Supervisor, Facilities Maintenance & Operations

City New Westminster
Job ID 2022-30192
Trades / Maintenance / Supervisors - Supervisor (first level Management)
Posting Date
8 months ago(10/17/2022 3:49 PM)
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0730 - 1530
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Facilities Maintenance & Operations
Salary at Time of Posting
$34.67 - $49.84 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.


We are a diverse team composed of dedicated professionals who thrive in a collaborative culture. We support learning, community and client service, communication and success.


Position Highlights


Are you passionate about innovation and directing a team towards success? 


If so, bring your proven leadership and trades experience to this opportunity as Supervisor, Facilities Maintenance and Operations. We are looking for a leader who will be responsible for planning, coordinating and controlling building systems and maintenance activities, and some minor construction activity. 


Why this role is important? 


Your strong supervision skills will help lead our journeyman in a variety of trades. You will have a focus on overseeing electricians and general maintenance workers and general maintenance workers pertaining to the daily maintenance requirements serving the Fraser South.


Build on your education and career experience as you:


  • Ensure the effective maintenance and operation of buildings, building systems, grounds, equipment and hardware
  • Lead, supervise, and performance manage designated staff
  • Participate in the management of grievances and labour relations matters
  • Recruit staff through methods including interviewing internal and external applicants
  • Participate in developing designated facilities, operating budget, making recommendations as appropriate, and maintaining responsibility for assigned budgets
  • Monitor the daily work activity of personnel within the assigned area to ensure safety procedures set by the department and regulatory agencies
  • Coordinate major and minor projects by reviewing working plans, drawings, and specifications, prepares preliminary cost estimates, and determines resources required
  • Prepare reports for the Manager or Director indicating progress of construction projects and documenting issues such as non-compliance with contract documents, delays in construction, and prepares resolutions 

This Full Time opportunity is based at the Royal Columbian Hospital, located in New Westminster B.C.


Effective October 26th, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:


  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are outstanding in their respective fields.
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

Do you take responsibility for your own performance and aim to model integrity, resilience and confidence? Are you passionate about setting direction focused on building an engaging environment that challenges others to achieve their goals?


Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation about this pivotal position you joining Fraser Health where we values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.

Detailed Overview

Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered around patients/clients/residents and families:

Oversees the development and supervision of the day to day activities of the assigned service delivery area and coordinates major and minor construction projects through effective project management and maintenance scheduling techniques; ensures the smooth functioning and code compliance of designated facilities, including Hospital equipment and systems, by managing and directly supervising the activities of designated maintenance personnel and external contractors; liaises with colleagues in the industry to share information and establish/review benchmarks to review productivity; provides professional expertise to other health care organizations, and negotiates with contractors, regulatory bodies, manufacturers and/or suppliers.


  1. Ensures the effective maintenance and operation of buildings, building systems, grounds, equipment and hardware by utilizing efficient planning and scheduling and ensuring work is completed  according to applicable regulations and standards.

  2. Leads, supervises, and performance manages designated staff and is accountable for the area's operational planning as well as resource allocation and utilization;  investigates work and staff issues and where necessary initiates disciplinary action up to and including termination.

  3. Participates in the management of grievances and labour relations matters by performing duties such as responding to 1st and 2nd step grievances, consulting with Human Resources personnel and/or the Manager as required, providing information and attending union/management meetings and arbitrations.

  4. Recruits staff through methods such as interviewing internal and external applicants, making hiring decisions, completing required documentation and forwarding to Human Resources for processing.

  5. Participates in the development of the designated facilities operating budget, makes recommendations as appropriate and maintains responsibility for assigned budgets;  provides input into the development of short and long-term plans for the facilities infrastructure, acquisition of capital equipment and supplies, and for the expansion of services.

  6. Maintains the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) including preventative maintenance schedules and plans;  reviews and adjusts schedules as necessary according to building system maintenance requirements, budget constraints, and available resources;  ensures each scheduled review is consistent with good engineering and safety practices.

  7. Monitors the daily work activity of personnel within the assigned area to ensure safety procedures set by the department and regulatory agencies, such as WorkSafe BC, are fully complied with and that work is progressing according to plan.

  8. Coordinates major and minor projects by reviewing working plans, drawings, and specifications, preparing preliminary cost estimates, determining resources required such as equipment and supplies, liaising with appropriate trades, user departments and contractors on the coordination and scheduling of construction work and reviewing project work to ensure completion in accordance to plan and adherence to applicable codes and organizational regulations.

  9. Prepares reports for the Manager or Director indicating progress of construction projects and documenting problems such as non-compliance with contract documents, delays in construction and proposed resolutions to ensure projects are completed according to plan.

  10. Prepares detailed and single line mechanical, architectural and structural sketches/drawings, and tenders for renovation/repair projects as required;  provides input into the recommendation of contract awards.

  11. Participates in a wide variety of committee meetings by attending departmental, health and safety, construction/project planning and union/management meetings as a representative of the department as applicable.

  12. Maintains knowledge of current trends and technological advancements in the field, including up to date knowledge of applicable bylaws, codes regulations and standards.


Education and Experience

Trades Qualification as a journeyman in a relevant trade and/or appropriate Power Engineering certificate for the designated plant , plus five (5) to seven (7) years recent, related experience including a minimum of two (2) years direct supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

Demonstrates the LEADS capabilities of Leads Self, Engages Others, Achieves Results, Develops Coalitions and supports Systems Transformation.

Professional/Technical Capabilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead and inspire staff, and build a team environment that fosters trust and respect.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, customer relations, communication and facilitation skills to develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Possesses business acumen and analytical skills to anticipate financial and business requirements and ensure effective use of resources.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage maintenance and construction projects within a large complex health care environment.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of working relationships and trades needs in a maintenance department within a hospital setting.

  • Demonstrated ability to investigate issues and develop various options for resolutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate current computer applications such as AutoCAD, word processing, database, spreadsheet, and maintenance management systems.


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