Aquarium Life Support Technician in Key West, FL at Historic Tours of America, Inc

Date Posted: 9/24/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Become a CASTmember of the Nations Storyteller ®  Be a part of the original Key West Aquarium which opened in 1935 in famous Mallory Square!

Position Summary

The Life Support Systems Technician manages, maintains, repairs, designs, and installs water support systems for the aquarium’s animals exhibits, water features, and water quality. Provides a consistent flow of communication with all of the aquarium’s team members, establishing a positive teamwork environment in meeting designated water quality parameters. Assures accurate communication with vendors for product and material ordering.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive pay and paid training: $20per hour
  • All FT Employees are eligible for 2 weeks of paid vacation time as well as company sponsored health and wellness plans
  • All FT, PT and Seasonal employees are eligible for:
    • Paid sick time
    • 401K plan with company matching*
    • Flexible schedules, including a combination of weekdays and weekends are available
    • Fun, upbeat work environment with various award and recognition celebrations throughout the year
    • Teladoc - 24 hr. access to doctor by phone or computer for employee and their dependents.   Employer pays 100%
    • Discounts in retail stores and free admission to all company attractions

Operating tours, attractions and retail in Boston, Key West, Nashville, San Diego, St. Augustine, Savannah and Washington, DC since 1980! 

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*Eligibility requirements may apply



Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of filtration components and their applications, hydraulic systems as they relate to aquariums, basic electrical and its application and repair,
  • Working knowledge of plumbing practices, materials, and tools related to the trade.
  • Knowledge of construction, operation, and repair of centrifugal pumps, heat exchangers, air compressors, automated control systems, filtration systems, sand filters, and protein skimmers
  • Knowledge of freshwater and seawater quality testing and chemistry concepts related to aquatic animals.
  • Knowledge of how-to oil, grease, clean, and replace motors, bearings, and other frictional wearing surfaces that are trade related.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English in order to communicate with fellow CASTmembers and the general public.

Successful candidate must undergo a drug test and a background search