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  • $37,850

    Average Salary

What Does A Pool Technician Do At Ascension Health

* Prepares surgical operating suite with sterile drapes and sterile solutions as well as appropriate sterile and non-sterile instruments and supplies.
* Hands required/requested instruments and supplies to surgeon during surgery.
* Assists with preparing, transporting, positioning and draping patients.
* Maintains instruments in an organized manner and monitors/tracks instruments counts throughout procedures.
* Maintains sterile techniques and watches for safety hazards to prevent infections, burns, pressure points, etc.
* Orients and instructs students rotating through the department.
* Transports patients to and from special procedures as needed.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* May be required to be "on-call

What Does A Pool Technician Do At University of Alaska

* Positions perform assignments requiring specialized knowledge or skills which may be acquired through experience, apprenticeship, on-the-job-training, or academic work in occupationally specific programs that result in a 2-year degree or other certificate or diploma.
* Includes persons who perform technical and support tasks which usually requires less formal training and/or experience than normally required for professional status.
* Work typically is closely supervised and has lower independence than professional positions.
* Temporary Technician positions typically perform one or more of the following functions:
* Scientific data entry, organization, and analysis; scientific report writing; scientific sampling or analysis; assisting with laboratory experiments; running, testing or troubleshooting scientific equipment/instruments; support of general scientific laboratory or field site activities.

What Does A Pool Technician Do At Marriott

* Respond and attend to guest repair requests.
* Communicate with guests/customers to resolve maintenance issues with little to no supervision.
* Perform preventive maintenance on tools and equipment, including cleaning and lubrication.
* Visually inspect tools, equipment, or machines.
* Carry equipment (e.g., tools, radio).
* Identify, locate, and operate all shut-off valves for equipment.
* Maintain maintenance inventory and requisition parts and supplies as needed.
* Assure each days activities and problems that occur are communicated to the other shifts using approved communication programs and standards.
* Display advanced ability to read standard blue prints and electrical schematics concerning plumbing and HVAC.
* Display above average engineering operations skills and strong general mechanical ability.
* Display proficiency in at least three of the following categories, above average skills in three more of the following categories and basic skills in the remaining categories: air conditioning and refrigeration, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, pneumatic/electronic systems and controls, carpentry and finish skills, kitchen equipment, vehicles, energy conservation, and/or general building management.
* Display solid knowledge and skill in the safe use of hand and power tools and other materials required to perform repair and maintenance tasks.
* Safely perform highly complex repairs of the physical property, electrical, plumbing and mechanical equipment, air conditioners, refrigeration and pool heaters - ensuring all methods, materials and practices meet company standards and Local and National codes - with little or no supervision.
* Troubleshoot and perform repairs on all types of equipment (e.g., pump and motor replacement), plumbing (e.g., plunge toilets and unclog drains), electrical equipment including lamps, air conditioners, HVAC equipment, cosmetic items, extension cords, vacuum cleaners, internet devices, replace electrical switches and outlets, and program TV's.
* Use the Lockout/Tagout system before performing any maintenance work.
* Display advanced knowledge of all engineering computer programs related to preventative maintenance, energy management, and other systems, including devices that interact with such programs.
* Perform advanced troubleshooting of hotel Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) systems.
* Display the ability to train and mentor other engineers as necessary.
* Display ability to perform Engineer on Duty responsibilities, including readings and rounds.
* Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report any maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries; complete safety training and certifications; and properly store flammable materials.
* Ensure uniform and personal appearances are clean and professional, maintain confidentiality of proprietary information, and protect company assets.
* Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards, anticipate and address guests service needs, assist individuals with disabilities, and thank guests with genuine appreciation.
* Adhere to quality expectations and standards.
* Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, support team to reach common goals, and listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of other employees.
* Speak with others using clear and professional language.
* Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance and heavier lifting or movement tasks with assistance.
* Move up and down stairs, service ramps, and/or ladders.
* Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
* Enter and locate work-related information using computers.
* Perform other reasonable job duties as requested.
* To apply now, go to: https://marriott.taleo.Net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800017Z Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others.
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What Does A Pool Technician Do At University of Alaska

* Technical functions in support of the department
* Essential
* Position: ISER Temporary Research Technical Pool
* The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska Anchorage has a multidisciplinary staff that studies a wide range of topics.
* The Research Technician pool seeks to attract applicants with technical research skills to assist in projects, ranging from economic analyses to survey administration to research programming.
* Quantitative skills may include data entry and cleaning, data management, simple quantitative analysis, and creating charts and tables for for reports.
* Qualitative skills may include survey administration, conducting interviews, coding using established procedures, and drafting summary results for reports.
* Although most work will not require travel, some projects may

