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Maintenance Team Leader

My client, a large 3rd Party Property Management firm is currently seeking a Maintenance Team Leader for a contract role in Yellowknife that could potentially be longer term or even turn into something permanent. This position is responsible for overseeing a team of Technicians in the delivery of preventative and corrective maintenance, routine and on-demand services for a portfolio of facilities. The Maintenance Team Leader is responsible for overseeing the Technicians to ensure that maintenance work is performed in accordance to established processes and is compliant with all internal and external requirements including environmental, health and safety, and fire protection. My client is looking for a “hands on” person who likes to “roll up their sleeves” to oversee and perform regular facility mechanical and electrical equipment and systems monitoring, and inspection, including preventative and corrective maintenance to ensure facility objectives are met, client operations are uninterrupted and asset integrity of assigned facility are maintained.


  • Leads a team, guides, coaches and trains direct reports and provides input for performance review
  • Assigns, prioritizes and monitors work progress
  • Monitors execution of activities and performance to ensure timely completion
  • Conducts facility walkthroughs, mechanical and electrical equipment and system monitoring and inspection
  • Oversees and maintains, troubleshoots and repairs mechanical and electrical building systems and equipment
  • Oversees and responds to routine and on-demand service requests and performs preventative and corrective maintenance on facility mechanical and electrical equipment and systems
  • Oversees the maintenance of as well as maintains work order records within service management maintenance database.  Initiates documents to obtain formal approval of work required
  • Coordinates and assists in the implementation of preventative maintenance program.  Ensures that deficiencies are identified, recorded and escalated, and that related documentations are maintained
  • Coordinates and participates in facility-related projects
  • Oversees and maintains all assigned tools and arranges for repair and replacement where required.  Submits all expenditures on a timely basis
  • Provides, participates and supports training, safety meetings, operational meetings, tool box talks, etc.
  • Must be able and willing to work shifts, be available for on-call/standby and emergency call-outs as they arise
  • Assists in enhancing tenant and customer satisfaction and maintaining positive relations through manner in which work is performed and services delivered 

JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE: More than three years up to five years

Knowledge & Skills

  • 5 years of facility operations and maintenance work experience
  • Previous people leadership experience, preferred
  • High school diploma plus trades training and certification
  • Ability to lead a team of individuals
  • Highly-advanced ability to adhere to processes and practices relating to facility operations and maintenance
  • Highly-advanced ability to maintain and repair building mechanical and electrical equipment and systems
  • Highly-advanced building mechanical and electrical equipment and system troubleshooting and resolution skills
  • Current knowledge of fire, life, safety and building codes and standards and ability to research and apply related codes and standards
  • Possesses a high level of environmental, health and safety mindset.  Ability to perform work in a safe manner
  • Strong client-service orientation along with a high sense of urgency
  • Effective communication skills for the purpose of data relay, exchange, feedback, and clarification

Licenses and/or Professional Accreditation

  • Journeyman level Refrigeration license
  • Journeyman level Electrical license
  • Journeyman level Plumbing license
  • Power Engineering 3rd Class or 4th Class
  • Building Operator Certification
  • Gasfitter I or II
  • Systems Maintenance Administration Certification considered an asset

The salary range for this position will be based on experience and will be $30 - $35 hour. For immediate consideration please call Abby Rubin (604) 836–2672 and email resume to