Building Technician I

Posted: 07/15/2021

              Building Technician I
Trail Drive Management Corp. – Dickies Arena of Fort Worth, TX
Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is the new home to Fort Worth Stock Show rodeo performances.

Department :  Engineering     
Reports to :  Assistant Chief Engineer         
Job Description :
The Building Technician I serves in an entry level building maintenance position, by performing work tasks of repairing, servicing and maintaining commercial building related equipment and control systems with assistance as needed. This would include, but is not limited to HVAC Systems, Lighting & Electrical Systems, F&B Equipment, Refrigeration Systems & Equipment, Plumbing Systems, Sump Pumps, Fire Protection Systems and all other types of building related systems. All repair and maintenance work performed by this position would be supervised, so that all work would comply with all current Building codes and performed in a professional manner. The successful candidate must be willing to work a flexible work schedule of a minimum of 40 hours per week, that would include evening, weekend and holiday shifts as required by Arena events and scheduled by the Chief and Assistant Chief Engineer. This position would work in a multi-purpose Arena and adjacent Parking facilities, providing a safe, well-maintained building environment for clients, guests and arena staff.
Essential Job Functions- Include, but are not limited to the following:
  • The primary duty of the Building Technician I is to assist with maintaining, repairing, replacing and/or upgrading various building equipment and systems throughout the Arena and adjacent parking facilities. This is to ensure the smooth daily operation and the satisfaction of our client/guests attending the Dickies Arena under the direction of the Assistant Chief Engineer.
  • Must have the mechanical aptitude, willingness and desire to learn the operation, repairing and preventative maintenance of various commercial HVAC equipment that includes, water cooled chillers, cooling towers, large boiler systems, HVAC pumps, constant and variable volume air handlers, FCU’s, ATU’s, BCU’s, RTU’s, VAV’s, VFD’s, Heat Pumps, Split Systems, Ductless Systems and other associated HVAC equipment.
  • Must have the mechanical aptitude, willingness and desire to learn general building maintenance and mechanical skills to perform repair and maintenance requests throughout all buildings and property on plumbing, refrigeration systems, various Arena vehicles, interior & exterior building lighting systems, doors and door hardware, arena bowl seating systems (fixed & telescopic) and other various building related system and equipment.
  • Must be willing and able to work on building equipment in confined spaces and in “high” areas of the buildings utilizing High Lift equipment, scaffolding, swing stages, ladders, etc., using the appropriate fall protection gear. These high areas could include, but are not limited to roof areas, ceilings up to 65’ high and cat walks suspended 150’ from the arena floor.
  • Assist with the required monthly, quarterly and annual testing of all building systems, which include, but is not limited to emergency backup generators, exterior water fountain equipment, fire protection systems, which include fire alarm systems, fire pumps, fire extinguishers and fire sprinkler systems.
  • Must be willing to work in outdoor elements, during all months of the year, on building related items, including but not limited to, exterior lighting & electrical repairs, street light poles, street bollard repairs, along with snow & ice removal as required.
  • Assist in properly maintaining all Engineering department maintenance equipment and tools in a professional manner, and making sure all work areas are kept clean and organized, to promote a safe working environment 
  • Assist with maintaining inventory control of all the Engineering department equipment, repair parts and supplies  
  • Abide by and follow OSHA, NFPA and other safety codes as well as, comply and adhere to hazardous materials standards and codes with the goal of ensuring a consistently safe working environment while working on property.
  • Assist the Operations department in the setup and reconfiguration of the Arena Bowl seating systems during Arena seating conversions as required. This would include the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo setup and strike, which also includes the setup & strike of the South Chairman’s Rodeo Deck Structure and Seating system
  • Able to lift a minimum of 75lbs of supplies, materials, equipment, etc.., without assistance, using proper lifting techniques.
  • This position must be willing and able to work a flexible work week schedule, a minimum of 40 per week, which would include evenings, weekends and holidays as required by the Arena events and scheduled by the Chief and Assistant Chief Engineer 
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain an inclusive listing of all the activities, duties, or responsibilities which are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Preferred Qualifications      
  • Minimum high school graduate or GED required
  • A trade school attendee or graduate with specialized training in a building related field, such as HVAC, refrigeration, electrical or other trade preferred.
  • 1+ years’ experience as a helper or assistant in any of the commercial building trades or have work experience that would exhibit commercial building or mechanical maintenance/repairing abilities  
  • Have knowledge of, or a willingness to learn all applicable laws, codes, ordinances, safety precautions and emergency procedures related to facility management.
  • Must have a state of Texas motor vehicle license
  • Keyboarding skills and computer proficiency with software knowledge including MS Office
  • Willingness and ability to operate a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment and ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Ability to be exposed to adverse weather conditions when required to work outside and/or fluctuating temperatures.
  • Ability to stand for extended/ long periods of time.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as business is called for.
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Provide Superior customer service experience.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with internal and external parties.
Job Competencies       
  • Technical Capacity
  • Performance Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Team Player
  • Dependable
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
Supervisory Responsibility
None required
Intellectual/Social, Physical Demands and Work Environment
The intellectual/social, physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Intellectual/Social Demands      
While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to multi-task under time limits and with moderate to high pressure situations. Position requires constant attention to details and accuracy of specified standards including: following simple to complex (more than 3 steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time; This position also requires frequent use of interpersonal skills with internal and external clients. Employee will frequently communicate via radio and in-person with others and exchange accurate information. This position requires employee to frequently work both independently and as part of a team. Position also requires being able to recognize and resolve conflicts, by being able to openly communicate with clients and guests       
Physical Demands  
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee will frequently operate a computer and other office devices such as calculators, telephones, copy machines and printers. Employee will constantly move about inside and outside various areas of the facility before/during/after events to interact with internal/external clients and supervise the work of employees during events. Employee must constantly communicate via telephone, radios, email and in-person with others and exchange accurate information. Employee may occasionally be required due to business demands and event operations to lift and/or move
up to 75 pounds. As business, maintenance, operations or emergency situations require, employee may sporadically assist in lifting/moving 100 lbs. or more.
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to work in outside weather conditions; however, the duties of this position are performed primarily indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, with the exception of event days, where the sound levels may be higher than moderate.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

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