The Operations Maintenance Manager directly oversees the daily activities of the electrical and mechanical maintenance in order to ensure optimal operation of shipyard facility, production equipment, production lines and equipment. The Operations Maintenance Manager reports to the Director, Operations.
The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance teams. Responsibilities include but are not limited to engineering activities, continuous improvement program, Capital project support, production and facility maintenance activities such as repair and diagnostic analysis of equipment, the installation of machines and equipment, preventive maintenance and general cleanliness and overall upkeep of Vancouver Drydock. This position develops, monitors and maintains timekeeping and financial budgets for these areas of responsibilities.
- Manages and develops systems for monitoring/managing the lifecycle of equipment at Vancouver Drydock to ensure equipment is appropriately maintained or replaced in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
- Manages and coordinates the work of multiple subcontractors and suppliers.
- Effectively manages and schedules variety of high and low voltage electrical work and maintenance.
- Organizes, executes and coordinates projects increasing the electrical capacity of the facility.
- Attains department goals and standards; safety, quality, productivity and costs.
- Fosters a proactive maintenance culture, focusing on the implementation of a preventative maintenance program that is robust and sustainable and use of predictive maintenance techniques.
- Performs frequent on-the-job inspections to ensure safe working habits, safe work areas, quality of workmanship, effectiveness of maintenance and repairs.
- Prepares work schedules and technician duty assignments as required to support the total maintenance program and the requirements of production.
- Develops on-the-job training programs for new personnel, evaluates and documents training records, develops training requirements for new equipment and develops skill-level up-grading test.
- Routinely inspects equipment for needed repairs and maintenance and repair requests.
- Leads Process Engineering and Continuous Improvement activities.
- Ensures all operating permits and inspections are valid and up to date.
- Balances maintenance and equipment needs with production schedules in order to ensure operational requirements are met.
- Identifies problems and inefficiencies, researches solutions, determines costs/impacts, and implements the best solution.
- Ensures current documented maintenance procedures are in place for all Shipyard Operational Assets.
- Conducts required research and preparation of cost benefit analysis when new equipment is needed in lieu of repairs for existing equipment.
- Works with Supply Chain Management to arrange contracts for vendor services as required.
- Monitors and controls expenditures to established budget limits and prepares appropriate proposals for planned and unbudgeted expenditures.
- Collaborates with the Finance department to identify and document ongoing AFE (Authorization for Expenditure) requests for additional fixed assets.
- Advises and consults with Director, Operations on all renovations, repairs and maintenance to the Drydock facilities.
- Other duties as required.
Education and Experience
- Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or related Technical degree required and at least 15 years of experience in electrical maintenance and operation of an industrial production facility.
- 5 + years of managerial experience, with at least 2 in a production environment.
- 5 + years of managing maintenance capital projects in a production environment.
- 5 + years of experience leading Environmental, Health and Security (EHS) compliance.
- A minimum of 10 years relevant experience in an equipment or facility maintenance role.
- A minimum of 5 years supervisory experience, preferably in a unionized environment.
- FSR Class B certification required, FSR Class A certification preferred.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
- Strong working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and civil disciplines as related to facility and equipment maintenance.
- General knowledge of industrial & marine repair where unionized skilled and unskilled trades people are employed.
- Must be familiar with CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management System).
- Familiarity with shipyard industry work processes and practices.
- The incumbent must be able to lead, direct and supervise the work of others who support production activities.
- Excellent negotiation and organizational skills.
- Must be self-motivated and able to initiate reviews and investigations into systems and procedures to ensure efficient and effective processes are in place and being adhered to.
- Experience developing and managing an annual operating budget.
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.