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Aquarist - LEGOLAND

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Aquarist - LEGOLAND

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Aquarist - LEGOLAND


LEGOLAND California, 1 Legoland Dr
Carlsbad, California, 92008
United States




We are LEGOLAND California Resort - the place where FUN is built and memories are made. Across our Resort we have two fantastic LEGO themed Hotels, a Water Park, a SEA LIFE Aquarium, more than 60 rides and attractions, 20 food and beverage locations, and 14 retail stores – the opportunities here are endless!

About the Role

The Level I Aquarist is responsible for providing the highest possible quality of care to the animals in his/her care. This responsibility includes the set-up, maintenance and care of aquarium exhibits, preparing and dispensing food. The individual will maintain current on the husbandry and natural history of all fish, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians in the aquarist’s area of responsibility. The Level I Aquarist also ensures that all animal dispositions are conducted in a humane and ethical manner.                             

Main Responsibilities:

1. Maintains live exhibits and specimen holding facilities at a high level of quality

2. Performs general husbandry functions without direct supervision.

3. Works well in a team environment and follows directions easily.

4. Maintain the highest level of cleanliness, and aesthetic and artistic quality of the displays.

5. Maintain proper water quality to ensure the health of the organisms and high water clarity

6. Ensure the proper care of life support equipment by adhering to a regular preventative maintenance schedule and by keeping all items clean

7. Ensure proper lighting levels are achieved and maintained

8. Complete inspection rounds at least twice daily to check status of all exhibit and holding/quarantine systems and their occupants. Make daily observations of animals for health and behavioral assessment and report suspected incidence of disease immediately to the management

9. Administer medications as needed under the direction of the Senior Aquarist, Curator or Veterinarian

10. Report all non-function life support equipment to the Senior Aquarist, or in emergency situations, Curator

11. Assist with system design and fabrication during renovations

12. Prepare food and feed organisms

13. Maintain all established records in accordance with established practice and policy (acquisition, disposition, tank records, water quality records, etc.)

14. Maintain a clean work area to facilitate a presentable and safe environment for work and behind the scenes tours

15. Adhere to all safety protocols (fire, diving, etc.)

16. Demonstrate flexibility in completing tasks, which may extend after normal working hours or to weekends and holidays

17. Collaborate with colleagues from other aquariums and zoos in aquarium techniques

18. Present workshops, seminars, lectures, member programs and behind the scenes tours

19. Provide alternate coverage for other aquarists as assigned

20. Ensure all husbandry areas are kept clean, organized and hazard free.

Background and Experience:

-Strong identification skills, ability to identify all animals under their care

-Extensive knowledge of biological processes as they pertain to water chemistry, physiology, animal health and psychological well-being.

-Possesses familiarity with the natural history of all animals in their section, including a good understanding of the requirements of individual species in captivity

-Attention to detail

-Excellent oral and written communication skills

Education:

An Aquarist Level I must have previous exposure to aquariums and/or zoos and a background related to living organisms. Experience with, understanding of, and aptitude for maintaining fish and invertebrates. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required. A college degree (A.A, A.S. B.A. or B.S.) is preferred with an emphasis on biology/zoology or science course work, or equivalent hands on professional or volunteer experience/knowledge may be considered. One (1) year experience caring for animals in a public aquarium or zoological facility. Possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a California driver’s license within 6 months of hire date. Possess SCUBA certification to the level of Rescue Diver

Physical Demands:

-Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends to support aquarium operations.

-Must have valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and be willing to utilize own vehicle for business purposes.

-Ability to lift/carry 50 pounds

-Ability to swim

-Ability to stand for long periods of time

-Ability to walk up and down ladders

-Ability to work with various cleaning chemicals

-Ability to operate power tools or heavy machinery

Work Environment:

-Various inside and outside locations with varying temperatures and floor surfaces.

-Exposed to wet and/or humid, often dirty conditions.

Other Requirements:

-Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends to support aquarium operations.

-Attendance and punctuality is important to the overall success of SEA LIFE® daily operations and is considered an essential function of this job.

-Must have valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and be willing to utilize own vehicle for business purposes.

-CPR and First Aid certifications are required.

EMPLOYEES

Employees are responsible for the safety of themselves, their colleagues and guests (where appropriate), in line with the Group Policy (HS001) and the law. In particular, they must ensure that they follow safe working procedures for all work activities that they undertake and they must not use any tools or equipment for which they have not been trained.  Where incidents do occur, they must ensure that they are reported to their line manager and must cooperate with any investigation as appropriate.


