Recreation Facilities Attendant - Arenas

City of Kamloops

Position: Recreation Facilities Attendant - Arenas

(Permanent, On-Call) 

Closing Date: June 19, 2018

About Us

At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates the employees who make it all happen. We offer many advantages including ongoing training and professional development opportunities, coupled with exceptional benefits, all in the beautiful natural setting of the BC Interior.

Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital, a family and business-friendly community committed to providing great customer service, enhancing community partnerships, and supporting economic growth. Our 700 employees provide customer services and programs to a local and regional population of 125,000 people. Kamloops provides abundant recreational possibilities for residents and visitors alike, as well as education and culture opportunities and activities.

Recreation Facilities Attendant - Arenas (Permanent, On-Call)

Job ID
1248 (External)

Pay Class

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Hours of Work

Position Overview
Please note that more than one may be hired.
Performs semi-skilled facilities maintenance and janitorial work of a varied nature under general and limited supervision of the Recreation Facilities Maintenance Supervisor. Work involves ice maintenance, minor building maintenance, custodial and janitorial work at arenas and curling rinks, monitoring the operation of the arena and curling rink refrigeration plants (making minor adjustments if required), and directing and answering inquiries from the general public. The job involves year-round indoor work for the majority of the time, characterized by frequent and considerable temperature and humidity changes, above average noise levels, occasional exposure to noxious odours and toxic chemicals, the possibility of more serious injury, and moderately heavy exertion. The incumbent has significant responsibility for the safety of others in dealing with refrigeration and must exercise ordinary care to ensure the safety of others in his or her other work. In addition, the incumbent must exercise courtesy and some tact in non-routine dealings with the general public. Close care and attention are required to prevent serious damage or loss to refrigeration plant and other facilities.

  1. Monitors the operation of arena refrigeration plant, checking and adjusting oil level and pressure, ammonia temperature and pressure, cooling water temperature, brine temperature, and shutting down equipment as required.
  2. Makes ice and draws lines, face off circles, and draws curling markings on ice as required.
  3. Maintains ice using resurfacer, planer, edger, or pro-oxy burner as required.
  4. Performs minor maintenance and repair tasks on equipment and facilities during the skating season.
  5. Performs off-season facility and equipment maintenance including minor building, painting, and mechanical tasks.
  6. Provides assistance and direction to and supervision of all facility users to ensure the safety of the public and the property.
  7. Checks and cleans washrooms, dressing rooms, stands and lobby, replenishing supplies as required.
  8. As required, will strip, wash, wax, and reseal floors.
  9. Answers inquiries and complaints from the general public in person or by phone.
  10. Shovels snow from outside entrances to public facilities.
  11. Reports janitorial and operating supply needs and receives shipments of materials and supplies.
  12. Connects public address and scoreboard systems as required.
  13. Sets up and cleans up facilities for special events and conventions.
  14. Accesses, monitors, and makes minor adjustments to the computerized HVAC function.
  15. Performs related work as required

  1. Working knowledge of ice resurfacing and maintenance.
  2. Working knowledge of arena refrigeration.
  3. Ability to perform minor mechanical, electrical, and building repairs.
  4. Ability to exercise courtesy and some tact in dealings with the general public.
  1. Curl BC Ice Technician Level 1 and 2, with the ability to obtain Level 3 (for shifts at MacArthur Island Arena).
  1. Completion of senior secondary school or its equivalent.
  2. Valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence.
  3. Fifth Class Power Engineer (Refrigeration Endorsement) OR Ice Facility Operator Certificate Class 6.
For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes and passes a criminal record check.

Community and Protective Services

Position Type
Permanent on-call

Reports To
Arena and Pools Supervisor


British Columbia [BC]

Canada [CA]

CUPE Hourly

Hourly Wage

Closing Date

Compensation & Benefits Overview
Refer to Article 19(g)(i) in the City of Kamloops/CUPE 900 Collective Agreement regarding Benefit Allowance for part time and temporary employees.
Please note that persons with disabilities who require assistance with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (250) 828-3439

To Apply
To apply for this position, please visit our website at

Organization: City of Kamloops
Location: Kamloops, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Facilities Maintenance
Posted: June 12, 2018, 3:23 pm
Expires: June 19, 2018, 4:30 pm

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