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Kitchen Maintenance Technician

Posted on August 17, 2021

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IUOE Local 302
Climate Pledge Arena
Not disclosed
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Position Summary:
Kitchen Tech is responsible for maintaining, modifying, troubleshooting, and repairing a large inventory of electric commercial kitchen equipment and appliances. The kitchen equipment technician’s job description entails fielding, prioritizing, and carrying out service support requests by in-person inspections and from an online work order system.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in major repairs and upgrades and participating in large-scale maintenance duties as part of the dinning team.
  • Document procedures, processes, and best practices in on-plan sets and end-user manuals or modify what has previously been documented.
  • Perform preventative maintenance as well as scheduled predictive maintenance checks following manufacturers’ recommendation and/or as assigned.
  • Provide on-site support during special events as well as during off hours, holidays, and weekends.
  • Installing new equipment, repairing leaks, maintaining settings on wiring controls, and replacing malfunctioning or old parts.
  • Maintain inventory to ensure that tools and equipment are properly maintained.
  • Perform repairs and maintenance duties on a wide variety of kitchen and refrigeration equipment such as walk-in freezers, industrial-sized steam cookers, refrigerators, ice machines, washers, ovens, dryers, cooktops, dishwashers, and water fountains.
  • Carry out periodic inspection, cleaning, and equipment servicing
  • Install new equipment; perform repairs on leaks; ensure settings on wiring controls; change equipment parts that have become old or fail
  • Respond to emergency calls on equipment repair issues, as well as to after work hour calls
  • Assist the Chief Engineer & Director of Engineering to implement an effective program for all electrical components and systems.
  • Support the successful completion of 50 NHL games, 20 WNBA games, 80 major music/entertainment events, and 25 miscellaneous events each year.
  • Maintain, repair, organize, and clean all building systems, tools, and related equipment.
  • Perform light plumbing repairs.
  • Maintain, inspect, and repair all kitchen equipment in the arena.
  • Assist in required daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual required building inspections, and institute required corrections and/or Preventative Maintenance systems and schedules as needed.
  • Work with subcontractors and vendors as required to carry out the various responsibilities of such 3rd party services.
  • Manage work requests and preventative maintenance requirements through an on-line work order system including, responding to all service calls, and verifying completion.
  • Promote a safe working environment for all employees by following the life safety and emergency program as needed.
  • Coordinate operations activities with other building departments and show-related contractors.
  • Perform other duties assigned as needed to assist in the management of responsibilities associated with the facility.


About the employer: Climate Pledge Arena

We are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community and business partners through world class sports and entertainment. We believe that Winning Matters, our Fans come first, with risk comes reward, great teams can achieve unimaginable results, honoring the Pacific Northwest is our duty and driving the business is our responsibility.

Climate Pledge Arena, a $1 Billion redevelopment of the facility formerly known as Key Arena and built originally for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, will be transformed into a world class, state-of-the-art City jewel and destination. Located at Seattle Center in the heart of Seattle’s Uptown Neighborhood, the new venue will offer a truly unique and intimate experience for the NHL, WNBA, concerts, and other entertainment events, while preserving the historic nature of Seattle Center and its surroundings. This project will be a completely new arena beneath its existing historic-landmark roof that will remain in place. Climate Pledge Arena is under construction now, projected opening 2021. The 32nd NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken will begin play in the 2021-2022 season.

Possibility of joining IUOE Local 302:

This job is not currently unionized. Some opportunities indexed in our database are union-eligible jobs. You can learn more about forming a union at: mlklabor.org/join-a-union

About your union: IUOE Local 302

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a progressive, diversified trade union that primarily represents operating engineers, who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors in the construction industry, and stationary engineers, who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes, and in the service industries.


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