Assistant Superintendent Maintenance
Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: Liquid Waste Services
Employee Group: Exempt
Location: Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, Richmond
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: $108,718.08 – $127,919.59 annually
Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking an Assistant Superintendent Maintenance who will ensure continued success in overseeing and maintaining a talented workforce that maintains the reliability of equipment at the Iona Island WWTP. Be a part of Iona’s secondary treatment upgrade as you support and participate in the review of project designs involved with future facility expansions and upgrades, while supervising a diverse group of multi-discipline employees and managing the facility maintenance budget. Communication will be key as you liaise between the Operational stakeholders, Engineering, Finance, and suppliers of goods and services.
The Assistant Superintendent Maintenance reports to the Superintendent, Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance and falls within our Management / Leadership, Level M2 job family.
- Supervises the maintenance, repair, and installation of a wide variety of electrical, instrumentation and mechanical equipment at Metro Vancouver’s Waste Water Treatment Plants. Initiates and implements modifications and upgrades to existing equipment and facilities. Addresses emergency repairs and prioritizes work considering operational and regulatory requirements.
- Contributes to preparing and managing the annual budget and monitors and controls the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds. Reviews ongoing and completed work for efficiencies and potential cost savings; coordinates work to mitigate conflicts; and ensures the effective use of resources. Directly involved in workgroup’s short and long term planning.
- Identifies maintenance program priorities; assists in allocations; ensures optimal timing for repairs; and reviews work schedules. Contributes to developing long-term work plan and field capture and updating equipment asset record data including life cycle expectancy.
- Develops and implements preventative and corrective maintenance programs; promotes innovative maintenance practices; and works to optimize equipment reliability and improve performance. Ensures maintenance activities are accurately documented and performed in accordance with established standards.
- Provides supervisory guidance in troubleshooting problems and ensures coordination of corrective actions. Works to optimize service life and reliability of equipment, consults various parties on potential solutions and recommends design modifications as appropriate. Develops equipment and maintenance performance standards and monitoring mechanisms and evaluates a range of indicators such as work orders and repair costs trends.
- Oversees the management of work orders and addresses backlog and recurring issues. Makes decisions to contract external resources and approves the work of contractors. Oversees the use of the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system; approves the purchase of supplies; and monitors the inventory of critical parts.
- Hires, supervises, directs and develops staff, monitors and provides guidance to direct performance that aligns with divisional, departmental, and corporate objectives. Ensures staff adhere to corporate workplace conduct policies. Leads, coaches, and develops staff recognizing the importance of training. Consults the Maintenance Superintendent on complex matters related to the work or human resources management and implements as required. May be assigned responsibility as a Trades Coordinator for the corporate apprenticeship program.
- Ensures safe work procedures are integrated in the work routines of staff and conducts safety meetings and inspections. Continuously monitors work practices and incident reports noting and addressing issues as they occur. Prepares written safe work and emergency procedures; oversees initiatives to improve safety; and sets and tracks divisional benchmarks.
- Keeps current with relevant maintenance methodologies, equipment and systems. Ensures work is performed in accordance with current best practices. Liaises with other WWTP facilities personnel to share information and troubleshoot challenges. Provides input and suggestions for divisional strategic planning, decision making and initiatives.
- Performs other related duties as required.
To be successful, you have:
- 5 years of recent, related experience supplemented by a university degree or diploma in relevant field such as mechanical technology or engineering; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Interprovincial Trades Qualification (IPTQ) in a relevant trade such as Electrical, Millwright, or Instrumentation; or membership or eligibility for immediate membership as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC); or a relevant Professional Maintenance designation and experience.
- Sound understanding of maintenance practices for Wastewater Treatment Plant infrastructure including maintenance planning; scheduling; and preventative and corrective maintenance programs. Sound mechanical, instrumentation and electrical knowledge and aptitude. Demonstrated ability to provide technical guidance to multiple trades and support troubleshooting and installation best practices.
- Demonstrated ability to use judgment to manage and resolve complex problems such as critical emergency repairs. Working knowledge of the relevant regulatory considerations such as Technical Safety BC, Provincial and Federal effluent discharge requirements and other matters affecting compliance with the WWTP’s operating certificate.
- Sound knowledge of WorkSafe BC regulations and considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards, safety precautions and regulations relevant to WWTP maintenance activities. Considerable knowledge related to confined space, lock out and emergency rescue procedures. Ability to lead the implementation of safety policies and procedures; effectively enforce safety protocols; and correct unsafe work behaviour.
- Ability to manage and monitor budgets ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds. Ability to estimate time and costs for requited work and manage contracts; identify cost saving opportunities; and coordinate work with various parties to mitigate conflicting work and delays.
- Demonstrated supervisory skills including the ability to consistently apply and explain corporate policies and collective agreements. Demonstrated ability to lead, organize and coordinate the work of others in accordance with best practices and corporate policy. Provides constructive and motivating feedback to staff.
- Acts as a resource to staff for advice and guidance on potential approaches and problem situations. Demonstrates persistence in overcoming obstacles.
- Sound written and oral communication skills. Ability to provide clear instructions in emergency situations; tactfully respond to inquiries and complaints; write memos; prepare business cases; and report on activities.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts. Proven ability to work cooperatively with others; ability to deal with disagreements and prevent the escalation of conflict.
- Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and modern process controls. Proficiency using Microsoft office programs including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Supervisory experience in leading a multi-trade maintenance team.
- Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.
Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by November 13, 2020.
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