Entry Level Technician

  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Other
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 2901 East Hastings Street, Hastings Park Vancouver
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on June 2, 2023

Job Description

Who we are…

The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 113-year-old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of over $70 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams: the 15-day annual summer Fair and winter Fair which average more than 700,000 people annually, Playland amusement park which welcomes 400,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, and a busy year-round portfolio of events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events. In total we bring over 2 million people through the site each year. The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance. The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and delivering memorable experiences.

At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence and Evolution. With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees, or the community.

We are looking for a talented individual to join our Playland Maintenance Team and play a key role in Playland operations. The Entry Level Technician will complete general labour tasks, assist with ride repairs and support set up and tear down of the Playland grounds, rides, and attractions. General labour duties can include cleaning, gardening, painting, and carpentry in addition to operating mobile equipment including forklifts, scissor lifts and zoom booms. This is a great opportunity to develop skills in multiple areas.

Why join our Team?

-Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
-Flexible work environment
-Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
-Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
-Competitive compensation package
-Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

Responsibilities & Qualifications

What will you do this year?

In your role as an Entry Level Technician, your primary accountabilities will be to:

-Provide services for general labour: cleaning, gardening, painting, and carpentry.
-Complete daily timesheets in an accurate and timely manner
-Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
-Operate mobile equipment as required (forklifts, scissor lifts, zoom booms)
-Complete daily ride and vehicle inspections and report all deficiencies found.
-Conduct basic repairs to rides and attractions under supervision and assist higher level Technicians with more complex repairs.
-Assist with set up and tear down of rides, attractions and grounds.
-Develop various skill sets in multiple areas.
-Perform other related duties as required.

What else?

-Must have 1-2 years of general mechanical and/or electrical experience.
-Must have experience performing general labour duties.
-Must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and provide an up-to-date Driver’s Abstract confirming a clean driving record.
-Must be capable of working at heights (up to 250 feet), working in awkward positions and lifting heavy equipment and have CSA approved steel toed boots.
-Must be capable of understanding and executing written and oral English instructions and can work independently.
-Must be able to work various rotating shifts, evenings, weekends and holidays and work outdoors in all weather conditions.
-Valid forklift operator’s license is preferred.
-Fall Protection Training and/or Propane Filling Certificate considered an asset.
-Occupational First Aid Level II considered an asset.
-Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?

-Mechanically inclined
-A handyperson
-Team player


$27.44/hr. (PG1A) Plus Benefit Allotment

Job Application Process

Where and when to APPLY? Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at www.pne.ca/jobs and will be accepted until the role is filled. We look forward to hearing from you! The PNE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse community we proudly serve. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age. If you require any support or accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at hr@pne.ca.

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