 
    • Respirator fit test training 
    • Fall protection training 
    • Valid Washington state driver's license and a clean driving record in order to be able to travel independently throughout western Washington. 

Posted 11 months ago