Utility Maintenance Worker III - Lead Hand - REPOST

Requisition ID: 36486 


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, decolonization, 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 & Function

The Utility Maintenance Worker III - Lead Hand is responsible for operational, janitorial and minor maintenance work of a lead hand nature in ice rink facilities and other recreation facilities.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The Lead Hand is responsible for operating aquatic systems, DDC systems, heating, refrigeration, and ice-making equipment. This position is also responsible for monitoring and logging stationary equipment and related controls in various mechanical plant; carrying out janitorial and minor building maintenance work; and performing specified lead hand tasks in assigning and overseeing the work of co-workers.


The Lead Hand works under the direction of the Maintenance Technician II and assists with the scheduling and monitoring of the work of subordinates. The Lead Hand is also actively involved in the on-site preventative maintenance program. The Lead Hand will assist in the repair and overhaul of equipment and in the completion of regular equipment maintenance procedures.


Ice maintenance responsibilities include scraping, flooding, edging ice rink surfaces; painting lines and logos on ice surfaces; adjusting/changing blades and other ice resurface maintenance as required.  Additional duties include cleaning and maintaining public areas; washrooms and change rooms; carrying out security checks of the facility and assisting program staff and users as needed.


This position is responsible for the refrigeration plant safety procedures in the absence of the Maintenance Technician II.  In addition, the incumbent may be required to perform operational, janitorial, minor maintenance tasks in adjacent facilities (community centre, fitness centre or indoor pools) as well as seasonal tasks associated with outdoor pools.


The successful candidate must be prepared to work various work schedules, and be placed and/or accept transfers to other facilities in the organization based on operational needs. The successful candidate may be required to wear a respirator under the terms of the Workers Compensation Board. Applicants must attach a copy of the required certifications to their application



Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12. Completion of a recognized certification program in building services work supplemented by technical training related to the work plus sound related experience; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Technical Safety BC Refrigeration Operator Certificate or 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate (or higher) is required
  • Pool Operators Level I & II is required
  • A current and valid BC Driver’s License is a requirement of this position.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of ice-making methods and re-surfacing equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the materials, methods and equipment used in janitorial and building maintenance work.
  • Working knowledge of ice rink refrigeration systems, water filtration equipment, and disinfection systems.
  • Ability to assign and check the work of others.
  • Ability to operate ice resurfacing equipment and any other tools or equipment related to the work.
  • Ability to prepare simple reports.
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public groups and users of the facility to ensure observance of the rules and regulations.
  • Ability to observe equipment in operation and report on any malfunctions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Good health and strength sufficient to perform a variety of manual tasks in janitorial and building maintenance work.
  • Above average manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude.


Driver’s License and Record Checks:

  • A current and valid BC Driver's License is required.
  • The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.
  • Local area travel is a requirement of this position. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Park Board.


The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  All external applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.


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

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: November, 2022 

Positions: 5

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-016: $27.98 to $32.87 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 applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ 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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