American Airlines Center

  • Senior Equipment Mechanic

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 4 days ago(1/15/2019 12:49 PM)
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  • Position Overview

    American Airlines Center is one of the nation’s top arenas. Since openings its doors in 2001, American Airlines Center has been setting the precedent for sporting and live entertainment events. Bringing in a variety of big name shows and housing both the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars. American Airlines Center serves more than 2 million guests during 200+ live events each year. We aim to provide genuine, memorable and innovative experiences to every single one of our guests and demand excellence and creativity in everything we do.


    At American Airlines Center, we value our employees and what they bring to the company, but more importantly to the guest experience. We are seeking a Senior Equipment Mechanic responsible for operating, inspecting, testing, repairing, maintaining and balancing all facility equipment including but not limited to facility mechanical, stationary and portable equipment and systems. Also responsible for the operation and upkeep on all retractable and static seating systems, off road and on road vehicles, fork lifts, housekeeping equipment, public assembly equipment and structural elements at American Airlines Center to ensure proper operation and compliance with all applicable regulations and the required event schedule.


    • Performs and documents preventive maintenance on all facility equipment to ensure continued proper working condition. Inspects systems according to facility and manufactures recommendations to verify system compliance
    • Completes preventative, reactive and predictive maintenance schedules and maintains records of work performed in order to minimize down time and reduce operational expenses
    • Assists with work performed by outside contractors, inspects and verifies the work upon completion
    • Assists with other trade personnel in making various repairs in the arena
    • Performs operation of heavy machinery and equipment during event set-up functions as required
    • Performs emergency repairs to facility equipment during event operations. Diagnoses and discusses system malfunctions with users to isolate problems and provide remedial and corrective action
    • Inspects systems according to facility and manufactures recommendations to verify system compliance with plans and specifications and to detect malfunctions in system component parts
    • Uses knowledge and experience in the maintenance and troubleshooting of facility equipment, hydraulic based operating systems and motorized vehicles and apparatus
    • Uses computer based work order system for tracking and performing daily and scheduled maintenance to system components, including belts, filters, cleaning, hydraulic cylinders, compressors, hydraulic pumps, electrical and mechanical control equipment
    • Studies system blueprints, specifications and performance data to determine proper configuration and purpose of all facility components such as scrubbers, seating sections, hydraulic and electric pumps, fans, switches, digital and pneumatic controllers, vehicles, stationery equipment, or shop based repairs
    • Performs occasional welding jobs excluding those requiring weight bearing, overhead, or safety equipment
    • Other duties as assigned

    Education / Qualifications

    • High School degree or a General education degree required
    • 10 years related mechanical experience, plus 3 years technical advanced education in the maintenance repair and operation of facility mechanical, heavy equipment troubleshooting and repair, facility equipment and machinery and typical public assembly of facility equipment
    • Provable knowledge and experience in troubleshooting and repairing facility equipment, high pressure hydraulic pumps and cylinder systems
    • Extensive hands on operation of equipment and small tools repair in a multi-facility campus or multi story complex
    • Ability to demonstrate in depth knowledge of mechanical, and components required
    • Hands on broad based experience in pump, motor diagnoses, equipment alignment, maintenance and operation

    Other Skills 

    • Knowledge of tools and equipment necessary to perform repairs on various equipment used in arena;
    • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of the hydraulic, maintenance, welding, and general repair trade;
    • Knowledge of public assembly facility equipment repair and maintenance practices for facility systems;
    • Advanced knowledge of electrical systems and electrical systems repairs;
    • Ability to operate electrical and electronic testing equipment;
    • Knowledge of up-to-date principles, practices and techniques of multiple trades;
    • Knowledge of heavy equipment, electrical repair and basic carpentry,
    • Knowledge of maintenance practices for off road and on road vehicles and equipment;
    • Working knowledge of Windows;
    • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus
    • Any welding certification is a plus


    The qualified individual personifies our core values of INTEGRITY, TEAMWORK, PASSION, and EXCELLENCE at all times.


    Physical Demands/Work Environment

    • Ability to reach with hands and arms and use hands to handle, or feel, stand, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, walk and sit;
    • Ability to lift and/ or move up to 50 pounds while twisting and/or turning working at heights and frequent climbing of stairs and ladders;
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Able to work at heights above 50 feet and in confined spaces.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, during events, the noise level may be loud.
    • Position is required to work in exposed wet and/or humid conditions;
    • Position is required to work near moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, fume or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat and risk of electrical shock.
    • Employees must be able to work on evenings, weekends and holidays and all shifts as required.


    Any individual who requests a job accommodation due to a physical or mental impairment will require a dialogue with Human Resources to determine if the individual can perform the essential duties of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Medical documentation will be required to support any request for medical restrictions that impact job duties.


    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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