You're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is no longer supported. Please update your browser.
Pacific National Exhibition

Icemaker II

Posted 6 days ago

Job Description

Part-Time; Seasonal 

Wage & Paygrade: $29.01 Plus 10% in lieu of Benefits and Vacation OR Benefit Allotment

Date Posted: April 2nd, 2024


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 113-year-old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of over $70 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams:  the 15 day annual summer Fair and winter Fair which average more than 700,000 people annually, Playland amusement park which welcomes 400,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, and a busy year-round portfolio of events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events.  In total we bring over 2 million people through the site each year. 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 delivering memorable experiences.

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 has a passion for the Events and the PNE. The Icemaker II 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.


Why Join our Team?

  • Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
  • Flexible work environment
  • 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
  • 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, spudder 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 logbooks.
  • 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.
  • Ice Facility Operator Certificate; or Fifth Class Power Engineering Certificate. Preference will go to candidates with Fifth class power engineering certificate.
  • 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 and ability to follow WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System).
  • 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.
  • Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.


Who are you?

  • Organized
  • Methodical
  • Proactive
  • Skillful communicator
  • Committed to striving for excellence.


Where and when to APPLY?

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

Preference will be given to candidates who submit their resume/cover letter before Sunday, June 23. 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 accommodation throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at

About Pacific National Exhibition

No single location in Vancouver captures the spirit and history of this city, its people and its many achievements as the Pacific National Exhibition. Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. Today, the PNE is the largest employer of youth in British Columbia, the longest running and best attended annual ticketed event in BC and the site of hundreds of famous events - from a live performance from the Beatles to the historic Miracle Mile. For the past ten decades the Pacific National Exhibition has showcased the best of Vancouver to the rest of Canada and the world.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-06

Current Openings

Back to search detail

Interested in jobs like this?

Sign up for email alerts
Get job alerts

Work with our Featured Employers

M space man icon M
Watch now
H O T Marketing. Tips. Sauce.
Marketing On Mars Podcast Full episodes twice per month