Kitchen Maintenance Technician (Part-Time) - Climate Pledge Arena (Seattle · WA)

Climate Pledge Arena jobs
Sports Jobs in Seattle · WA
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Maintenance

Our Purpose:

We are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community and business partners through world class sports and entertainment. We believe that Winning Matters, our Fans come first, with risk comes reward, great teams can achieve unimaginable results, honoring the Pacific Northwest is our duty and driving the business is our responsibility. 


Climate Pledge Arena, a $1.15 Billion redevelopment of the facility formerly known as KeyArena and built originally for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, will be transformed into a world class, state-of-the-art City jewel and destination. Located at Seattle Center in the heart of Seattle’s Uptown Neighborhood, the new venue offers a truly unique and intimate experience for the newest NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken, WNBA’s Seattle Storm, concerts and other entertainment events, while preserving the historic nature of Seattle Center and its surroundings. This project is a completely new arena beneath its existing historic-landmark roof. Climate Pledge Arena opened October 22, 2021.


Position Summary:
Kitchen Tech is responsible for maintaining, modifying, troubleshooting, and repairing a large inventory of electric commercial kitchen equipment and appliances. The kitchen equipment technician’s job description entails fielding, prioritizing, and carrying out service support requests by in-person inspections and from an online work order system.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in major repairs and upgrades and participating in large-scale maintenance duties as part of the dinning team.
  • Document procedures, processes, and best practices in on-plan sets and end-user manuals or modify what has previously been documented.
  • Perform preventative maintenance as well as scheduled predictive maintenance checks following manufacturers’ recommendation and/or as assigned.
  • Provide on-site support during special events as well as during off hours, holidays, and weekends.
  • Installing new equipment, repairing leaks, maintaining settings on wiring controls, and replacing malfunctioning or old parts.
  • Maintain inventory to ensure that tools and equipment are properly maintained.
  • Perform repairs and maintenance duties on a wide variety of kitchen and refrigeration equipment such as walk-in freezers, industrial-sized steam cookers, refrigerators, ice machines, washers, ovens, dryers, cooktops, dishwashers, and water fountains.
  • Carry out periodic inspection, cleaning, and equipment servicing
  • Install new equipment; perform repairs on leaks; ensure settings on wiring controls; change equipment parts that have become old or fail
  • Respond to emergency calls on equipment repair issues, as well as to after work hour calls
  • Assist the Chief Engineer & Director of Engineering to implement an effective program for all electrical components and systems.
  • Support the successful completion of 50 NHL games, 20 WNBA games, 80 major music/entertainment events, and 25 miscellaneous events each year. 
  • Maintain, repair, organize, and clean all building systems, tools, and related equipment. 
  • Perform light plumbing repairs.
  • Maintain, inspect, and repair all kitchen equipment in the arena. 
  • 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. 
  • Work with subcontractors and vendors as required to carry out the various responsibilities of such 3rd party services. 
  • Manage work requests and preventative maintenance requirements through an on-line work order system including, responding to all service calls, and verifying completion. 
  • Promote a safe working environment for all employees by following the life safety and emergency program as needed. 
  • Coordinate operations activities with other building departments and show-related contractors. 
  • Perform other duties assigned as needed to assist in the management of responsibilities associated with the facility. 


Required Experience & Qualifications: 

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required. 
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record. 
  • Organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines. 
  • Able to effectively interact with customers, field staff, co-workers and vendors. 
  • Flexible and able to work with constantly adjusting schedule, priorities, and responsibilities. 
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Must be adaptable with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. 
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented, resourceful, quick learner and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • A high degree of personal integrity and consistently put the interests of the organization first. 
  • Profound knowledge of how various types of kitchen and refrigeration equipment work
  • Strong ability to read and comprehend wiring diagrams, and to follow manuals on operation and installation to successful complete tasks
  • Strong ability to apply various types of equipment safely and efficiently, and to maintain and service them
  • Strong ability to prioritize assigned tasks for increased job delivery
  • Exceptional ability to properly investigate problems with food equipment, discover the issue, and correct it
  • Ability to work in a team setting with other workers, and also with staff and members of the public
  • Strong ability to quickly understand and carry out both written and oral instructions effectively
  • Possess refrigerant transition and recovery certification
  • Repair and maintenance experience in the commercial kitchen or dinning service field
  • Strong knowledge of plumbing repair and installation practice and procedure
  • Strong knowledge of basic electrical practice, theory, and safety
  • Strong knowledge of the fundamental of commercial refrigeration practice and theory.

Preferred Experience & Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent, 2-year Technical accreditation preferred. 
  • 2-5 years’ experience in property and/or facilities maintenance. 
  • 1-2 years of Construction Management. 
  • Universal EPA Refrigerant Handler License preferred
  • Experience with commercial kitchen equipment preferred
  • Experience with large-scale events in a stadium or concert setting of a similar size (18,000 seats) is highly desirable. 

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, lifting 15-20 pounds, sitting, exposure to multiple external elements, extensive walking through the building including inclines and stairs. 

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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