Stationary Engineer | Santa Clara Convention Center

Location US-CA-Santa Clara
Job ID
Spectra - Venue Management
Location Name
Spectra VM - Santa Clara Convention Center
Venue Management
Regular Full-Time


Operates and maintains mechanical and electrical systems and equipment used by the Santa Clara Convention Center including inspection, troubleshooting and repair/replacement as necessary and for the setup of equipment used by clients.


This position is based at our Santa Clara Convention Center. The Santa Clara Convention Center is located in northern Santa Clara, California. It serves as one of the large meeting and convention facilities in Silicon Valley, with 262,000 square feet of meeting space, built in 1986. The ballroom space was expanded during 2009. It is located in the same complex as the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and the Santa Clara TechMart conference center. It is adjacent to the VTA Great America light rail station and across the street from the Great America theme park. You can learn more about our venue here: https://santaclaraconventioncenter.org/


  • Operates, inspects, conducts preventive maintenance routines and repairs as needed (subject to limitations created by maintenance agreements or which require specialized skills, equipment, or training) all equipment owned by or part of the convention center including boilers, centrifugal compressors, air compressors, natural gas systems, water supply, and drainage systems, chemical treatment systems for chilled, heating and condenser water, electric motors and drive components for various devices, building structural components and motor or engine powered equipment.
  • Maintains all door components including Mortise lock assemblies, hinges, door closing and hold open devices.
  • Setup and remove electrical power equipment such as power boxes, 60 amp extensions, 30 amp extensions, 20 amp stringers, single and 3 phase connections, 208volt connections, 60 amp service connectors to Cam-Lok, 480volt Posi-lok,  extension cords for clients and catering except that which is contracted to others by client.
  • Maintain building, performing minor and routine sheetrock replacement and painting, pluming, carpentry, electrical wiring, and other related maintenance activities.
  • Maintain HVAC systems including but not limited to pneumatics, electro-pneumatics, communications, motors, drive belts, bearings, drive shafts, actuators, diaphragms, valves, shutters, and air filters replacement.
  • Notify management concerning need for major repairs or additions to lighting, heating, and ventilating equipment.
  • Assist A/V Technicians as required.
  • Maintain an individual daily work log of all work performed.
  • Document all work performed on mechanical equipment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed in, “Essential Duties and Responsibilities” is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. A strong ability to work well with others, independently and in a team environment with a positive attitude and strong customer service is essential to be successful in this environment. 



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work various workdays and hours to meet business needs including early/late hours, long days, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to speak effectively to customers, clients, and employees of the organization. 
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Forklift, Aerial Platform Lift.
  • Universal EPA 608, CFR or CFC certification is a plus but not required.
  • Ability to read and understand Blue Prints and Schematics.
  • Ability to operate hand tools, power tools, ladder, and scissor lift, etc.
  • Ability to sweat copper, use an ARC welder and braze are a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment to meet deadlines.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, hear and see. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance, or crawl.  The employee must frequently 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 vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/


Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.


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