maintenance supervisor in vancouver

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We are seeking an experienced Maintenance Supervisor for a well established heavy industry client of ours in the Vancouver area. The Maintenance Supervisor will oversee a team of maintenance personel and will be responsible for strategic maintenance and reliability objectives including capital project work and plant shutdowns.


-Coordinate and direct work assignments to a complement of hourly tradespeople (primarily mechanical) to perform repair, installation and preventative maintenance work on a routine and/or shutdown basis.
-Develop and supervise the daily maintenance work schedule.
-Coordinate the activities of outside contractors as required in support of the above work.
-Implement policies and procedures and oversee the plant mechanical integrity program which includes: Vibration Analysis, RCFA, Oil Analysis, Infrared Analysis, Maintenance Work Flow, and other developing reliability programs.
-Accountable for reliability metrics such as plant availability, and for completing the majority of the action items from the corporate database.
-Communicate with operations to add any emergency work to the day’s schedule.
-Utilize the Computerized Maintenance Management System or Work Order system to assign work.
-Maintain preventative maintenance inspection reports and their completion to schedule.
-Perform troubleshooting of plant process and/or equipment issues and also lead group troubleshooting meetings.
-Responsible for tracking: stock for all mechanical, instrumentation, welding, rotating equipment, pipe-valve-fittings, and numerous filters, bearings and hoses just to name a few.
-As required will need to work evenings or weekends during plant shutdowns, plant upsets, and abnormal resource issues.
-Function as a technical resource in aid of maintenance and other department goals in the efficient operation of the plant. Liaise with other internal groups/individual and external resources as required
-Sets the example for safety in the department by leading daily crew meetings, attending monthly safety meetings, performing housekeeping audits, and maintaining excellent personal safety performance.
-Participates in incident investigation and closure of action items.
-Assist in the development and communication of job safety analyses for plant processes
-Respond to EHS incidents through prompt and thorough reporting, incident investigation, root cause identification and action item implementation.
-Assist in tracking and communication of EHS performance metrics.
-Provide leadership, guidance and mentoring to the maintenance team to develop a culture committed to safety, environmental awareness and continuous improvement, consistent with the ethic of Responsible Care.
-Support and develop strategies to effectively implement company and plant goals and objectives (i.e. Responsible Care, RC-14001, operations improvement initiatives).
-Maintain a working knowledge of company policies, plant procedures, environmental regulatory and permit requirements and other applicable regulations and standards.
-Demonstrate leadership by mentoring, coaching, and developing the maintenance crew to meet future needs and opportunities while working safely and efficiently.
-Accountable for providing supervision to the execution of maintenance work. Maintain and hold reports accountable to clear performance standards.
-Administer the Collective Agreement, including corrective actions when required
-Accountable to follow up on every job assigned to the craftsmen to ensure proper housekeeping of the job site, quality work was completed, and that the work was completed in a timely manner.
-Promptly address potential performance issues.
-Manage the maintenance training and education process to ensure the maintenance team possess the knowledge and competencies to perform their job. Montior and evaluate training progress of new employees, including probationary reviews


-Millwright Red Seal qualification or Mechanical Engineering/Technologist Diploma
-Knowledge and application of Reliability Centered Maintenance concepts
-8-10 years relevant experience within an industrial maintenance setting
-Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience, preferably within a unionized environment
-Experience with safety programs in an industrial facility
-Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System
-Personal computer and software usage including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Familiarity with SAP – purchasing and plant maintenance module is a plus

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please forward your resume via email to Nick Paraskeva.

Nick Paraskeva | Principal Recruitment Advisor |

Randstad Engineering
Randstad Professionals Canada
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