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Event Labourer

The award-winning BC Place is currently in search for Technicians II and III (Labourer with or without forklift certification) to join our team. Reporting to the Manager, Facility Operations, Supervisors and Crew Leads, this position supports the staging of events including conversion activities of the BC Place stadium to different configurations. A team member holding a valid forklift certificate who supports the department in an efficiently and safe manner to meet conversion and event schedules. On occasion, this position also works in Engineering & Maintenance.

ABOUT US

BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) is a provincial Crown Corporation with a significant mandate to generate economic and community benefit for the people of British Columbia through its world class facilities - BC Place Stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Our internationally-recognized facilities host a diverse range of events, from global summit meetings, professional and amateur sports to trade and consumer shows, and cultural, film and entertainment events, generating in excess of $400 million annually of economic benefit.

PavCo is recognized as a global leader in venue development, marketing and management. The Province’s flagship stadium, BC Place is proudly referred to as “Canada’s Home Stadium” for international sporting events. The iconic Vancouver Convention Centre is the world’s first double LEED® Platinum certified convention facility and has twice been named “World’s Best Convention Centre”.

Across all business units, PavCo’s team of approximately 800 staff collaborate with a diverse range of local and international partners, official suppliers with over 1,400 staff, and clientele to host an exciting year-round schedule of events. Together, we consistently deliver an outstanding level of commitment, skill and professionalism as we host exceptional experiences for a global audience.

WHY WORK WITH US

BC Place is the largest sports, exhibition and entertainment venue of its kind in British Columbia, hosting world-class entertainment events, professional and amateur sport, community gatherings and exhibitions in its stunning downtown location in Vancouver, British Columbia. BC Place is the home of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the BC Lions Football Club, the Canada Sevens and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Our team of 600+ employees is proud to have been instrumental in hosting some of the most memorable events in Canada, including:

  • The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
  • The FIFA Women's World Cup
  • Multiple CFL Grey Cup Championships
  • The 2014 NHL Heritage Classic
  • Canada’s Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Team matches
  • The Canada Sevens, part of the World Rugby Sevens Series
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League soccer (MLS) and the BC Lions Football Club of the Canadian Football League (CFL)
  • Sold out concerts for Taylor Swift, AC/DC, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, and many more

It takes great people to host BC’s biggest and brightest events. We provide our team with industry-leading Service Excellence and Game Day Training to enable them to shine. At BC Place, you get to be part of a team that thrives in a fast-paced, high energy environment and takes true ownership in delivering exceptional, memorable experiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow BC Place Policies and Procedures and safety guidelines;
  • Work in all aspects of building/field conversions from one event to another (i.e. sports events, tradeshows, and concerts);
  • Forklift operation preferred to support operations tasks and materials handling for clients;
  • Assist with event set-up and operation during move-ins and move-outs (e.g. set-ups and tear downs);
  • Assist with installation and removal of protective Turf flooring;
  • Operate various machines, tools and equipment that may include forklift, scissor lift, sweeper scrubber, etc.;
  • Provide minor repair, general labour and material handling as required;
  • Maintain grounds (e.g. weeding and lawn mowing);
  • Perform elevated area window washing, power washing, and snow removal;
  • Assist with the preparation of the facility for various functions by performing such duties as moving furniture and equipment, setting up audio-visual equipment and materials, and providing assistance to the event organizers;
  • Provide service excellence to guests, other employees and the general public;
  • To perform all maintenance and upkeep duties in accordance with posted maintenance checklists;
  • To complete other duties as assigned by the Conversion Supervisor for the general maintenance and upkeep of the Facility on the basis of need and the individual’s ability to perform the tasks;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in a similar role in the event or service industry would be an asset;
  • Solid command of the English language both written and verbal;
  • Must be safety conscious and willing to follow safety policies and procedures;
  • Experience with labour intensive work;
  • Good physical condition, with ability to lift up to 65lbs;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction, follow instruction and work independently or with a team;
  • Experience in performing general maintenance duties;
  • Willing and able to maintain a respectable public image and conduct;
  • Demonstrated ability to have positive interactions with the general public and colleagues;
  • Required to have certified safety footwear;
  • Ability to work weekends and overnight/graveyard shifts;
  • Mechanical experience is an asset;
  • Valid forklift operator’s certificate is an asset

 

This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative team dedicated to achieving outstanding results.

The team at PavCo thanks you for your application.



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