Maintenance Technician

JOB TITLE: Main/Construction Technician I    Working Title: Maintenance Technician
VACANCY #: 60092990
DIVISION: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
RECRUITMENT RANGE:  $11.32 hourly
APPT TYPE: Temporary
CLOSING DATE:  6/25/2021
LOCATION: Kure Beach

Department Information:

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and nature throughout North Carolina.  The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development.  Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state’s diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

Division Information:

The mission of the North Carolina Aquariums is to inspire appreciation and conservation of North Carolina’s aquatic environments. This mission is achieved by attracting, retaining and developing a world class team of professionals; providing visitors with outstanding exhibits, experiences and customer service; practicing sustainability, internal customer service and fiscal responsibility; and working to save and restore aquatic species and habitats.

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, located 20 miles south of Wilmington, NC, in Kure Beach, overlooks the Atlantic ocean and Cape Fear river. A living collection of over 2,700 animals in 93,000 ft2 of exhibit space attracts and engages over 440,000 visitors each year.  The Aquarium is surrounded by protected woodland, marsh and beach. Green spaces include our facilities entrance, a 20,000ft2 conservatory housing our freshwater exhibits and a nearly ¾ acre interior garden. Supporting these areas is a 720ft2 greenhouse as well as seed propagation area.  Visitors often plan to stop at sites adjacent to the Aquarium - Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and historic Fort Fisher Civil War museum. Fort Fisher Aquarium is a unique place to visit, and work.

Description of work:

This position is at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, NC. Position is responsible for maintaining the building, exhibits and grounds in a clean, neat, and fully operational manner. Primary job responsibilities include the maintenance, repair, and renovation of the mechanical systems and physical structures.  Additional responsibilities may include the cleaning of restrooms, staff and public areas, classroom, event spaces, admissions area, and parking lot areas as well as the cleaning of all windows, doors, exhibits, and removal of trash from public and staff containers. This position requires the routine use of hand and power tools as well as landscape equipment. Additional work may be assigned as needed to assist with special events such as setting up tables and chairs.  Weekend, holiday, and evening work is required.  

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

General knowledge of the principles and techniques of a variety of moderately complex trades. 

Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment necessary to the work. 

Ability to operate the more common types of shop or wood working equipment. 

Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 

Physical strength sufficient to perform heavy physical tasks for extended periods of time. 

Minimum education and experience:

High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma or a sufficient year-for-year combination of education and experience associated with a variety of mechanical or building trades; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to Apply:

Mail, fax or deliver a completed PD-107 State Application for Employment to the address below by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of the posting. 

All relevant experience must be included on application to receive proper credit. A resume and cover letter may be submitted along with the completed state application.

The Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants.  Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institution. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

A North Carolina State Application Form PD-107 is required, and may be downloaded from the NC Office of State Personnel website at  A cover letter and resume may also be submitted but will NOT be accepted in lieu of the NC State Application PD-107 form.  Applications which do not include the applicant’s signature are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Submit State of NC Application for Employment to: 
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Attn: Phoenix Amrol-Davis
900 Loggerhead Rd 
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 772-0503
[email protected]

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