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Pacific National Exhibition

Icemaker II - Casual

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
26.440 per hour

Seasonal; Part-time

Term: November 2022 – March 31, 2023

Wage: $26.44/hr (PG7) + 10% in lieu of benefits and vacation

$29.01/hr (PG16TP) with Certified Ice Technician Ticket + 10% in lieu of benefits and vacation

Date Posted: November 01, 2022

Who we are…

The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 112-year-old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of approximately $58 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams:  the 15-day annual summer Fair which averages 800,000 guests each year, Playland amusement park which welcomes 375,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, year-round events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events.  The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance.  The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and being the best, we can be.

At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence and Evolution.  With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees, or the community.

We are seeking a diligent and hard-working individual that have a passion for the Events and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The Icemaker Lead will work in the Facilities & Maintenance Department and under the direction of the Director, Facilities & Maintenance. They will be responsible for maintaining ice surfaces as well as general public buildings on site. The Icemaker Lead will operate tools and equipment related to ice maintenance and custodial duties. Our ideal candidate is experienced, efficient and a true team player.

Why join our Team?

  • Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
  • Flexible work environment
  • Health and wellness employee events – put your hiking boots on, or enjoy an evening
    out with your favorite colleagues
  • Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
  • Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
  • On-site fitness center
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

What will you do this year?

In your role as an Icemaker II , your primary accountabilities will be to:

  • Perform custodial duties such as cleaning dressing rooms, showers, washrooms, seating areas, and general public buildings on assigned shifts.
  • Operate a forklift, zamboni and other equipment associated with custodian duties.
  • Operate edger, spuder as well as repair (slush) ice surfaces.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Clean and maintain ice surfaces for hockey, speed skating, figure skating and specialty events; including make/build, seal and paint ice surface as required.
  • Replace board glass when necessary.
  • Inspect nets, repair nets and install new netting on goal posts as required.
  • Install and remove ice logos.
  • Set up for pre-game, post-game and between period events as necessary.
  • Install board signs.
  • Must comply with company and department policies and procedures.
  • Complete ice thickness check sheets, zamboni checks, and log books.
  • Prepare ice surface for changeover.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 What else?

  • Must have successful completion of Grade 12.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license and provide an up-to-date Driver's Abstract confirming a clean driving record.
  • Must have previous experience with an edger and spudder, and sealing ice surfaces.
  • Must have previous experience with making/building ice surfaces for various sports events, such as hockey, speed skating and figure skating preferred.
  • Ability to operate a forklift and other equipment pertinent to custodial duties is recommended.
  • Experience operating a Zamboni and taking compressor readings is an asset.
  • Must be capable of working at heights and lifting heavy materials up to WCB restrictions; and physically able to work in awkward positions.
  • Knowledge of the hazards and proper safety precautions related to the work performed.
  • Must be capable of reading, writing and speaking English for the purposes of written or oral instructions and documentation of work.
  • Must have the ability to work independently under specified time frames and deadlines.
  • Must have a flexible schedule with availability for day, evening and weekend shifts as required.
  • Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?

  • Team player
  • Hardworking
  • Proactive
  • Committed
  • Detail oriented

Where and when to APPLY?

Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at and will be accepted until the role is filled.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The PNE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse community we proudly serve. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age. If you require any support or accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at