Job Description

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Hiring Salary Range
$22.09 - $24.40 / hour
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SX Contract
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Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable

#118880 Senior Building Maintenance Worker (2nd Shift)

Filing Deadline: Thu 9/29/2022

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Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the non-profit public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and features five-dozen interactive elements. Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 460,000. The aquarium is the largest K-12 ocean science education provider in San Diego County, reaching more than 55,000 school children each year through its on-site and off-site programs.

At the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, we connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. As the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, we share the spirit of curiosity that drives Scripps’ global research to understand our planet. We engage people in science and invite them to ask questions, explore, and observe to better understand how our world works - Earth, ocean, atmosphere, and life - and our unique role in our global ecosystem. We use science to guide conservation action to support a healthy, thriving planet where we feel hope for the future and are empowered to make positive change. We connect people, with nature, with science, and with a shared sense of purpose to care for our amazing one-and-only planet Earth.

Our values can be found here.

Job Location: Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

Under supervision, perform semi-skilled building maintenance tasks regularly and continuously for the Aquarium. Responsible for the maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment using tools of the trade. Tasks include but are not limited to repairing sea water pumps, heat exchanges, interior/exterior lighting, soldering and pipefitting, and carpentry tasks. Responsible for troubleshooting maintenance problems while working with the Facilities Manager and the Husbandry unit's Life Support Coordinator. Monitor seawater systems. Perform custodial duties as needed. Prep for painting and touch-up painting. Set up and clean up for special events as needed.

  • This position will also receive the $0.67 evening shift differential for any shifts after 5 PM.


  • Two (2) years of experience in the performance of semi-skilled building maintenance work, or one year as a Building Maintenance Worker, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to read technical instruction manuals and drawings.

  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks without supervision.

  • Knowledge of safe handling and disposal techniques for refrigerant chemicals and parts.

  • Knowledge of all safety procedures to be followed when working in a maintenance/custodial setting.

  • General knowledge of wiring and installation of electrical components.

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude; knowledge of building maintenance

  • Plumbing and water system maintenance, repair, and installation skills.

  • Carpentry skills; ability to use hand and power tools.

  • Ability to express work and equipment in technical terms or terms of the trade.

  • Experience using electrical multi-meter and amp probe.

  • Experience using soft soldering equipment (propane/MAPP/acetyle gas hand torch).

  • Proven experience using hand tools and all equipment common to the building maintenance trades.

  • Knowledge and ability to work safely according to local, federal, and state requirements.


  • The job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
  • Must possess a California driver's license; ability to drive department truck or personal vehicle.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. Must be physically able to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Must be able to work a prearranged day, swing, or graveyard shift, including some weekends and holidays.
  • Regular work schedule is Tuesday - Saturday, 2:30 - 11:00 PM, but flexible as required.
  • Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) training will be required. Must meet CANRA compliance requirements per California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA," Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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