Plumber (Part-Time) - Climate Pledge Arena (Seattle · WA)

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

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:
The Plumber is responsible for the overall maintenance, repair, and improvement of Climate Pledge Arena, and other locations as needed. In coordination with the Director of Engineering and under the supervision of the Chief Engineer, this position requires knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of the plumbing trade, and making decisions in selecting appropriate materials and methods of work. Most tasks are covered by guidelines although judgment is needed to make appropriate selections of guidelines.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Install, maintain, inspect, and repair piping systems inside and outside of buildings including potable and non-potable water, air, drainage, sewage, irrigation, chill water, steam, fountain, pools, and hydraulic heating piping systems. Install, repair, and replace all valves and piping system components
  • Install, maintain, test, repair, and winterize irrigation systems including sprinkler heads, valves, valve boxes, quick couplers, control clocks, piping, pressure reducing valves, and backflow devices
  • Install, maintain, and replace all equipment installed on piping systems including pumps, air compressors, heat exchanges, filters, chemical injection equipment, sewage ejectors, electronic valves, tempering valves, appliances, water coolers, rainwater system, spa equipment, pool equipment, fountain equipment, and water heaters
  • Install cast iron sectional boilers. Repair and maintain all associated equipment such as thermostats, low water cutoffs, water feeders, pumps, heating valves of all types, relief vales, heating coils, boiler control sensing equipment, gas regulator, solenoid valves, etc. (Some work may require a Boiler License.)
  • Install, maintain, and replace equipment on water systems including mixing chemical solutions, drawing water samples, and other related duties
  • Clear plumbing stoppages and repairs fitting and line breaks and leaks
  • Cut and thread pipe and perform soldering and brazing work for plumbing installation and maintenance tasks
  • Inspect plumbing installations for needed repairs, make recommendations, or perform repairs and tests completed work
  • Install and maintain chemical injection and/or pool circulation systems
  • Order parts and supplies, as necessary
  • Dig trenches for irrigation systems
  • This role also involves assisting in major repairs and upgrades and participating in large-scale maintenance duties as part of the operations team
  • The Plumber also provides on-site support during special events as well as during off hours, holidays, and weekends
  • Carry out periodic inspection, cleaning, and equipment servicing
  • Log into the work order management system to find, accept, and complete the work requests
  • Carry out installation of new equipment; perform repairs on leaks
  • Collaborate with other workers, company’s officials, and staff to effectively provide solutions to maintenance problems
  • Attend quickly to emergency call on equipment repair issues, as well as to after work hour calls
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Promote a safe working environment for all employees by following the life safety and emergency program as needed
  • Coordinate the operations activities with other building departments and show-related contractors


Required Experience & Qualifications: 

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record 
  • Current Washington State Journeyman Plumber's license
  • A Washington State Backflow Assembly Tester certification
  • Organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines 
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Exceptional ability to work independently without direct supervision and take responsibility for the repair of assigned equipment
  • Strong ability to prioritize assigned tasks for increased job delivery
  • Strong ability to quickly understand and carry out both written and oral instructions effectively
  • Strong knowledge of plumbing repair and installation practice and procedure

Preferred Experience & Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent, four years of experience working at the plumbing and pipe fitting trade under a qualified journey level supervisor or completion of an accepted plumber apprenticeship program (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background) 
  • 2-5 years’ experience in property and/or facilities maintenance
  • 1-2 years of Construction experience
  • Experience with a commercial building 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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