Refrigeration Operator – Whistler Sliding Centre

  • Whistler Sport Legacies
  • Professional
    • Not Applicable | 
    • Seasonal
  • 4910 Glacier Lane
  • Accessible Employer: No
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on September 7, 2023

Job Description

Whistler Sliding Centre is a world-class bobsleigh, skeleton and luge facility located above Whistler Village on the side of Blackcomb Mountain. True to its mission to grow sport, the venue is not only used for training and competition by athletes from beginner to world class level, but it is also the only place in Canada where public can try bobsleigh and skeleton to slide like an Olympian with no experience required.

Refrigeration Operator is part of a dedicated team responsible for the operation and maintenance of Whistler Sliding Centre’s Ammonia Refrigeration Plant and Whistler Sliding Centre facilities. Working with the Refrigeration plant, Facility Operations, Track Operations, and the Guest Services departments, the Refrigeration Operator is part of a team that provides a world class training and competition venue.

Must have Province of British Columbia Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation requirements – see link for details:

Winter season 2023/2024 commencing September 25 for Casual or Full Time seasonal role requiring ability to work weekends and evenings.

Ask about affordable staff accommodation in our brand new facility for seasonal full time role.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Ensure plant operations are performed safely and efficiently according to industry standards
Maintain continuous plant performance and prescribed plant out-put by monitoring and responding to changes in operating conditions and system load demands
Provide complete and effective shift turn-over to on-coming shift
Perform routine maintenance work such as painting, HVAC maintenance, basic plumbing, mechanical systems inspection, monitoring of building systems, tracking and reporting of preventative tasks for all WSC buildings
On an on-going basis, be up-to-date with; plant conditions by reviewing the operations communication binder, work orders, log book, shift turn over reports, plant control systems, or other communication protocols as directed or required
Respond to emergency situations, resolving immediate safety and/or operational concerns to ensure minimal work interruption and safe operations
Assist with daily preparation, repairs and maintenance of the Track sliding surface including: shoveling, sweeping, spritzing, slushing, and scraping
Maintain safe access to public areas by participating in snow removal duties as required
Sled transportation and/or guest shuttle driving
Ensure that all WorkSafeBC and Technical Safety BC requirements are met
Support all WSL departments in the execution of WSC programs including domestic and international competitions
Adhere to all operational and safety procedures including wearing PPE when required
Assist in general up-keep of the Whistler Sliding Centre and support WSL departments in the execution of WSC programs including domestic and international competitions
Carry out Whistler Sport Legacies’ AIM philosophy: All Interactions Matter
Assist team with other duties as assigned or required
Position Requirements


College/University/Trades education with relevant certifications
Certificate of Qualification for Refrigeration Systems, Refrigeration Operators Certificate, or higher required in the province of BC
2-3 years of relevant experience required as a Refrigeration Operator
Knowledge of plant instrumentation and control system ( i.e. Delta Programs) preferred
Working knowledge of a refrigeration plant, including ammonia refrigeration systems, procedures, equipment, maintenance, proper operating conditions, and HVAC systems preferred
General knowledge of the Whistler Sliding Centre venue, and the sports of Bobsleigh, Luge, Skeleton, as well as high performance training an asset
Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license mandatory
Valid Class 4 BC driver’s license an asset

Analytical and problem solving skills required
Proficient computer skills and working knowledge of MS Office programs including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Proven ability to take on additional responsibilities without guidance
Ability to work well as part of a team as well as unsupervised
Good written and verbal communication skills as well as good interpersonal skills
Willingness to assist other team members (perhaps outside the department) as needed and requested
Passion for exceptional customer service is essential
Physical Requirements

Ability to work outdoors in variable winter weather conditions
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Comfortable working in confined spaces and elevated heights
Ability to distinguish colours for monitoring alarms on all equipment, tools, and computers
Ability to wear and work while wearing a full face respirator

Other Perks/Benefits

Affordable accommodation for seasonal full time role Competitive wage Benefits package and perks including health & wellness options - see website for details

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