The Aquarium Life Support Maintenance Engineer I will be part of a dynamic team that is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center's 800,000-gallon aquatic life support systems. This position will serve as a work leader and oversee the operation and maintenance of aquarium life support automated controls systems by training and supporting staff on control system operation, construction, maintenance, and programming.
Duties will include
There is no working conditions statement available for this position at this time.
MINIMUMS: Requires a High school diploma or GED plus five (5) years of experience in fields utilizing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities and associated with such positions as aquarium life support operator/technician/engineer, water treatment plant operator, automation technician or PLC/SCADA technician; or any equivalent combination of related education, experience and training. Must have a current and valid driver?s license. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be available to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime when required to meet operational needs. This position may require that incumbents wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, steel toed shoes, hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, or other safety attire and equipment in designated areas of risk. Specific requirements will be determined and communicated by the employee?s supervisor based on position assigned. This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to mandatory drug testing. Positive drug test results may result in counseling and/or discipline, up to and including, termination. Positions within this class have been designated as Alpha I positions requiring employees to work during inclement weather, regardless of the City?s operational status. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical.
DMV Transcript: Required
CDL: Not Required
DOT History: Not Required
CPS Check: Not Required
Respirator: Not Required
Polygraph Review: Not Required
Psychological Screening: Not Required
Associates degree or higher in electrical engineering or related field. Specialized training or certification in automation, electronics, or electrical fields. Experience programming and troubleshooting PLCs. Experience interpreting and preparing electrical or electronic plans, diagrams, and schematics. Work experience in mechanical fields or mechanical engineering fields. Experience in project management including maintaining budgets. Experience supervising and managing. Industry-related experience working in a public aquarium, water/wastewater treatment, aquaculture, or similar facility.
The position will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Once the appropriate applicant pool has been established, it will be closed.
VRS Contribution: All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.