Entry Level Technician

  • Company: Pacific National Exhibition
  • Job Level: Other
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Address: 2901 East Hastings Street, Hastings Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V5K 5J1
  • Job Status: Permanent
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. This110-year-old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of $48 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams:  the 15 day annual summer Fair which averages 800,000 guests each year, Playland amusement park which welcomes 375,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, year-round events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events.  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 being the best we can be.

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 team focused culture
  • Flexible work environment
  • Health and wellness employee events – put your hiking boots on, or enjoy an evening out with your favorite colleagues
  • 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
  • On-site fitness center
  • Competitive compensation package

What will you do this year?

In your role as a 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
  • Perform other related duties as required
Job Requirements/Qualifications:

What else?

  • Must have 1-2 years of general mechanical 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 have the ability to 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
  • Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check

Who are you?

  • Mechanically inclined
  • A handyperson
  • Hardworking
  • Team player
  • Reliable
  • Salary/Wage: $25.17/hour; plus benefit enrollment
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.

APPLY NOW! • ENTRY LEVEL TECHNICIAN • Pacific National Exhibition

Post Date: September 22, 2022

Pacific National Exhibition

  • Street Address:

    2901 East Hastings Street, Hastings Park

  • Telephone:

    (604) 252-3595

  • Website:
  • About:

    For the past century, millions of guests have enjoyed sporting events, concerts, cultural activities and of course, Playland and the annual summer Fair at the PNE. From it's inception, the PNE has continued to showcase the best of Vancouver to the rest of Canada and the world. As Vancouver's longstanding community partner, the PNE is extremely proud of its heritage and role as "Vancouver's Place to Celebrate."
    PNE Vision Statement
    "The Pacific National Exhibition is committed to enriching the quality of life at Hastings Park by providing quality entertainment for all ages that invites our guests to celebrate Vancouver's heritage, culture and diverse communities in this vibrant urban park."

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