Utility Maintenance Worker II (Arenas)

Requisition ID: 40296 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, reconciliation, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Main Purpose and Function
Performs routine to skilled maintenance and cleaning of ice rinks, dressing rooms, refrigeration plants and surrounding facilities, assists in janitorial and preventative maintenance duties, performs related duties required or assigned.  Is actively responsible for a variety of functions and activities related to the preventive maintenance and repairs of ice rink surface using the ice resurfacing machine and performs routine janitorial job functions.  Work is performed as assigned or on a rotating shift basis.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Operates services and maintains ice rink surfaces and refrigeration plants and related equipment
  • Scrapes, floods and paints lines, maintains ice surface in proper and safe conditions using the ice resurface, edging equipment and hosing methods
  • Changes and adjusts blade on ice resurfacing machine, inspection checks and records operating hours, machine and battery conditions 
  • Cleans, inspects and makes minor repairs on the rink board system
  • Inspects and assists in rink glass replacement process
  • Maintains rink dressing room cleanliness, inspects condition and records/reports to supervisor
  • Keeps ice rink and facility areas, walkways and equipment clean, serviced and safe
  • Maintains  daily records pertaining to the ice rink refrigeration operation and overall building
  • Performs and assists the Maintenance Technician in completing general maintenance and shut down and/or start up by following safety operating procedure on the refrigeration plant system
  • Connects, assists access for trades and contractors in completing building maintenance and service  
  • Reviews and monitors refrigeration plant maintenance activities to ensure compliance with BCSA – BC Safety Authority and Regulations 
  • Assists in reporting and preventing facility vandalism
  • Performs basic preventive maintenance and lubrication on pumps, motors and related equipment
  • Secures facilities and grounds for the purpose of minimizing property damage, loss and liability and ensuring safety at work site
  • Maintains a cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work
  • Performs routine janitorial job functions and responsibilities
  • Cleans changing rooms and washrooms
  • Ensures proper labeling, dilution and use of all chemicals
  • Wears proper personal protective equipment at all times
  • Cleans grounds and parking lots of litter, glass or other debris
  • Removes snow from sidewalks, driveways and parking areas, using snowplows, snow blowers and snow shovels and spreading ice melt/salt in areas
  • Monitors building security and safety be performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and opening doors for regular operating hours, checking to ensure that hazards are not created or prevented
  • Plays an active role in reporting and investigating emergency situations 
  • Makes rounds of the building and grounds at regular intervals at night inspecting doors, windows, and locks to see that they are properly and securely fastened
  • Observes appearances and conditions of premises and equipment, reports needed repairs, service, safety hazards or conditions requiring attention to the supervisor
  • Replaces light bulbs and fluorescent tubes and tags accordantly if ballast failure
  • Coordinates the work of janitorial team by assigning, scheduling and assessing the competition of work and tasks
  • Ensures quality control and best practices by inspecting work in progress and upon competition
  • May assist in completing monthly workplace inspections as required
  • May work independently with little or no supervision
  • Completes other duties/responsibilities as assigned


Minimum Position Requirements

Required Training, Certifications and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 10; preferable supplemented by technical training related to the work plus some related experience; completion of a recognized program in building service work OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.  
  • Ice Facility Operator or Refrigeration Operator (5th class refrigeration) Certificate from the BC Safety Authority.
  • Valid driver’s license required – Drivers abstract


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least two (2) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience related to the job description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of operations, maintenance and requirements of an ice rink and refrigeration plant and overall recreation facility
  • Knowledge of basic preventative maintenance of pumps, motors, safety equipment and other items related to an ice rink and refrigeration plant
  • Knowledge of operating and maintaining a variety of ice rink facilities and equipment
  • Basic knowledge of janitorial and grounds maintenance practices
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and equipment related to the work
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and files
  • Ability to interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Ability to understand and following oral and written directions
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Emergency Evacuation Procedures and knowing your key responsibility
  • Ability to perform a variety of routine manual tasks in care, cleaning and general maintenance of building  
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good client/customer service skills
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work effectively with a team
  • Ability to work independently as needed to support the group effort
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures
  • Ability to explain and demonstrate instructions and guidelines to others effectively
  • Ability to train, organize and coordinate the work of the team
  • Ability to operate and use janitorial tools, equipment and supplies
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety rules and regulations and understanding on utilizing WHMIS –MSDS
  • Ability to work a non-standard work schedule


Candidates must attach the following records and satisfy the City’s driving requirements to be considered for this role:

  • Copy of your five-year ICBC Commercial Driver’s Abstract (N Print) directly from ICBC dated within 30 days of this posting
  • Copy of your five-year ICBC Driver’s Claims History directly from ICBC within 30 days of this posting

**Drivers who have moved to B.C. during the past five years will be required to provide their Driver’s Abstract and Driver’s Claims History from their previous place of residence.


The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.


Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks 

Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual 

Position Start Date: Immediately  

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-015: $29.2 to $34.3 per hour


Application Close: Open until filled

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion


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