Maintenance Manager

  • Come and experience life in one of Canada’s northernmost communities and finish each day knowing you have made a difference!
  • A competitive salary of $91,313 – $100,816 plus a community-specific Northern Allowance totalling approximately $20,000!
  • A challenging and rewarding role for an experienced manager!

Build a successful career in the Arctic Bay

The Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) delivers the Public Housing Program to 25 Nunavut communities with a vision of ensuring affordable housing options for all Nunavummiut. The financial and professional resources needed to provide ongoing public housing services are made available through management agreements between the NHC and the Local Housing Organizations (LHO), of which the Arctic Bay Housing Association is one.

The Arctic Bay Housing Association is responsible for providing public housing management and maintenance services, as well as access to public housing and homeownership programs of the NHC.

About the Opportunity

The Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) currently has an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Manager to join our team in Arctic Bay, Nunavut.

Reporting to the Housing Manager, this role will see you responsible for the efficient and effective use of the Housing Association’s resources, including funds, in the fulfillment of the Housing Association’s mandate. This role will also see you responsible for recording and analyzing the efforts of your staff while also making necessary and continuous changes and adjustments to the services provided by ensuring the appropriate performance of your staff.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing maintenance and repair requests from the Administration Office and tenants.
  • Identifying preventative maintenance requirements and establishing annual plans to complete those requirements.
  • Developing annual maintenance objectives designed to ensure the provision of required maintenance services and a work plan to meet these objectives.
  • Conducting semi-annual inspections of Housing Association buildings to ensure the standard of maintenance being provided meets building codes, regulations, internal standards, and adherence to the plan.
  • Conducting an annual inspection for the purpose of updating the unit condition ratings.
  • Ensuring that work orders are issued by maintenance to maintenance employees outlining maintenance (preventative or corrective) to be performed.
  • Establishing necessary policies and the annual budget for the maintenance department.
  • Ensuring that the maintenance department maintains an ample stock of materials to follow the maintenance program.
  • Ensuring that the computerized maintenance management system is effectively and efficiently utilized to help plan, manage, monitor, and report on the status and history of the maintenance program as well as providing information on productivity, problems, and trends.
  • Administering and applying policies with respect to employees under your supervision.
  • Providing maintenance expertise for management as a member of the Housing Association Labour/Management Committee.
  • Hiring new maintenance employees in conjunction with the housing manager.
  • Approving leave requests for maintenance employees.
  • Reviewing employee performances in accordance with job descriptions and annual objectives while also providing the necessary information to enable employees to meet annual review requirements.
  • Implementing disciplinary actions for maintenance staff in order to maintain standards of performance.
  • Assessing training needs and recommending courses for the maintenance employees to enhance the overall skill level of the Housing Association within accepted financial restraints.
  • Identifying the need for O&M projects to be executed.
  • Estimating costs of specific maintenance projects.
  • Ensuring the design tendering and contract awards for O&M projects are performed as required by Housing Association procedures.
  • Supervising contractors performing work under awarded contracts.
  • Reviewing design drawings and specifications as well as inspecting the construction of capital projects being managed by Housing Association’s or NHC staff.
  • Developing a comprehensive work plan for all Housing Association capital (M&I) projects by completing a detailed scope of work and material take-off for the project as well as recruiting the manpower necessary to complete the work plan and the provision of ongoing project supervision.
  • Ensuring compliance with all safety legislation and requirements including the maintenance of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
  • Outlining safety practices for all staff and checking to ensure they are followed.
  • Assisting tradesmen in emergency situations should they arise.
  • Encouraging energy conservation measures among staff members and purchasing energy-efficient materials.
  • Reviewing new methods, procedures, and products as they become available to see if they are applicable to Northern conditions and weather.
  • Communicating with education authorities on apprentice training requirements.

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a journeyman certification in one of the residential building trades or post-secondary education in engineering, technology, or a related field. You’ll also need a minimum of 5 years of experience supervising employees.

As our ideal candidate for the role, you will also have knowledge of or experience with the following:

  • Experience in a supervisory position with proven and successful leadership skills.
  • Experience using Computerized Maintenance Management software and general knowledge of the MS suite of office products.
  • The knowledge and ability to maintain a safe working environment.
  • A current class 5 driver’s license.
  • The willingness and ability to pass a criminal record check and a vulnerable record check.
  • Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset as is knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, and lands.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong problem-solving and time management skills. The ability to coordinate many activities simultaneously and to track the progress of all of the activities is crucial. Your self motivated nature and the ability to work effectively as both part of a team and individually will ensure your success in this role.

About the Benefits

The successful incumbent will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary of $91,313 – $100,816 plus a Community specific Northern Allowance of $20,000. You will also receive a great range of employee benefits, including:

  • Enrolment in the NEBS Pension Plan and Insurance.
  • Subsidized Staff Housing.
  • Generous Vacation Package.
  • Relocation Assistance.

If you are looking for a role where no day is the same, and where you can make a real difference in the lives of others, then this is the role for you – APPLY TODAY!

Nunavut Housing Corporation
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