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Field Conversion Technician

ABOUT THE BJCC
For over 50 years, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) has served as a premier entertainment destination attracting a broad array of events across a diverse collection of venues. Centrally located in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama’s Uptown Entertainment District, the BJCC campus includes Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Protective Stadium, BJCC Concert Hall, over 220,000 square feet of meeting & exhibition space, and City Walk BHAM, a 31-acre public outdoor space with a dog park, pickleball courts, skate park and much more. For more information visit www.bjcc.org.

Summary/Objective
The Field Conversion Technician is responsible for assisting in the execution of converting Protective Stadium field for various sporting and entertainment event.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities
Demonstrates understanding and full performance ability in each of the following:

  • Advanced knowledge of sports turf maintenance methods, practices and equipment.
  • Installation and removal of floor surface, retractable seating and stage equipment.
  • Skill in operating hydraulically operated equipment to the highest standards due to precision required to assemble playing field including but not limited to; paint scrubbing machines, airless paint sprayers, Pre-Rex Paint Remover, forklifts, ATV and other equipment deemed appropriate.
  • Assists with field conversions between events, including but not limited to painting, washing, grooming, replacing infill, removing debris, installation and removal of goal posts/goal nets and other equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all field equipment per the manufacturer maintenance schedule.
  • Inspect and inventory equipment to ensure available and in good working condition.
  • Utilize labor, materials, supplies and equipment in an efficient manner.
  • Organize work to ensure efficient use of resources and meet work completion deadlines.
  • Attend meetings and training seminars as required.
  • Maintains and manages inventory of field maintenance equipment and supplies.
  • Assist with setup of tables, chairs, tents, stages, signage, etc. as needed.
  • Lifts and moves equipment to appropriate locations within the facility as required.
  • Responds to requests from management, vendors, event organizers and team members in a timely manner.
  • Ability to make small repairs to equipment and engines as needed.
  • Maintains work files and records as required.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Work Environment
This environment is fast paced and moderately demanding. Thrives in a fast-paced, evolving environment. Work is typically performed outdoors, regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions.

Physical Demands
Duties require extended periods of standing and walking. Limited amount of physical effort such as walking, standing, climbing, bending, stooping, squatting, and kneeling. Ability to lift up to 50lbs with or without assistance, while maintaining good balance. Must be flexible enough to reach above shoulder level and be able to push and pull for brief periods of time. Visual acuity, speech recognition, and speech clarity. Requires essential motor skills to operate equipment used in sports turf operations including forklifts.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a part-time position; hours of work must be flexible and varied to meet the demands of the events of the facility. Must be able to work extended and/or irregular hours including day, nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years related knowledge, experience, and skills in turf or field maintenance or a similar position preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of sports turf maintenance operations and/or small engine repair preferred.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Trade or technical school training in related discipline preferred.
  • Valid State of Alabama Driver License is required.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  •  Maintain excellent customer services and communication skills with co-workers, clients and guests.
  • Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • High degree of familiarity with and ability to use and maintain sports turf maintenance equipment.
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift (certification preferred or the ability to gain certification), hand trucks, tools and equipment.
  • Capable of using and caring for general maintenance/hand tools, repair tools and equipment.
  • The ability to understand the sequence of all field element and their functions as to expedite the installation/dismantling process.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards of building trades and of necessary safety precautions.
  • Ensures that safety and risk management practices are followed in the performance of all work.
  • High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with normal duties.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and resolve client concerns.
  • Demonstrates excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to get along well with diverse personalities within a diverse workforce.
  • Must maintain exceptional safety practices when operating company vehicles or working near congested vehicle traffic.
  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety, including the willingness and ability to comply with all safety laws and all BJCC safety policies and rules.
  • Must be willing to report any safety violation or potential safety hazards to management and act to remove or minimize any safety violations or hazards that within one’s ability.
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills required.
  • Must possess superb verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to clearly speak and write Business English.
  • Basic computer skill including Microsoft products preferred.

To apply for this job please visit www.bjcc.org.