Maintenance Supervisor (Mechanical)



British Columbia




Job Description:

  • Ensure safety of all employees and contractors working in operating unit or department by driving continuous improvement towards a true safety culture. This includes supporting all corporate safety programs; developing SOP’s, identifying and eliminating hazards, and enforcing all safety rules.
  • Ensure compliance with all standards and programs (safety, environmental, quality, maintenance and manufacturing policies and procedures) within area of responsibility.
  • Drives continuous safety, quality and environmental improvement through active participation and leadership with employees.
  • Supervise and develop mechanical maintenance department personnel, including training, performance management and scheduling activities.
  • Assist with hiring and orienting new employees.
  • Develop self and staff to ensure personal and professional growth.
  • Schedule and assign preventative/predictive maintenance: including working with hydraulics, electrical, pneumatic, power-transmissions, welding, machining, maintenance of rolling stock, fabrication, vibration analysis, balancing, alignment, oil analysis and non destructive testing (NDT).
  • Work with Supply Management to manage inventory of spares and critical spares according to site business plan and engage with key suppliers to optimize cost savings opportunities for the department.
  • Prepare departmental reports for internal distribution.
  • Supervise construction, installation, modification, troubleshooting and repair of equipment including EOM and Cap-X projects.
  • Recommend and implement measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product.
  • Work cooperatively with other departments, vendors and regulatory agencies to meet plant objectives, diagnose complex equipment problems, meet plant goals and manage department budget.
  • Participate on multi-function site business team and establish and manage department budget.
  • Maintain and manage equipment file system including: mechanical drawings, vendor manuals and information and change documents.
  • Lead and participate in process improvement, cost reduction and continuous improvement projects.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry-wide technological developments.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Job Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree/Technical Diploma or vocational certificate preferred
  • Interprovincial Red Seal in a related field preferred (Canada)
  • 5+ years’ predictive/preventative maintenance systems experience.
  • Demonstrated supervisory or lead experience.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.