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HVAC Technician - Oregon Zoo

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/22/2019

Deadline to apply: Continuous
Salary: $27.90 - $35.17 hourly

Position Summary:
This position will remain open until a sufficient pool of applications has been received, but screening will begin on February 6, 2019, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Exceptional opportunity to work with a wide range of HVAC and refrigeration systems at one of Oregon's most popular attractions. As an HVAC Technician at the Oregon Zoo, you'll gain experience maintaining and repairing a diverse collection of HVAC systems while supporting groundbreaking wildlife research and conservation activities. This position will work a regular schedule, with minimal overtime required (and overtime pay when it is). In addition, Metro offers a generous benefits package, including vacation and sick pay; retirement savings; health, dental and vision coverage; and more.

In this position, you will perform, design and coordinate the Oregon Zoo's technical maintenance functions and repairs for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); refrigeration and potable water filtration; and other complex, technical equipment. You will be responsible for developing and overseeing the zoo's overall technical HVAC/R support systems, equipment, purchasing, contractor, emergency service, records, shop and safety. Responsibilities include installation, alteration, preventive maintenance and quality assurance, as well as working with curators and animal keepers, contractors and other maintenance staff.

At the Oregon Zoo, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

Minimum Requirements:
Five years of progressively responsible experience in HVAC systems design, maintenance, repair, installation, operations and project management; or any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the classification duties and responsibilities. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Preferred qualifications:
Possession of the Universal Refrigerants License is strongly preferred; if the selected candidate does not possess this certification, it would be required within the first six months of hire. LEB certification preferred.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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