Ilitch Sports + Entertainment

Ilitch Sports + Entertainment

Operating Engineer - Little Caesars Arena

Ilitch Sports + Entertainment - Director
Detroit · MI
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Engineering
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Job Summary:

The position is responsible for operating, maintaining and repairing the facility’s mechanical systems, plumbing, environmental controls and HVAC systems for a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintenance, operations and repairs, mechanical and plumbing equipment, refrigeration, cooling towers, boilers, water pumps and building control systems. Perform and/or ensure all scheduled maintenance and repairs are completed.
  • Ensure all mechanical, HVAC, plumbing systems including repair and /or construction work is completed in accordance with Federal, State and Local code compliance requirements.
  • Participate in the delivery of events; coordinate arrangements with event and operations department and clients; monitor and direct the work of contractors on building projects.
  • Participate in work planning for facility maintenance and operations; identify and resolve problems; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work projects, methods and procedures. 
  • Ensure compliance with hazardous materials communication program, material safety data sheets, records, permits, maintain knowledge of changes in Federal, State and Local regulations.
  • Respond to emergency alarms, building automation systems and the like.
  • Determine root causes of any mechanical, HVAC, plumbing deficiencies, make necessary repairs to remedy the malfunction using appropriate tools.
  • Maintain a safe work environment, ensures safety precautions are taken at all times. Report discrepancies, damage, and loss of property and safety concerns promptly following reporting procedures.
  • Utilize maintenance software system to interpret and prioritize work orders.  Executes work orders to ensure event needs are met in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist in the development of standard operation procedures.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • City of Detroit First Class Refrigeration license
  • City of Detroit Third Class Steam license
  • 5 years of comprehensive knowledge of all phases of building systems, thorough knowledge of compliance requirements in mechanical, plumbing and HVAC.
  • Ability to operate ammonia based refrigeration plant. Excellent diagnostic skills. Ability to read, write and understand complex direction.
  • Ability to read, decipher blue prints, schematics and construction specification and technical documents.
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal.  Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
  • Work effectively under pressure to meet business deadlines.  Adaptable through change.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contractors and facility users.
  • Ability to work independently and under minimal supervision.
  • Maintain a professional appearance.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working in a large scale facility.
  • Certification to operate a forklift and man lifts.

Working Conditions:

  • Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Exposure to high noise level.
  • Frequent visual/auditory attention.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly exposed to a facility environment, outside weather conditions, extreme cold/heat, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places; and fumes or airborne particles.
  • Required to stand long periods of time on feet; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The colleague frequently is required to sit. The colleague is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The colleague must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

All items listed above are illustrative and not comprehensive.  They are not contractual in nature and are subject to change at the discretion of Olympia Entertainment.

Olympia Entertainment  is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.                                   

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.