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Zoo Maintenance Worker

Date: Jul 19, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Zoo 

Pay:  $12.67 per hour 

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week 


Performs technical work related to construction and maintenance of facilities. Participates in all maintenance operations including construction, maintenance and repair as requested by customer. Special event preparation, setup, and teardown. Interacts and provides customer service to all zoo defined customers.


Design, Inspect, Evaluate and Troubleshoot

  • Demonstrates and maintains skills to identify and correct defects in buildings, installations, fixtures, equipment and tools necessary for processes
  • Design, troubleshoot and mechanical equipment, electrical and electronic special effects
  • Design, troubleshoot and evaluate interactive equipment, including audio, video, and lighting
  • Interprets and follows design concepts per customer requirements; uses provided plans or design or may create plans as requested; determines material requirements for each work order
  • Upon assignment of work orders, requests materials; submits completed work orders


Construct, Maintain, and Repair

  • Maintains knowledge and methods for tools, materials and equipment utilized
  • Maintains knowledge of occupational hazards of trades
  • Construct, install, maintain and repair mechanical equipment, electrical, and special effects, interactives, audio, video and lighting.
  • Welding and fabrication of various metals
  • Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshoots and repairs all assigned equipment
  • Maintains materials, equipment, and data files in an approved orderly fashion


Event Setup and Interdepartmental Support

  • Performs setup of special events; including but not limited to providing for electrical, setup of lighting, signs, tents, props, and other as requested
  • Design and construct various props/sets for special events
  • Assist departments when needed


Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent. Experience in maintenance and/or construction. Valid State of Kansas driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications: Two to four years’ experience in maintenance or construction. Certifications from a technical college in construction related fields.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita