Climate Pledge Arena

Climate Pledge Arena

HVAC Technician

Climate Pledge Arena
Seattle · WA
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Engineering
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Our Purpose:

Climate Pledge Arena is the complete redevelopment of an historic landmark, originally built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.  Sitting at the base of the Space Needle on the Seattle Center campus, the arena is home to the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, WNBA's Seattle Storm, and the world's biggest performers of live music and events. Since opening in October 2021, we have hosted over 400 public events and welcomed over 4 million guests. The arena has been awarded Sports Business Journal’s Sports Facility of the Year and Pollstar’s best new concert venue and is consistently ranked within Pollstar’s top 10 for top grossing arenas worldwide.

Seattle Arena Company, a division of Oak View Group (OVG), privately developed and now operates Climate Pledge Arena. OVG based in Denver, Colorado is a global leader in facility development, management, hospitality, and sales. Overseeing hundreds of venues across the globe including: UBS Arena in Belmont Park, NY, Moody Center in Austin, TX, Acrisure Arena in Greater Palm Springs, CA, Co-op Live in Manchester, UK, OVG is a positive disruption in the sports, live entertainment and hospitality industry.

Climate Pledge Arena is named after The Climate Pledge, an initiative founded by Amazon and Global Optimism asking global corporations to become net zero carbon by 2040.  We have one of the most progressive sustainability programs of any arena our size, including being the first and only arena in the world to achieve the International Future Living Institute’s first Zero Carbon Certification.

Position Summary: Maintain and troubleshoot HVAC, boilers and compressed air systems.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain heating/cooling systems and other utilities at Climate Pledge Arena; including chillers, boilers, pumps, valves, air handling units, and cooling towers, heating and cooling equipment, BMS.
  • Perform maintenance and repairs of various HVAC equipment including Air Handlers, VAV boxes, Fan coils, Heat Pumps and Split Systems
  • Assist in required daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual required building inspections, and institute required corrections and/or Preventative Maintenance systems and schedules as needed.
  • Maintain, inspect and repair all kitchen equipment in the arena.
  • Work with subcontractors and vendors as required to carry out the various responsibilities of  3rd party contracts.
  • Manage work request and preventative maintenance requirements through an on-line work order system including, respond and verify completion of all service calls.
  • Work with other departments on projects or tasks.
  • Promote a safe working environment for all employees by following the life safety and emergency program as needed.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an expert ability to present and communicate new ideas and concepts.
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented, resourceful, quick learner and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Required Experience & Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of controls, operation, design, repair, preventative maintenance of HVAC systems with respect to; VAV systems, chilled water systems, condenser water systems, heat recovery and air-balancing.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems and control circuits.
  • Able to work both independently with minimum supervision.
  • Organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.

Preferred Experience & Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 5 years HVAC experience
  • Universal EPA Refrigerant
  • City of Seattle Refrigeration Operators license
  • Minimum Grade 4 City of Seattle Boiler License (preferred)
  • Work with Ammonia

 Working Conditions:

  • Minimal Travel (<10% travel): May be required to travel. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights and holidays required
  • Frequent bending, ability to lift 50 pounds, sitting, exposure to multiple external elements, extensive walking through the building


  • In accordance with the Washington State Equal Pay and Opportunity Act, the expected base pay range for this position is $45.00 - $55.00/hr. Actual base pay will depend on employee’s experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.
  • This role is non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay
  • We believe it takes a great team to build an award-winning organization. As an impactful member of the team, this role is bonus eligible

Benefits & Perks:

  • Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, including premiums for eligible dependents enrolled in the plans
  • Company-paid life insurance and short- & long-term disability insurance
  • 401k (pre-tax and Roth) with Company match up to 4%
  • Kraken ticket stipend and employee only pre-sale opportunities to non-Kraken events
  • Annual wellness stipend for mental & physical health
  • 10 vacation days, 3 personal holidays, and accrued sick time
  • Minimum 10 paid holidays per year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company-paid Orca, local transit card
  • Corporate office located at Climate Pledge Arena; complimentary Arena garage parking offered
  • Employee meal perks
  • Company-paid employee assistance program and Headspace subscription
  • Company-wide recognition platform
  • Flexible spending accounts and voluntary accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity insurance available
  • Discounts at the Kraken Team Stores, Kraken Community Iceplex, 32 Bar & Grill, and other partners


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hiring:

Climate Pledge Arena aspires to write a new playbook in sports and entertainment that includes everyone. In alignment with this vision, if you don’t meet every job requirement listed—or if you haven’t worked in the industry or are still learning about the industry—we still encourage you to apply. We understand you may bring other relevant experiences and expertise to help us become the highest performance organization we can be. One of our core values is ‘Make Us Better’ and we recognize diversity, equity and inclusion as a critical business strategy.

If you’d like to request an accommodation in the application or interview process, please let us know by emailing: [email protected].

Seattle Hockey Partners, LLC and Seattle Arena Company, LLC are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.


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