Oak View Group

Maintenance Technician (Part-Time) | Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena

Location US-IA-Des Moines
Job ID
OVG - Venue Management
Location Name
Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena
Regular Part-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is a sports and entertainment company engaged in a wide variety of activities, including arena development, facility management, arena and stadium alliance, sponsorships and partnerships, security services, publications, conferences, and consulting. The company, privately held, is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with offices throughout the world.



Under general direction, position is responsible for various equipment and facility maintenance needs.  Position will assist in variety of non-skilled duties as operations and events require. Accountable to the Lead Engineer, Asst Chief Engineer, Chief Engineer. 


  • Responsible for event engineering needs such as, but not limited to, event set-ups & changeovers, laying power, unlocking doors, listening and responding appropriately to radio calls for engineering assistance
  • Performs maintenance and repair of facility doors, hardware, millwork, seats, furniture, rails, staging, fixtures and associated equipment.
  • Under general direction, performs maintenance and repair of facility equipment, auxiliary systems, minor electrical and plumbing repairs
  • Participates in routine preventative maintenance on equipment; oils and lubricates fans, motors, pumps and generators, cleans screens, strainers, burners and automatic controls as directed
  • Accurately and timely performs tasks to ensure the highest level of efficiency in the operation returning equipment to operational status as directed
  • Responsible to track daily performance and completed tasks through MicroMain web-based system
  • Effective and timely communication with management and team members including arrival, location, departure; communicating work issues and building needs; escalating issues to management as required
  • Ability to learn Spectra safety policies / procedures, along with local, state, federal, OSHA guidelines
  • Inspects, repairs and replaces defective parts & equipment as directed
  • Timely reports unsafe or malfunctioning equipment / conditions
  • Ability to read and execute on complex documents such as show drawings, manufacturer’s specifications, blue-prints and other reference materials to determine appropriate job requirements and procedures
  • Liaison between Engineering Dept and Operations team members to facilitate projects or use specialized engineering tools
  • Organize, inventory, maintain various engineering tools including, but not limited to, meters, test instruments, drills, saw and other power & hand tools
  • Responds to building emergencies, emergency repairs, and outages as directed
  • Participate in ongoing technical, safety and operational training programs as required
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all internal and external clients
  • Must work on-site, maintain excellent attendance, and contribute to a safe & healthy work environment.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in general facility maintenance and repair of building systems and equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of tools and equipment used in maintaining facilities and equipment repairs
  • Basic computer experience including ability to accurately fill out web forms; check & respond to email.
  • Familiarity with computerized maintenance systems preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and required specifications
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team
  • Basic knowledge or ability to learn company / local / state / federal safety standards requirements
  • Willingness ‘can do’ attitude to jump in and assist with a variety of tasks and projects as required
  • Willingness to report for emergencies as able / required
  • Ability to work a varied schedule including long hours, nights, weekends and holidays

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.

Vaccination Statement

We are committed to ensuring all our buildings and office locations are the safest in the world for artists, teams, employees, and fans. Based on recent encouraging trends in the U.S. and Canada. We highly encourage our employees to continue to get vaccinate and boosted against COVID-19.   Should circumstances change, we may need to reinstate vaccination requirements, in whole or in part, to safeguard the health of our employees, guests, performers, athletes, and partners.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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