Facility Operations/Building Operator, Olympic Oval, Faculty of Kinesiology - University of Calgary

Post date: Jun. 4, 2018

Application Deadline: Jun. 15, 2018

The Olympic Oval in the Faculty of Kinesiology is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Facility Operations Building Operator.

The Facility Operator/Building Operator reports to the Olympic Oval's Operations Manager. The work requires a high level of physical demand in maintaining the facility and requires the ability to think and react quickly in emergency situations. During peak competition season (October-March), volume of work increases substantially. This position is responsible to ensure facility and equipment are continually maintained at a world-class level to ensure that all users are provided with a safe and high quality environment.

This is a regular full time (37.5 hours per week) shift work AUPE position with a variable work schedule, including evening and weekend hours, and possible overtime.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Play an active role in the operation and upkeep of the building mechanical systems, including refrigeration and HVAC components
  • Provide basic preventative maintenance duties to ensure safe and efficient operation of all systems
  • Ensure that ice surfaces are maintained in world-class condition, paying particular attention to quality and thickness, as outlined in standards
  • Attend ice making, maintenance, and ice related events throughout the season
  • Responsible for implementing an effective feedback system to continuously monitor the ice conditions for different user groups
  • Organize and maintain a set of tools for use on mechanical systems
  • Ensure log books for equipment are up-to-date and all staff are made aware of any mechanical issues and if there are any out of service
  • Responsible for Artificial ice plant PMs and log sheets
  • Communicate with the Operations team and other Oval staff any requirements needing to be followed to maintain the high quality product expected
  • Responsible for the safe and proper use of all equipment and tools, including but not limited to, ice resurfacers, forklifts, edgers
  • Provide input to the operations team regarding changes to promote continuity throughout the team
  • Seek and receives feedback from high performance athletes and coaches continually to stay current to existing and future conditions and needs
  • Attend all relevant meetings as outlined by the supervisor
  • Responsible to administer first aid as necessary and to carry out emergency procedures, according to policies set out by Risk Management, to ensure safety for all users
  • Responsible for training all staff on safe care of equipment
  • Provide in-services for any changes to equipment or any new equipment / maintenance strategies
  • Provide leadership with positive work ethic and instruction
  • Responsible for opening of the facility according to building hours, interacting with users to facilitate smooth operation
  • Keep supervisor informed of any deficiencies, issues, changing equipment / building conditions, and other information to maintain a safe and user-friendly building
  • Keep current with respect to changing safety practices and requirements in ice and building operation as legislated
  • Work in a mentorship role with part time employees, to provide help and ongoing instruction on all protocols and procedures, thus promoting a positive team environment

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Certified Building Operator or current enrolment in Building Operator training is required
  • Current recognized certification in artificial ice plant operation and theory
  • Current First Aid, CPR, AED, Transportation of dangerous goods and WHMIS certification is required
  • Basic understanding of arena operations, facility operations and mechanical aptitude is a necessity
  • Must be able to interact effectively with varying personalities, languages, cultures and attitudes to receive and analyze feedback
  • Previous experience operating ice resurfacers, forklifts, ice edgers, scrubbers, and other ice related equipment is preferred
  • Experience operating and providing basic troubleshooting of house sound systems and portable sound systems is preferred
  • Must be able to perform heavy lifting, and manual labour
  • Candidates with experience in high performance ice facilities and experience in event set up and competitions would be beneficial
  • Training in Apogee building automation is an asset
  • Forklift and manlift certification is an asset

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Trades Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Kinesiology visit Careers in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

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The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.



Type of Position: Full Time
Employment Type: Employee
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