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LSS Water Quality Technician

Posted: May 31, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023
Houston Zoo
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Houston Zoo

LSS Water Quality Technician

This position is responsible for performing daily operations and upkeep of aquatic systems, equipment, overall property water supply, and animal life support systems. The LSS Water Quality Technician understands and interprets water chemistry reports and makes recommendations for corrections. Work objectives are to maintain the physical integrity of zoo structures and facilities.


Our Mission: Connect communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.
Our Vision: Be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

▪ Monitors water quality, clarity and chemistry of aquatic exhibits.

▪ Conducts the preventive maintenance and repair of LSS equipment.

▪ Recommends and maintain the stock of required spare parts, tools, and test instruments.

▪ Understands and interprets water chemistry reports and results and makes recommendations for corrections if needed.

▪ Troubleshoots and repairs all systems and equipment.

▪ Knowledge of control systems to monitor and record data.

▪ Maintains system logs and records.

▪ Interface effectively with other departments to maintain the highest quality standards.

▪ Follows and maintains all safety policies and procedures.

▪ Maintains the highest standard of work area cleanliness.

▪ Interacts with Zoo guests and maintains the highest level of guest satisfaction.

▪ Contributes to saving animals in the wild through: reduction of waste, water and energy use and inspiring guests and staff to take wildlife protecting actions.

▪ Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

▪ High school diploma or general education degree (GED); supplemented by two years’ experience in municipal water, waste water, or public aquarium life support systems

▪ Knowledge with diagnosing and repairing LSS equipment including ozone generators, pumps, heat exchangers, air compressors, control systems, and all types of filtration systems.

▪ Knowledge with pipe fitting utilizing PVC, FRP, copper and tubing.

▪ Excellent oral and written communications skills

▪ Ability to partner across teams and with all levels of staff

About the Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts with over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and yes, even education! There are over 2 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well-being of our residents and guests. We strive to ensure the protection of all the counterparts of the animals we have at the Zoo and in the wild.

Join the Houston Zoo and become a part of an organization that is focused on the preservation of wildlife and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in the local communities. Houston Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

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Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 7135336675

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