The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
Full-time - Permanent
$23.94 / hour

Date Posted: May 23, 2023

Posting Deadline: June 6, 2023

Department: Facilities Management

Type of Employment: Permanent, Full-Time

Group Affiliation: CUPE Local 4491, $23.94 per hour

At Saint Mary's University, you will be surrounded by a talented and dedicated team of professionals committed to accessibility, diversity, and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the University's success. We are currently looking to fill the position of Arena Operator to join our Facilities Management team.

What we offer

As a team member at Saint Mary's, we are proud to offer many benefits. Some of these include:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Defined Contribution Pension plan
  • Vacation
  • Rotating shifts (days, evenings and weekends)
  • Employee Transit EPass through Halifax Transit

Job Information and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Manager, Maintenance & Operations and the direction of the Lead Arena Operator, the Arena Operator will:

  • Operate the refrigeration plant, and ice making equipment, installs the ice and markings, cleans the building, and maintains the ice surface.
  • Establish and performs PM routines and performs troubleshooting and repair to the arena building, equipment, ice making equipment, and Zamboni.
  • Work closely with any outside agency that is required to perform work on the above noted systems. Uses any such collaboration to enhance knowledge and trouble-shooting expertise.
  • Assist other maintenance staff in PM, troubleshooting, and maintenance of the arena and ice making equipment.
  • Establish a good working knowledge of arena, ice making system, Zamboni, and refrigeration plant.
  • Attend training sessions to keep up with technological changes in ice making and maintenance, and operation and maintenance of the refrigeration plant.

The Collective Agreement can be viewed here.

Experience and Education Requirements

To be the successful Arena Operator you will have:

  • Second Class Refrigeration, OR a Power Engineering License.
  • Two (2) years related experience in ice making and arena maintenance.
  • Experience in operation of Ice Resurfacing and maintenance of equipment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work shift work.
  • Ability to perform all duties in a safe manner, following health and safety legislation and all required safe work practices and procedures, in order to minimize the risk of injury and property damage.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a positive manner conveying and responding to information.
  • Ability to interact with customers in a positive working relationship.
  • Ability to work alone and complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative in completing tasks with minimal instruction.

Application Details

Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Click on "Apply Now" and complete all required information fields. Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References

Late applications may not receive consideration. We appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

At Saint Mary's University, equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Talent Acquisition at [email protected].

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada's best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary's provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast, Saint Mary's University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary's University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world-a world without limits.

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