BC Local Government Job Posting Service


Supervisor Maintenance Technicians

Requisition ID: 12787

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function

The Supervisor Maintenance Technicians supervises and coordinates work for the safe maintenance and operation of mechanical systems and related equipment at City of Vancouver facilities and properties.Reporting to the Mechanical Superintendent technical position will organize, schedule, supervise and review the work of staff and contractors while they operate, maintain and repair mechanical system assets and related equipment. This skilled technical Supervisor will provide guidance and direction to ensure work is performed safely, efficiently and in compliance with industry and regulatory standards.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan, assign, supervise and participate in the work of a moderately sized group of technical employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of a variety of mechanical equipment and systems such as: boilers, pumps, controls for heating systems, air handling units, air-conditioning, and pool and outdoor water features equipment and related system components.
  • Ensures appropriate safety precautions and regulations are followed by field staff and contractors.
  • Provides quality control and quality assurance based on industry standards and regulatory requirements; ensures compliance.
  • Establishes work and vacation schedules; coordinates work schedules and routines with the user of the facilities and maintains close contact with building occupants regarding same.
  • Reviews work assignments and makes modifications which will improve the efficiency of the services.
  • Participates in developing a planned maintenance program for all the assets of the Department. Updates and revises preventative maintenance schedules; assists in maintaining and updating building and equipment inventories using a computerized maintenance management system; makes recommendations regarding work priorities and equipment replacements.
  • Inspects heating, ventilating and air condition systems; balances air flows, diagnoses problems and adjusts, repairs or replaces components; recommends upgrades and replacements.
  • Prepares requisitions, places orders for supplies; reviews and reports consumption levels to the Superintendent.
  • Engages contractors to perform authorized work and provides direction to ensure work is executed in a timely manner, is completed safely, according to departmental standards and or specifications as assigned by Superintendent.
  • Writes field reports, develops cost estimates of field work, drafts risk assessments and other written material.
  • Acts for the Superintendent when the Superintendent is absent from work ie: vacation, sickness, etc.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience:
  • Successful completion of Grade 12, supplemented by relevant post-secondary education in a technical field related to this position, supplemented by courses in supervision, project management and management training or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Considerable experience as a Fourth Class Power Engineer, a minimum of 5 years preferred.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of building systems components and related installations (HVAC, Pools, DDC )
  • Considerable knowledge of related occupational hazards, safe work practices and relevant safety regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of administrative practices, regulations and agreements pertaining to work performed.
  • Considerable knowledge of the provincial regulations governing operations.
  • Sound knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Working knowledge of blueprint and map interpretation related to building and construction.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, supervise and review the work of a moderately sized group of technical subordinates and to coordinate the work of contractors.
  • Ability to perform or coordinate installations, upgrades or overhauls of mechanical equipment and related systems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory standards of service and to implement preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, implement and review programs for equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with building occupants and users.
  • Ability to provide services efficiently and effectively with considerable independence.

A current and valid Class 5 Drivers license. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities. An Enhanced Reliability Check is a requirement of this position. A clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.

Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: March 2019
Position End Date: March 2020
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-023: $34.98 to $41.29 per hour

Application Close: February 22, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Facilities Maintenance,Equipment Operator
Posted: February 13, 2019, 1:08 pm
Expires: February 22, 2019, 11:59 pm