Home Job Board Facilities Operator I
|Town of Blackfalds
Posted Date: January 18, 2024
Closing Date: January 29, 2024
|Town of Blackfalds
The Facilities Operator I participates as a member of the facilities staff and is responsible to carry out assigned tasks related to the functional areas of all Town facilities which include facility maintenance, parks and sports fields operations, and custodial duties. Incumbents work under close supervision and receive instructions either verbally or written. Ability to operate a variety of equipment that is used in all areas of facility operations (ice re-surfacer, skid steer, lawn tractors, auto scrubber) and to fulfill standby duties as required. Customer service is a high priority including the proper care and maintenance of municipal assets. Proven ability to deal directly with staff and public in a courteous and friendly manner. This position also promotes and participates in the Town safety program and practices.
– Maintains Town owned facilities by supporting a preventative building and equipment maintenance/repair schedule.
– Ensures a high level of custodial service is maintained in all facilities.
– Assists with regular inspections of all Town owned facilities and reports any maintenance problems to the Facilities Foreman. Carries out repairs to buildings upon instruction.
– Prepares Town facilities for scheduled functions (cleaning, set up, take down).
– Provides snow removal for Town owned facilities. Review, respond and close-out service request and work orders within the Town’s work order program.
– Ensures that all tasks and projects carried out by the assigned work unit are carried out within Occupational Health and Safety standards and Town policies and procedures.
– Ability to carry out work at heights, such as working on ladders, rooftops, and aerial lifts.
– Prepares ice surface for user groups as per user schedule, performs ammonia plant maintenance and record keeping, ice resurfacer operation and maintenance, ice making, and ensures building cleanliness.
– Prepares ball diamonds and soccer pitches for user groups as per user schedule. Duties include, infield preparation (shale dragging), line chalking, grass painting, fence maintenance, and ensures facility cleanliness.
– In cooperation with the Facilities Foreman, encourages teamwork, shares and rewards outstanding contributions for individual and group efforts.
– Supports the Parks division as required (cutting, trimming, pruning, weeding, and other Parks duties as assigned).
– Maintains and supports a positive and proactive Customer Services philosophy throughout the Department.
– Performs other related duties as required or assigned by the Facilities Foreman.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
– Proven ability to deal directly with staff and public in a courteous and friendly manner.
– Solid planning, organizing and problem-solving skills.
– Good communication skills and an ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instruction.
– Reliable team player and the ability to work with and without direct supervision.
– Proficient time management skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties.
– Ability and skill to complete Hazard Assessments as part of the Health and Safety Program.
Education and Experience:
– Grade 12 accreditation combined with a minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of facility or arena experience, preferably in a municipal or public service environment.
– Alberta Association of Recreational Facility Personnel Arena Operator Level 1 Certificate.
– Related experience, preferably municipal, in a recreation arena, and/or sports field environment, including ability to operate and maintain department machinery such as skid steers, large area mowers, tractors, towing trailers, utility vehicles, etc.
– RCMP Criminal Record Check and the ability to obtain RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance if necessary.
– Vulnerable Sector Check may also be required.
– Valid Class 5 driver’s license (air brake endorsement preferred) with the ability to operate department equipment.
– Standard First Aid / CPR / AED Certification.
– Must be willing and able to obtain safety and operational certifications.
– Candidate should be physically fit, able to lift 60 lbs., and able to perform equipment attachment changes safely
– Be physically able to bend/squat/stand/kneel/walk/
– Extensive walking and using stairs; indoors and outdoors;
– Work in various weather conditions (heat, cold, rain);
– Very dynamic work environment;
– The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud dependent on which equipment utilized and facility event;
– Working safely with a variety of equipment from: ice resurfacers, ice edgers, half-ton trucks, trucks with dump bodies, skid steers, toolcats, aerial lifts, large area mowers, small mowers, trimmers, small engine equipment, and various power and hand tools.
– Working with the public, there could be a potential risk of dealing with an irate customer or facility patron.
The hours of work will be based upon a fourteen (14) day eighty (80) hour pay period.
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.