Recreation Maintenance II
Sparwood is a friendly and welcoming community of about 4,000 people, nestled in the heart of the Elk Valley in the Southeast Kootenays. As an “Active Community” we have great indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, trails and a world class ski hill just 30 minutes away.
The District of Sparwood has an excellent employment opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join the Community and Facility Services team in the role of Recreation Maintenance II. This individual will be working as part of a cooperative team undertaking a variety of tasks requiring agility and physical effort related to the operation and maintenance of the Sparwood Leisure Centre. The successful candidate is responsible for custodial services, general facility maintenance, pump and motor replacement, plumbing, maintaining and operating the arena physical plant, leisure pool filtration systems, and park facilities. Recreation Maintenance II completes carpentry and plumbing projects and assists with maintaining other District facilities.
A comprehensive job description can be found below.
This position is a unionized position under CUPE local 2698. The 2020 hourly wage rate is $35.82/hour as per the current collective agreement.
As part of the interview process, shortlisted candidates will be required to participate in a practical portion of the interview at the District of Sparwood Leisure Centre. Qualified applicants who are offered and accept the role may be required to complete a satisfactory pre-employment Background Check. This may consist of all or a combination of the following: Canadian Criminal Record check, an Employment Verification and/or an Education and Accreditation Verification and a Clean Drivers Abstract.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by August 13, 2020 at 4 pm MDT to:
District of Sparwood
Recreation Maintenance II
Chief Facility Maintenance Operator
CUPE – Regular Full-time
Community & Facility Services
Under the direction of the Director of Community & Facility Services reporting to the Chief Facility Maintenance Operator, Recreation Maintenance II works as part of a cooperative team and performs a variety of tasks requiring agility and physical effort related to the operation and maintenance of the Sparwood Leisure Centre. The successful candidate is responsible for custodial services, general facility maintenance, pump and motor replacement, plumbing, maintaining and operating the arena physical plant, leisure pool filtration systems, and park facilities. Recreation Maintenance II completes carpentry and plumbing projects and assists with maintaining other District facilities. Other duties include installing and maintaining ice surfaces, work on HVAC and water supply systems, horticultural work, servicing and maintaining sports fields, walking trails and related recreation areas and equipment. The successful candidate will be responsible for shoveling and snow removal; inspecting facilities and equipment; preparing reports and performing other duties as assigned.
- Completes all duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Recreation Maintenance I and Facilities Worker roles.
- Provides custodial services related to care and maintenance of District facilities.
- Completes snow removal from facility grounds and parking areas.
- Monitors and maintains facility HVAC, DHW, heating and cooling systems, arena physical plant, pool filters and related building systems.
- Sets up, takes down and provides support to programs and events.
- Inspects, conducts repairs and maintains parks, sport fields, turf, trails, fencing, gardens and playground equipment, outdoor recreation facilities and related outdoor spaces.
- Installs and maintains arena ice surface.
- Conducts repairs to facilities including painting, drywall, and basic carpentry.
- Checks and maintains vehicles and equipment used in the department.
- Removes, installs and repairs toilets, vanities, water supply and return lines, and other plumbing systems.
- Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains boilers, pumps and motors.
- Provides input on modifications or improvements to policies, procedures, and practices to improve the functions and safety of the department.
- Remove and replace ballasts and completes other small electrical works.
- Ability to operate in a safe effective manner skid steer and similar equipment.
- Maintains accurate records for the operation and maintenance of facility equipment, systems, and components.
- Assists other District departments and performs other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Abilities
- Must have a strong mechanical aptitude to complete repairs to pumps, motors and HVAC systems effectively and efficiently.
- Demonstrated competency and skills related to carpentry, plumbing and electrical systems.
- Has strong problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure.
- Must be able to utilize a computerized building operating system.
- Must be able to communicate effectively orally, via email and logbooks.
- Be able to perform labor-intensive work, frequently stand and walk throughout the day and work in inclement weather.
- Has exceptional customer service skills and works with the public in a positive and effective manner.
- Ability to prioritize assigned and emergent tasks.
- Ability to conduct minor repairs and maintenance to vehicles.
- Good understanding of WorkSafe BC regulations and related safe work practices.
Certifications and Experience
- Refrigeration Operator Certification
- Minimum 3 – 4 years’ experience maintaining building and facility mechanical systems
- Pool Operator Level I
- Arena Ice Maker I or higher
- Building Service Worker Level II
- Park and Sport Field Level I
- Playground Safety Inspection Certificate Valid Class 5 Drivers License
- 3-4 years combination of carpentry and plumbing experience