• Maintenance Technician | Part-Time | Iowa Events Center

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Spectra - Venue Management
    Location Name
    Spectra VM - Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Under general direction of the Engineering Department; position will be responsible for various equipment and facility maintenance needs.  Position will also assist in variety of non-skilled engineering duties as events require.


    This position is based at our Iowa Events Center. The Iowa Events Center features a variety of flexible spaces to host events of all types and sizes. The Iowa Events Center is a unique combination of three venues under one roof: Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, and Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The complex is flexible to meet the needs of events of all types and sizes. It is well-suited for conventions, meetings, tradeshows, sporting, social and entertainment events from 10,000–17,100 people. You can learn more about our venue here: http://www.iowaeventscenter.com/


    • Responsible for event engineering needs- laying power, unlocking doors, taking radio calls.
    • Perform maintenance and repair of facility doors, hardware, millwork, seats, furniture, rails, staging, fixtures and associated equipment
    • Communicate arrival, location and departure with lead Engineer (day shift) or Changeover Supervisor (night shift)
    • Maintain accurate records of labor time, parts used, work accomplished through daily logs, micro-main and allocation sheets.
    • Perform variety of corrective and preventive maintenance
    • Clearly, effectively and timely communicate work issues with Engineering and Operations staff
    • Read & interpret blueprints, specifications, show drawings, schematic manufacturer’s specifications and other reference materials to determine appropriate job requirements and procedures
    • Assists with set-ups and changeover maintenance needs
    • Performs inspections to ensure proper safety on various equipment
    • Executes general repairs and adjustments to equipment used in building and maintenance work, including emergency repairs as required
    • Use and maintain various meters, test instruments, drills, saws, and other power and hand tools
    • Liaison between Engineering and Operations teams to facilitate shared use of specialized engineering tools
    • Provide excellent customer service assistance to internal and external clients



    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Demonstrated experience in general maintenance and repair of related building systems and equipment
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time and meet tight deadlines with limited direction
    • Knowledge of essential tools and equipment used in maintaining building and equipment repairs
    • General familiarity with OSHA requirements desired
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally & in writing in the English language
    • Ability to report for emergencies as required
    • Flexibility availability to work long hours, overnights, weekends and holidays


    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, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.



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