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19 Mar 2024

Maintenance Operations Technician

🇺🇸 Detroit, MI, USA
Full Time
4+ years exp.


The Lions, much like the city and community they represent, are built on a blue-collar work ethic that values hustle and conviction.

Ford Field, the home of the Lions since 2002 in the heart of Detroit, is part of a vibrant sports and entertainment district featuring all four major professional sports franchises. Ford Field is also home to a dedicated and passionate multi-generational fan base reflective of the innovation, creativity and drive synonymous with Detroit.

Under the leadership of Sheila Hamp, the great granddaughter of Henry Ford, the Lions have ushered in an era of rebirth focused on creating an inclusive and equitable experience for employees, partners and fans. Building off the rich and diverse history of the city, the Lions embrace transparency and value contribution from all areas of the organization. We believe in the power of a pride, and acknowledge winning together takes understanding, acceptance, and teamwork. We believe in our “we” culture and are committed to building a new tradition that Detroit and Michigan can be proud of.

One Pride. For All.

Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently need a Maintenance Operations Technician. It will be based out of the Ford Field stadium located in Downtown Detroit.


This position is responsible for assisting with the preventative maintenance and repairs throughout the Ford Field complex. This includes performing all work necessary for the completion of work orders in the Facilities department. Work is performed under the supervision of the Director of Facilities Management.

The Maintenance Operations position will have daily responsibilities including, without limitation, the following:

  • Assist in the preventative maintenance and repairs of the Ford Field complex
  • Repair golf carts, forklifts, etc.
  • Repairs in the areas of carpentry, plumbing and electrical
  • Paint walls, ceilings, etc. throughout the complex
  • Repair, hang, and take down signage and banners
  • Door and lock repairs
  • Tend to the complex grounds including landscaping and snow removal
  • Assist with stadium conversions
  • Help report inventory needs to the Director of Facilities Management
  • Assist in event Give-A-Ways
  • Assist other trades, as needed
  • Perform related work as required


  • Knowledge of procedures, practices and techniques used in stadium maintenance
  • Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, painting and wood working
  • Knowledge of professional grounds keeping practices
  • Knowledge of wall repair, dry wall
  • Knowledge of safe workplace practices and procedures
  • Ability to be “on-site” for all events
  • Ability to communicate with and understand instructions from the Director of Facilities Management and other stadium managers
  • Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, management and Ford Field guests
  • Ability to work independently, to multi-task and to organize work effectively and efficiently, in order to meet schedules and deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to attend additional training classes
  • Ability to walk, sit, climb, crawl, kneel, squat, bend, and extend arms and legs fully
  • Ability to maneuver through the stadium
  • Ability to use hands to manipulate and effectively use tools and controls
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus
  • Ability to work at high elevations without fear of heights
  • Will accept other responsibilities and duties required by the supervisor consistent with the objectives and essential functions of this position. Such responsibilities shall be incorporated into the position description if they are ongoing.
  • Will keep appropriate information confidential


  • High school diploma/G.E.D required
  • Minimum 4 years of general maintenance and repairs experience required.
  • Stadium or multi-purpose events facility experience preferred. Such experience would normally be gained following completion of high school, plus two years of vocational or technical course work. Other combinations of training and/or experience that can be demonstrated to result in the possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position will also be considered.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Strength in time management, administrative ability, organization, and customer service skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays


To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Please no phone calls or emails.

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