** Please consider whether you'll be able to travel to and from the Resort. Some shifts may fall into unsociable hours.**


 

The Perks

Alongside company paid holidays, you can also look forward to enjoying a great benefits package, free tickets to

Merlin attractions globally and 30% discount in our retail shops and restaurants.

Everyone Matters at Merlin.   
At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters! Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry. 

We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to perform their best at interview, so if you have additional requirements due to disability or ill health please get in contact with LLC.HumanResources@legoland.com. 

Physical Requirements:
A. Sitting:
1. None (0%)
2. Occasionally (1-33%)
3. Frequently (34-66%)
4. Constantly (67-100%)
J. Wrist Deviation (Side to Side):
1. None (0%)
2. Occasionally (1-33%)
3. Frequently (34-66%)
4. Constantly (67-100%)
B. Standing:
1. None (0%)
2. Occasionally (1-33%)
3. Frequently (34-66%)
4. Constantly (67-100%) K. Hand/Wrist Repetitions (Up and Down):
1. None (0%)
2. Occasionally (1-33%)
3. Frequently (34-66%)
4. Constantly (67-100%)
C. Walking
1. None (0%)
2. Occasionally (1-33%)
3. Frequently (34-66%)
4. Constantly (67-100%) L. Reaching:
1. None (0%)
2. Occasionally (1-33%)
3. Frequently (34-66%)
4. Constantly (67-100%)
D. Lifts and Carries: Frequency:
1. Up to 10 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant 11 to 24 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
3. 25 to 34 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
4. 35 to 50 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant 51 to 74 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
6. 75 to 100 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
7. Over 100 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
E. Lifts Overhead: Frequency:
1. Up to 10 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
2. 11 to 24 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
3. 25 to 34 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
4. 35 to 50 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
5. 51 to 74 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
6. 75 to 100 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
7. Over 100 pounds None Occasionally Frequently Constant
F. Twisting:
1. None (0%)
2. Occasionally (1-33%)
3. Frequently (34-66%)
4. Constantly (67-100%) M. Grasping:
1.Simple: 2.Firm: > 50 pounds

G. Bending:
1. None (0%)
2. Occasionally (1-33%)
3. Frequently (34-66%)
4. Constantly (67-100%) N. Manual Dexterity/Strength:
1. Gross motor, light-moderate strength
2. Gross motor, moderate - heavy strength
3. Fine motor, light-moderate strength
4. Fine motor, moderate - heavy strength

H. Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling/
Climbing:
1. None (0%)
2. Occasionally (1-33%)
3. Frequently (34-66%)
4. Constantly (67-100%) O. Pushing:
1. None (0%)
2. Occasionally (1-33%) 30 lbs
3. Frequently (34-66%) 20 lbs 
4. Constantly (67-100%) 10 lbs
I. Pulling:
1. None (0%)
2. Occasionally (1-33%) 30 lbs
3. Frequently (34-66%) 20 lbs
4. Constantly (67-100%) 10 lbs

P. Visual Requirements:
1. Close eye work (small figures) 2. Color discrimination
- Minimal color discrimination
- Normal color discrimination
3. Other: Depth perception, distance vision, ability to focus.
Q. Hearing Requirements:
1. Special requirements
Able to consistently fulfill communication
needs. (alarms, phone ringing, conversation,
clear acuity within 100 feet)

Working Conditions
R. Temperature:
1. 2. Between 16 and 95 degrees
3. > 95 degrees U. Driving:
1. None (0%)
2. Occasional (1-33%)
3. Frequent (34-66%) 
4. Constant (67-100%)
S. Crawl Space/Cramped Position:
1. Exposed 2. Exposed 1-3 hours per day
3. Exposed 3-7 hours per day
4. Exposed > 7 hours per day V. Noise (loud/repetitive, 1. None (0%)
2. Occasional (1-33%)
3. Frequent (34-66%)
4. Constant (67-100%)
T. Personal Protective Equipment (e.g. respiratory mask, etc.)
1. None (0%)
2. Occasional (1-33%)
3. Frequent (34-66%)
4. Constant (67-100%)

Other
W. Specify any other requirements or restrictions that should be considered .

Details

Job type
Full-time
Location
Carlsbad, CA, United States
Department
Customer Service
Starting in
As soon as possible
Contract duration
Indefinite

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