What Does A Pool Technician Do At Ascension Health

* Prepares surgical operating suite with sterile drapes and sterile solutions as well as appropriate sterile and non-sterile instruments and supplies.
* Hands required/requested instruments and supplies to surgeon during surgery.
* Assists with preparing, transporting, positioning and draping patients.
* Maintains instruments in an organized manner and monitors/tracks instruments counts throughout procedures.
* Coordinates educational programs that may be presented internally or externally.
* Serves as a 'train the trainer' for specialty equipment or instrumentation.
* Expedites and organizes preparation for unexpected events, giving direction and support to the less experienced team members in addition to performing one's own duties.
* Acts as the preferred scrub person for complex cases in all service specialties that utilize highly technical equipment and complex instrumentation.
* Suggests and assures changes are made to the surgeon's preference cards as approved including supplies, equipment, positioning devices and performs other related duties.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* May be required to be "on-call

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How To Become A Pool Technician

Employers prefer that automotive service technicians and mechanics complete a formal training program at a postsecondary institution. Industry certification is usually required once the person is employed.


High school courses in automotive repair, electronics, computers, and mathematics provide a good background for prospective service technicians. However, high school graduates typically need further training to become fully qualified.

Completing a vocational or other postsecondary education program in automotive service technology is considered the best preparation for entry-level positions. Programs usually last 6 months to a year and provide intensive career preparation through classroom instruction and hands-on practice. Short-term certificate programs in a particular subject, such as brake maintenance or engine performance, are also available.

Some service technicians get an associate’s degree. Courses usually include mathematics, electronics, and automotive repair. Some programs add classes in customer service and other necessary skills.

Various automobile manufacturers and dealers sponsor associate’s degree programs. Students in these programs typically spend alternating periods attending classes full time and working full time in service shops under the guidance of an experienced technician.


Service technicians who have graduated from postsecondary programs in automotive service technology generally require little on-the-job training.

Those who have not completed postsecondary education, however, generally start as trainee technicians, technicians’ helpers, or lubrication workers. They gradually acquire more knowledge and experience by working with experienced mechanics and technicians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all technicians who buy or work with refrigerants to be certified in proper refrigerant handling. No formal test preparation is required, but many trade schools, unions, and employer associations offer training programs designed for the EPA exam.

Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the standard credential for service technicians. Certification demonstrates competence and usually brings higher pay. Many employers require their service technicians to become certified.

ASE certification is available in nine different automobile specialty areas: automatic transmission/transaxle, brakes, light vehicle diesel engines, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air-conditioning, manual drive train and axles, and suspension and steering.

To become certified, technicians must have at least 2 years of experience (or relevant schooling and 1 year of experience) and pass an exam. Technicians who achieve certification in all of the foregoing areas (light vehicle diesel engine certification is not required) may earn ASE Master Technician status.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Service technicians must discuss automotive problems—along with options to fix them—with their customers. Because workers may depend on repeat clients for business, they must be courteous, good listeners, and ready to answer customers’ questions.

Detail oriented. Service technicians must be aware of small details when inspecting or repairing vehicle systems, because mechanical and electronic malfunctions are often due to misalignments or other easy-to-miss causes.

Dexterity. Service technicians perform many tasks that require steady hands and good hand-eye coordination, such as assembling or attaching components and subassemblies.

Mechanical skills. Service technicians must be familiar with engine components and systems and know how they interact with each other. They often must take apart major parts for repairs and be able to put them back together properly.

Organizational skills. Service technicians must keep workspaces clean and organized in order to maintain safety and ensure accountability of parts.

Physical strength. Service technicians must sometimes lift and maneuver heavy parts such as engines and body panels.

Troubleshooting skills. Service technicians must be able to use diagnostic equipment on engine systems and components in order to identify and fix problems in increasingly complicated mechanical and electronic systems. They must be familiar with electronic control systems and the appropriate tools needed to fix and maintain them.

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Pool Technician Demographics


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  • White

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  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • French

  • Polish

  • Bulgarian

  • Chinese

  • Vietnamese

  • Hmong

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Top Pool Technician Skills

  1. Pool Equipment
  2. Water Chemistry
  3. PH Levels
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained weekly pool chemicals * Repairs on pool equipment * Customer communication to make sure they were satisfied.
  • Tested water chemistry, cleaned and added chemicals to pools, maintained filtration systems, and overall customer satisfaction.
  • Utilized the proper chemicals to maintain the correct pH levels for water.
  • Worked as Head Lifeguard insuring adequate number of lifeguards on duty and that all safety rules were observed and followed.
  • Job Duties; Vacuum pools, check chlorine levels and added chemicals as needed.

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