Life support systems operator, Summerland Key, FL

Location: Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3), Summerland Key, Florida

Primary Function: Responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of both open and closed seawater systems and their associated equipment. Assist in operation and maintenance of the Climate Ocean Acidification System.

Primary Duties:

  • Follow preventative maintenance program for all equipment
  • Piping system installation and repair
  • Operate all seawater systems including heater/chiller, pumps, ozone & nitrogen generation
  • Assist CAOS technician with its operation and maintenance
  • Respond to system alarms and perform corrective actions as needed 
  • Additional duties as needed to support other Mote research/restoration projects, assist visiting scientists, maintenance and repair of building and facility, and other tasks related to the daily operation of a full service marine laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications or Requirements:

  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions as well as in tight quarters is required
  • Valid Florida driver’s license.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to troubleshoot life support systems
  • Capable of performing repair and maintenance to mechanical systems
  • Ability to work with PVC up to 4”
  • Ability to safely use hand and power tools
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment, work independently on certain tasks with minimal direct supervision, and good practical problem-solving abilities.
  • Normal hours are 8:00 – 5:00 Tuesday – Saturday; however, occasional weekend and evening hours may be required.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing 2021 Life Support Systems Operator, Summerland Key, FL IC2R3 at or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm January 7, 2022.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category.  Mote participates in E-Verify.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, 7 December 2021. More information.

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