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Maintenance Technician

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
High School

To qualify for this job opening, it is necessary that you have completed High School. Not knowing the salary, you can negotiate based on the company's approach to employee work-life harmony and mental well-being. February 1, 2024 is when the Maintenance Technician job vacancy was announced, and it will no longer be open after February 29, 2024. While the job is currently based in Columbia, the employer is open to exploring the possibility of remote work arrangements for qualified candidates who live elsewhere. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden offers internship jobs for those who want to gain new skills. The place of work for this position is located at Columbia , SC , Columbia , SC.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Maintenance Technician


Ambassador Commitment: Create meaningful connections and inspire actions that will have a lasting impact on conservation. 

Responsibilities: Under general supervision, is responsible for general repair and maintenance of a variety of structures, equipment, vehicles, and facilities at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.  Duties will vary daily and can include assignments such as general repair, preventative maintenance, carpentry, minor plumbing/electrical/HVAC, welding, excavating, fence repair, etc.  May be required to operate medium to heavy equipment such as a forklift, backhoe, skid steer, snorkel lift, trencher, etc. as required to complete assignments. Also, may participate in renovation or construction projects. Must be available to work occasional evenings when needed for special projects or zoo events. Must be available to work on weekends. Must be available for on-call duty after hours.

Education and Experience: High school graduate with vocational/technical training in equipment repair/trade or Associates Degree in related field, and three to five years of experience as a maintenance worker or tradesmen; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must possess or be eligible for a valid S.C. driver's license.



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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-779-8717

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