Upgraded systems to allow for wireless access to systems throughout plants increasing efficiency
Installed firewall that allows remote access to systems for emergency response
Helped setup fecal coliform testing lab for USDA requirements
Setup water quality analysis protocol for marine mammals
Attained LSO III certification through the Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators organization (www.aalso.org)
Saint Louis ZooJanuary 2002 to CurrentLife Support Systems Technician Maryland Heights, Missouri
Helped start up new automatic controlled filtration systems for Hippos and Penguins. This included working with construction contractors, automated controls vendors and internal staff to achieve the desired results.
Was the point person for the department during construction of the $18 million Sea Lion Sound. Worked with construction contractors and control vendors to start up the new system.
Trained new staff members on control systems.
Compiled protocol handbook for all filtration systems.
Operated all aquatic animals filtration systems
Kept all equipment relative to the filtration systems in good working order
Coordinated work with keeper staff, facilities maintenance staff and outside contractors
Ordered parts and equipment as necessary
Designed and built many small systems throughout the Zoo
Edited graphical user interface
Responded to emergencies and alarming systems as necessary
Harrah's CasinoJanuary 1998 to March 2002Aquarist Maryland Heights, Missouri
Maintained large saltwater aquarium
University of Missouri-St. Louis2005Bachelor of Science: Business Administration/Minor in Classical Applied Mathematics St. Louis, Missouri, USA