Ice Maintenance Worker II

Job no: 497366
Position type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Division/Equivalent: Facilities Planning & Management
School/Unit: Facilities Ritchie Center
Department/Office: Facilities Ritchie Center
Categories: Maintenance / Grounds / Skilled Trades, Facilities Management & Planning

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The Department of Facilities Management supports the mission of the University of Denver's physical resources in order to provide a healthy and safe educational environment for campus community through services of the departments of Capital Projects and Planning, Facilities Management, Parking & Mobility Services, Auxiliaries & Real Estate, and Business & Operations.

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Conversion/Ice Manager and the general direction of the Operations Manager of Auxiliary Facilities, this position performs maintenance of ice arena facilities and repair of ice resurfacing equipment. This position also performs snow melting and hockey goal positioning per client’s requests. Additionally, this position assists in services completed by Building Service Specialist position.

Essential Functions

In addition to following the University of Denver’s policies and procedures, principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to work variable shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays as dictated by event and ice arena schedule.
  • Ability to take and follow direction in a client service-based environment.
  • The ability to manage details in the delivery of quality ice resurfacing within rigid time constraints.
  • Maintain the ice resurfacing equipment to meet high quality ice expectations.
  • Able to replace machine blades that weigh approximately 50 pounds.
  • Able to use power and manual edger’s to perform regular ice maintenance.
  • Able to do preventive maintenance on the resurfacing equipment such as check fluids and perform as needed repairs.
  • Able to use hand and power tools.
  • Assist in game operations for NCAA Division I competition.
  • Perform in large crowds in the assemble facility under rigid time constraints for the performance of ice resurfacing operations.
  • Assist other personnel, to include but not limited to, the conversion crew, maintenance crew, and event staff.
  • Maintain clean and safe work area.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to clients and guests.
  • Picks up material needed for repairs or alterations.
  • Report to work early in the morning, weekends, and holidays for snow removal, when necessary. Removes snow from walks, steps, ramps and parking lots by power equipment or shovel.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate with varying levels of administrative personnel verbally and in writing relative to the condition of the ice and the dispatch of assigned responsibility. Ability to fill out simple forms and log essential data relative to the condition of the ice.
  • Ability to perform simple equations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and the functional use of fractions related to servicing equipment, measuring surfaces, measuring depth, quantifying material and ordering supplies.
  • Detailed, but easy to follow procedures. Daily priorities are established and frequently monitored by supervisor. Employee responds to situations requiring immediate attention.
  • Knowledge of standardized work routines and the ability to follow oral/written instructions involving a number of steps. Knowledge of all types of equipment and related OSHA and EPA regulations and able to effectively communicate regulations to others.

Required Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's License and be insurable under University guidelines.
  • To adequately perform this job, individuals must have the ability to work variable shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam, and lift 100 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of experience working within an ice arena and familiarity with ice resurfacing operations.
  • Familiar working with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software, including WebTMA.

Working Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in and around conditions found in ice arenas.
  • The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and extreme heat.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud
  • Unexpected interruptions often occur, and stress level is moderate to high.

Physical Activities

  • Work associated with the position involves standing and walking for extended periods, bending, climbing, crouching, sitting, and many repetitive motions.
  • Required to lift, push, pull and lower objects in excess of 100 pounds.
  • This job also requires one to work with hand and power equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must work from high ladders, scaffolding, man lifts and catwalks.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Work schedule may vary.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:

The salary grade for the position is 04.

Hourly Range:

The hourly range for the position is $19.17.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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