Maintenance Manager Position | Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Maintenance Manager
Position Title: Maintenance Manager
Department: Maintenance
Reports To: VP of Facilities-Construction-Design
FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt


The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium includes 78 acres of land that includes a ten acre parking lot and sixty building structures having a total building area exceeding 267,000 square feet.

The position listed is a managerial role in which the employee is required to assist the direct report with the day to day operations of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide daily supervision of the Maintenance Department with a hands on approach.
  • Provide support for all trades….Carpentry, Mechanic, Painting, HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical.
  • Responsible for emergency support as needed to maintain safe and secure facilities at all hours. 
  • Assure compliance with latest Labor Agreement.
  • Continual assessment of all properties. 
  • Support Maintenance Staff by assisting with acquiring material and equipment as required. 
  • Schedule, coordinate, prioritize, and distribute maintenance work.
  • Continual management of work orders utilizing “mPulse” computer program. 
  • Maintain accurate records of work required and work completed.
  • Compliance with established safety policies and procedures.
  • Manage, organize, and develop a written Preventative Maintenance Program.  
  • Coordinate work effort with all staff to minimize impact on daily visitor expectations. 
  • Schedule vehicle maintenance, vehicle state inspections, and ride inspections.  
  • Responsible for coordinating or conducting maintenance staff training.  
  • Maintain relationship with Outside Contractors, Vendors, and Utility Representatives.  
  • Assist with the efforts of the Construction Group as on site Owner Representative and Consult.

Performance Factors:

  • Leadership by example with hands on expectations.
  • Consistently report to work at the scheduled time.
  • Proactive approach to resolving issues and creative thinking process. 
  • Professional response to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Maintain professional conduct at all times, on and off grounds.
  • Effective and accurate communication skills, oral and written.
  • Maintain respectful relationship will all staff and visitors.
  • Provide support to other staff as required to accomplish common goals.
  • Manage and maintain positive relationships with outside contractors and vendors.
  • Understand the needs and requirements for the various groups and occupants.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Other Requirements:

  • A Technical Degree within a trade related program is the minimum educational requirement.
  • A minimum of ten years of maintenance experience within a trade related program.
  • A minimum of five years of supervision experience within a trade related program. 
  • Must have basic knowledge for all trades Carpentry, Mechanical, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical.
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and Internet Explorer.
  • Ability to learn various computer programs that support the position, training will be provided.
  • Position involves a combination of office and field work and working within both is required.
  • Must be able to answer emergency calls from security and automated systems during off-hours.
  • While most emergency work is performed by the Trade Staff, managing the effort is required.
  • Position occasionally requires the lifting on equipment and or material with a 50 lb. minimum.
  • This position occasionally requires weekend supervision responsibility which is scheduled.
  • Valid and current PA Drivers License is required.
  • Position is subject to background check and references are required.   

Apply online below or submit resumé with salary requirements to:

Zoological Society of Pittsburgh
Human Resources Department
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206


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