Facility Manager & Ice Technician

Eckville Curling is seeking a Facility Manager/ Ice Technician to start for the 2024-2025 curling season.

Eckville Curling is a non-profit society that operates a four-sheet facility with membership of approximately 100 curlers. In addition to 2-3 evening leagues, we host 4-5 bonspiels throughout the season, and offer rentals, school usage and other sanctioned events that arise throughout the curling season.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can not only relate to people in the curling community but with those in the general community to promote curling and its benefits. The individual should have a strong commitment to the sport of curling, be outgoing, business-minded and motivated to provide the membership and guests a satisfied and lasting impression of our facility.

As the Facility Manager/Ice Technician you are responsible for the installation and maintenance of the ice for the curling season and the maintenance of the facility.

Type of Employment: Contract, reporting to the Board of Directors
Time Commitment: Part-Time, Seasonal (includes weekdays, evenings and some weekends)
• Curling Season: October 1 to April 15, with 2-3 leagues operating per week for 20 weeks, and 5 weekend events/ bonspiels (exact dates and times determined annually).
• Spring/ Summer Dry Floor Season: April 15 to September 30, general building maintenance and monitoring (exact dates determined annually).
• Total approximate hours of work for Monitoring & Maintenance, Curling Prep Work, League Nights, Bonspiels, scheduled Drop-In and other events in a full year is 925-975 hours.
Start Date: September 2024
Wages/ Salary: Hourly wage open to negotiation
6-month probationary period included in Contractor Agreement

Oversee and maintain the curling facility in the areas of ice maintenance (ice installation, day-to-day and long-term maintenance and upkeep of the ice, the ice area, and the change room areas of the curling rink), building and grounds maintenance and the operation and repair of mechanical equipment to ensure the safe operation of the curling club for all activities and events.

Facility Management
• Monitoring of interior of building and all its’ mechanical functions throughout the year (checking a minimum of 3 times per week in down time / seasons).
• Monitor all downstairs areas for cleanliness during activities.
• Monitor and stock cleaning and washroom supplies as needed (toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towel, soap, etc.).
• Lead on repairs & general maintenance of building and its contents.
• Clean, groom and vacuum ice area as needed.
• General monitoring & maintenance of exterior of building (ie: snow shoveling as needed).

Ice Technician Services
• Perform ice making and maintenance duties.
• Ensure quality ice surface and a safe curling rink environment is maintained for patrons.
• Annual start up activities, maintenance and ice making operations (i.e. oversee servicing of the refrigeration plant, floors and pipe repairs, conduct flooding, ice painting, line & ring installation, divider installation).
• Scrape, pebble, and sweep the ice areas.
• Plan and implement an ice maintenance program.
• Monitor to ensure maintenance and ice making standards are maintained and adjustments are made.
• Oversee the plant shutdown operations.
• Adhere to all policy and safety guidelines as outlined in policy and procedures.
• Keep curling Board informed on all aspects of the facility/maintenance operation.

Previous experience in curling ice maintenance services.
• minimum (5) years of experience in making curling ice
• preferably 1 – 2 years as a Head Ice Technician
• Level 2 Ice Technician certification.

• Experience with season start up installation including flooding, painting of surface, installation of lines, decals and houses, dividers, hacks, etc.
• Experience texturing rocks.
• Knowledge of health and safety regulations with the ability to spot and address safety risks.
• Knowledge and ability to complete ice making responsibilities such as scraping, pebbling, and nipping.
• Knowledge in temperature monitoring and control.
• League and bonspiel draw change procedures.
• Basic knowledge and ability to troubleshoot ice and ice equipment problems.
Communication skills.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Kevin Macrae
President, Eckville Curling
[email protected]

* Please note that professional and character references may be required upon request. *
* Please note that a background check may be required upon request. *

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected.

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