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Aquatic Equipment Technician I

Rate of pay: $8.50/hour

Work location: Campus Recreation & Wellness and Field House

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, meeting goals, enlisting help to other members on staff, and working with people from diverse backgrounds as well as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

The Aquatic Equipment Technician I for University of Iowa Recreational Services is responsible for the routine care, maintenance, operation, and management of all Aquatic Center computer and electronic equipment including Audio/Video systems, scoreboards, and timing system equipment.  In addition, the Equipment Technician is responsible for routine care, maintenance, and management of all Aquatic program pool and safety equipment in the University of Iowa CRWC Aquatic Facilities and Field House Pool.  The equipment technician is present at all Aquatic Center competitive and recreational events during which technical equipment is used


  • Event preparation and pool deck setup for Swimming, Diving, and Water Polo competitions and for recreational events, programs, and activities.
  • Assist with pool configuration changes
  • Assist with setup Daktronics timing system for Swimming, Diving, and Water Polo competitions and practices.
  • Operation of Aquatic Event Management software programs, including but not limited to Daktronics Omnisport Pro Swim and Omnisport Pro Dive, Daktronics Water Polo Timing & Scoring system, and meet management software.
  • Operation of Daktronics video display software.
  • Setup and operation of public address systems, audio/video equipment used during aquatic events
  • Assist with troubleshooting problems and malfunctions of timing system, display system, and audio system during aquatic events.
  • Equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Maintain competitive pool equipment to meet NCAA Swimming & Diving, USA Swimming, USA Diving, FINA, and USA Water Polo rules and regulations.
  • Organize pool equipment inventory.
  • Follow equipment inspection and cleaning schedules.
  • Lifting and movement of heavy pool equipment including but not limited to starting platforms, diving boards, touchpads, stanchions, ADA pool lifts, lane line reels, tip and roll bleachers, and water polo goals.
  • Any additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Assist with emergency management.


  • Excellent computer and technical skills required.
  • Basic knowledge of competitive aquatic events (Swimming, Diving, and/or Water Polo) strongly desired.
  • Outstanding customer service skills and ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • Competent and knowledgeable in the operation of computer hardware, software, and audio-visual equipment.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy pool equipment including but not limited to starting platforms, diving boards, touchpads, stanchions, ADA pool lifts, lane line reels, tip and roll bleachers, and water polo goals.
  • Ability to use independent judgment.
  • Strong problem-solving and technical equipment troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that may include early mornings, late evenings, weekends and University breaks (e.g. Thanksgiving, Spring Break & Summer).
  • CPR/AED for Lifeguards (or Professional Rescuer) preferred, can be acquired after hire

Training requirements

  • Recreational Services Employee Orientation

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