Senior Maintenance Technician

About Develop Nova Scotia:

Develop Nova Scotia builds things. And how we build them matters as much as what we build. We engage Nova Scotia's diverse communities to lead and support projects that contribute to authentic, inclusive, sustainable places where people love to be. This place- based approach to economic development provides more opportunities for community participation, inclusion, and resilience so that the most important thing we build is community.

As the crown corporation responsible for leading sustainable development of high potential property and infrastructure across Nova Scotia, Develop Nova Scotia drives inclusive economic growth in the province. Our mission is to support the creation of sustainable places right across Nova Scotia that attract and inspire people and investment.

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We're engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property managers, storytellers, creatives, pragmatists, stewards of public investment, believers, dreamers, doers. We all work closely with community to ensure good ideas are developed and given the space to thrive- and we know that to do it well it needs to be done with everyone.

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Position Summary:

A new role within the maintenance team with leadership responsibilities, the Senior Maintenance Technician is responsible for coordinating and or completing a wide range of general maintenance and repair of various facilities, buildings, marine infrastructure, and grounds including, but not limited to, properties on the Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Lunenburg waterfronts.

The Senior Maintenance Technician will lead in a team that ensures those who frequent Nova Scotia's most visited destination -- the Halifax waterfront -- have a safe and enjoyable experience by taking a hands-on approach to coming up with practical and creative solutions to a variety of different challenges. No two days are the same in this role as projects can include seasonal set up of both marine and property related waterfront amenities, renovating and rejuvenating infrastructure along the waterfront, and overseeing specific events such as the Halifax Busker Festival or Evergreen Festival. As visitation and activities run on a seven-day per week basis across many of Develop Nova Scotia's properties, the Senior Maintenance Technician will be required to work weekends on a rotational basis along with other team members.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading permanent and seasonal maintenance staff in their tasks.
  • Construction of small structures or altering and repairing existing structures/assets.
  • Painting buildings, property infrastructure and furniture.
  • Marine infrastructure deployment/maintenance/construction/repair.
  • Maintenance of grounds, waste systems, lighting equipment and parking machines.
  • Preventative maintenance of a wide range of equipment.
  • Follow up and reporting standard of work completed.
  • Maintain an inventory of tools, equipment and staff supplies, updated quarterly.
  • Ability to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Close interaction with the public and tenants

Education and Experience:

As the ideal candidate, you possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Significant experience leading and directing in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize and work under significant time constraints and task overlap.
  • Experience in building maintenance, grounds maintenance, marine infrastructure maintenance and repair work or any equivalent combination of training and/or experience.
  • A passion for working with your hands and a drive to learn new things.
  • Knowledge and experience with hand and power tools used in landscaping and building work/repair.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively schedule work for yourself and others and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, sketches, and detailed drawings.
  • Ability to inspect building maintenance and construction work for adherence to plans, specifications and work orders.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License required.
  • Forklift, aerial lift, falls arrest license an asset.
  • Certified licensed trade credentials (welding, plumbing, electrical or carpentry) would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with watercrafts and possession of valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card and ROC-M certificate would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with building systems (HVAC, security, electrical, plumbing, etc.) considered and asset.
  • First Aid, WHMIS, MSDS training considered an asset.

Develop Nova Scotia is actively working to be deliberate in how we engage communities in our work to ensure all voices are at the table-especially those who traditionally haven't been there before. We're also working to build a diverse team that reflects our communities at all job levels. Develop Nova Scotia's values are deeply rooted in diversity, equity, inclusion, and reconciliation and we encourage applications from Indigenous persons, African Nova Scotians, people of colour, people with disabilities, and women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented. Members of these groups are welcome to self-identify through their application materials if they wish.

Note: All Develop Nova Scotia employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination as of November 30, 2021.

Return Resumes to:

Attention: Anna Marenick
Develop Nova Scotia
Old Red Store, Historic Properties
Suite 301 - 1875 Upper Water St. Halifax, NS B3J 1S9

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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