Spectra

Engineer | Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena

Location US-IA-Des Moines
Job ID
2021-6547
Group
Spectra - Venue Management
Location Name
Spectra VM - Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena
Category
Operations
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

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/

 

The Engineer performs skilled journey level and leadwork duties on the technical operation of critical facility systems, performing facility & equipment maintenance / troubleshooting, and system monitoring under general direction.  Employee performs advanced work in the maintenance and repair of steam generating boilers, electrical generating equipment & auxiliary systems, and centralized air-condition systems.  Accountable to the Asst. Chief Engineer and Chief Engineer.

 

Responsibilities

  • Performs maintenance and repair of facility equipment, auxiliary systems, minor electrical and plumbing repairs
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment and auxiliary systems; oils and lubricates fans, motors, pumps and generators, cleans screens, strainers, burners and automatic controls
  • Accurately and timely performs tasks to ensure the highest level of efficiency in the operation returning equipment to operational status
  • Troubleshoots and recommends operational methods and procedures
  • Responsible to continuously track daily performance and completed tasks through MicroMain web-based system
  • Effective and timely communication with management and team members including arrival, location, departure; communicating work issues and building needs; escalating issues to management as required
  • Work in accordance with Spectra safety policies / procedures, along with local, state, federal, OSHA guidelines
  • Repairs boilers, water pumps, fans and motors and replaces defective parts in accordance with provisions of prescribed preventative maintenance.
  • Blows down the boilers to lower the concentration of suspended and dissolved solids of the water and to check the low water cutoff and automatic controls.
  • Makes chemical tests of boiler feed water to determine its’ alkalinity, chlorides, hardness and pH level, and to prevent scaling, pitting of boiler tubes and buildup of sludge deposits.
  • With management approval, orders product, tools, supplies for maintenance & repair; receives product and maintains orderly inventory
  • Performs some, but less than the full range, of supervisory functions meeting company standards
  • Regularly inspects the facility, grounds and equipment for unsafe or malfunctioning conditions
  • Responds to emergencies, operates diesel powered electrical generator to provide emergency electrical power during power outages or curtailment as required
  • Participate in ongoing technical, safety and operational training programs as required
  • Work with vendors / contractors to ensure work is completed and meets company standards
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all internal and external clients
  • Must work on-site, maintain excellent attendance, and contribute to a safe & healthy work environment.

Qualifications

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Four or more years’ experience in the operation, preventative maintenance and repair of some or all of the following: steam generating boilers, centralized air-conditioning or electrical power generating equipment and auxiliary systems
  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in skilled trades, engineering or similar field will be considered in lieu of full four years’ experience
  • Basic computer experience including ability to accurately fill out web forms; check & respond to email.
  • Familiarity with computerized maintenance systems
  • Possession of a First-Class Stationary Engineer’s License or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Possession of Universal EPA license and a first-class stationary engineer’s license preferred
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as a part of a team; strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to report to work for emergencies as required

 

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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