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Facility Operations Support, Olympic Oval, Faculty of Kinesiology

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Job ID: 15683

Updated: July 9, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

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

The Facility Operation Support reports to the Olympic Oval's Maintenance Supervisor. The work requires a high level of physical demand in maintaining the facilities and the ability to think and react quickly in emergency situations. During peak competition season (October-March), volume of work increases substantially. The 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.

Position Description

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

  • Ensure that ice surfaces are maintained in world-class condition, paying particular attention to quality and thickness, as outlined in standards
  • Ensure log books for the equipment are up-to-date and all staff are made aware of any mechanical issues and if there are any out of service
  • Attend ice making, maintenance, and ice related events throughout the season
  • Responsible for maintaining an effective feedback system to continuously monitor the ice conditions for different user groups
  • Organize and maintain the tools used on mechanical systems, the tool chest and work shop cage
  • 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 receive 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 part time staff on safe care of equipment
  • 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 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:

  • Recreation Facility Management degree, building operators certificate or significant experience working with artificial ice plant and recreation facilities is required
  • Current recognized certification in artificial ice plant operation and theory, would be an asset
  • 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 500 hours experience in high performance ice facilities and experience in event set up and competitions would be preferred
  • Training in Apogee building automation is an asset
  • Forklift and manlift certification is preferred

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.

Additional Information

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 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.

 

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