Current Postings

Facility Operator III

Hope & Area Recreation Centre (Full-Time)
Competition #2024-08
March 21, 2024

If you have a passion for recreational programs, fitness or sports of any type, consider turning that passion into a rewarding employment experience. Located in the heart of Hope, the Hope & Area Recreation Centre is truly a community hub. From skating to swimming, to recreation programs and more, our rec centre provides a wide range of recreation services and programs to residents of Hope and FVRD Electoral Areas A and B.  We have an exciting opportunity for someone that likes working with their hands and providing excellent customer service to fill the position of Facility Operator III in the Hope & Area Recreation Centre located in the heart of Hope.
People are at the center of everything we do, and we strive to put the needs of those we serve and the employees in the organization at the forefront of our day-to-day work. We are an organization that values teamwork and respect. We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and being representative of the region we serve. We invite all qualified candidates to apply. We are dedicated to the ongoing process of building relationships and examining our work to ensure that the principles of inclusion, collaboration, and reconciliation are included. If you have a passion for public service, love working with animals, and want to make a difference in the lives of those who live, work, and learn in the Fraser Valley, consider coming to work with us.
As a Facility Operator III at the FVRD, you will be responsible for assisting with facility operation and maintenance of our Recreation Centre. In this position, the successful candidate must be available for shifts within the 24-hour operation of the facility including evenings, weekends, and some holidays. A typical week could see you performing regular plant and facility checks; operating the refrigeration and ice-making equipment; helping maintain the cleanliness of the facility by performing janitorial duties; enforcing the rules and regulations of the facility during public events; and providing assistance to the public and the user groups that use the recreation complex. 
We offer a positive, supportive, team-based work environment with an emphasis on collaboration. If you have a positive, can-do attitude and a keen sense of humour, you will fit right in. 
The ideal candidate must have:

  • BC Safety Authority Fifth Class Power Engineer Certificate (refrigeration).
  • A minimum of three years experience in a maintenance/janitorial environment, preferably in a recreation or educational facility.
  • BCRPA Pool Operator’s Certificate (Level II), or be willing and able to obtain this certificate.
  • RFABC Ice Maker’s Training Course Certificate, or be willing and able to obtain this certificate.
  • Basic knowledge of conditions, water filters, refrigeration, and other mechanical equipment and machinery.
  • Ability to operate ice resurface machine, ice edger, and other related arena and pool equipment.
  • Good customer service skills, courtesy, tact, and diplomacy and the ability to remain professional when dealing with the public.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Able to pass a Criminal Record Check.
  • A valid Driver’s Licence.

The wage rate for this full-time union position $34.56 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package. 
If this opportunity excites you, and you want to contribute to a positive work environment, we want to hear from you. Submit your resume, along with a cover letter, indicating how you meet the qualifications. Please quote Competition #2024-08 and send, in confidence, by 4:30 pm on April 18, 2024, to