Zamboni Driver

Community Services · Marquette, Michigan
Department Community Services
Employment Type Seasonal
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation 10.97-13.18

Become an important member of our team by applying for one of the most vital winter positions in the area, part-time Zamboni Driver!  The City of Marquette is scouting for dedicated individuals who are willing to put in the work to keep Lakeview Arena one of the finest in the area!  Candidates must be 18 years or older to apply and available to work evenings and weekends.  Starting and ending dates for the positions are variable.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. 

POSITION TITLE:              Parks & Recreation Zamboni Driver

REPORTS TO:                     Parks and Recreation Coordinator

EFFECTIVE DATE:             August 3, 2022

JOB CLASSIFICATION:    Seasonal/Temporary



Works under the general supervision of the Parks and Recreation Coordinator.  The Zamboni Driver is responsible for maintaining a high-quality ice surface in addition to general custodial duties, operations, and maintenance for Parks & Recreation facilities.



An employee in this position may be called upon to do any of the following: (these examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)

  • Operate a Zamboni, edger or other key equipment for ice arena operations in a manner that maintains a high-quality ice surface.
  • Perform general custodial and maintenance duties for daily operations or special events. Includes setup and tear down for special events, locker room and restroom cleaning, lobby and hallway cleaning, etc.
  • Responsible for ensuring ice rental schedules are followed and daily facility needs are completed.  Includes building security, post-event cleanup, and general opening/closing procedures.
  • Report accidents, emergencies, scheduling problems, and building repair and maintenance needs to the appropriate City staff person.
  • Keep all doorways and walkways clear of ice and snow.
  • Exercise high standards of customer service and professionalism when handling complaints or enforcing Arena rules.
  • Open, maintain, and close various Parks & Recreation facilities for various rental events during the winter months.
  • Exercise proper safety precautions in the performance of work, including use of appropriate personal protective equipment, machine guards, and safe work procedures.
  • Work hours and assignments may vary and will include some weekend shifts with a maximum of 40 hours per week.  Term of employment is seasonal and may not exceed six (6) months.




Perform other related functions as assigned.



  • Zamboni ice resurfacer.
  • Ice Edger and Ice Scraper/Chipper if necessary for ice maintenance.
  • Various cleaning supplies with required protection.
  • Snowblower, shovel, and sidewalk salt for snow and ice removal.



  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must maintain satisfactory working relationships with public officials, the general public and other City employees.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Physical strength and dexterity to perform strenuous work involving lifting and carrying moderately heavy objects.
  • A valid Michigan driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Ability to communicate orally in a clear manner.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices and materials used.
  • Basic skating ability preferred.
  • Previous ice arena and ice resurfacing skills preferred.


  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of climate and weather conditions.  Ability to withstand temperature changes in the work environment.
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds maximum with assistance of another person, and frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Frequent bending, squatting, twisting climbing and reaching. 
  • Occasional sitting and driving.
  • Ability to distinguish various sounds and people or objects at varied distances.

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of the job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated on this job description.

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  • Location
    Marquette, Michigan
  • Department
    Community Services
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