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Maintenance Technician

Red River Zoo
2.6 out of 5
4255 23rd Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58104
$17 - $20 an hour - Full-time


4255 23rd Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58104

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Title: Maintenance Technician (Full time, hourly position with benefits)

Reports to: Facility & Grounds Manager

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides maintenance and repairs for the Red River Zoo’s buildings, equipment, exhibits, carousel, and physical infrastructure.
  • Follows and makes recommendations to the Zoo’s maintenance programs and schedules, documents maintenance procedure per schedule on daily, weekly monthly and seasonal schedules.
  • Adheres to the Zoo’s purchasing policies and department budget
  • This position involves working directly with other staff and departments to ensure proper development and maintenance of the Red River exhibitory, buildings and physical infrastructure.
  • Must be able to plan and prioritize projects and work orders to maximize efficiency and safety for the staff and public. Ensure projects are ready and executed on time or reports delays promptly. Coordination and scheduling of seasonal positions which may cross between different departments requires proper planning and prioritizing skills.
  • Must be a self-starter who demonstrates productivity and efficiency. Sets an example of good work ethics, maturity, and professionalism
  • Assists with coordination of snow removal in winter months.
  • Coordinates daily, weekly, monthly maintenance schedule of zoo equipment and carousel.
  • Experienced in the safe operation of proper tools including power tools and skid steer
  • Ability to effectively plan and coordinate projects with multiple departments
  • Assist with set up of special events or rentals when necessary
  • Ensures AZA and USDA requirements are met with regards to non-animal exhibit buildings and grounds.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 40 hours a week Sunday through Thursday, 8am to 5pm

Knowledge/other requirements:

  • Follow and mark off assigned workorders
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs on occasion
  • Able to take direction and follow project information from management
  • Must be dependable
  • Experience with minor repairs in plumbing, minor electrical, minor mechanical, building, and structural construction methods and techniques
  • MIG welder experience - preferred
  • Planning, maintenance and scheduling processes for facility responsibilities
  • Knowledge of, or ability to rapidly learn AZA and USDA standards.
  • Ability to rapidly learn and understand the Red River Zoo’s Risk Management Program, Occupational Health and Safety Program, and Facilities Maintenance protocols.
  • Must demonstrate integrity and a solid work ethic.
  • Must have a drivers license.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 - $20.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Fargo, ND 58104: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: In person