Facilities & Maintenance Manager – Playland

  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Management
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 2901 East Hastings Street, Hastings Park Vancouver
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on September 21, 2023

Job Description

Full-Time, Permanent
Date Posted: June 15th, 2023

Who we are…
The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 113-year-old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of over $70 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams: the 15 day annual summer Fair and winter Fair which average more than 700,000 people annually, Playland amusement park which welcomes 400,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, and a busy year-round portfolio of events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events. In total we bring over 2 million people through the site each year. The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance. The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and delivering memorable experiences.

At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence and Evolution. With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees, or the community.

Our ideal candidate is an individual that has mechanical proficiency and a Red Seal in an applicable trade; they have a passion for managing projects and workers, possess a strong work ethic, are highly organized and have the ability to multitask in a fast paced / time sensitive environment. The successful incumbent will ensure compliance with all health and safety requirements and all other applicable legislation and company policies.

Why join our Team?
-Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
-Flexible work environment
-Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
-Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
-Competitive compensation package
-Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

Responsibilities & Qualifications

What will you do this year?

In your role as Facilities & Maintenance Manager – Playland, your primary accountabilities will be to:
-Oversee various projects on the Playland site; inclusive of building maintenance, technical oversight of inspections, general maintenance, set-up, and teardown of over 30 rides.
-Lead and co-manage direct reports consisting of full-time and casual Facilities & Maintenance staff (including Ride Technicians, and various tradespersons).
-Support development of a 3–5-year strategic asset management and site maintenance plan for Playland.
-Implement preventative and predictive maintenance schedules, and regularly review programs for improvement.
-Maintain and update training programs and manuals for staff; ensure understanding of policies, procedures, and safety standards.
-Create, document, and implement safe work procedures that adhere to OHS regulation for the safety of staff.
-Ensure maintenance program for all attraction assets are in compliance with both manufacturer guidelines and Technical Safety BC requirements.
-Provide strategic direction pertaining to asset management (rides, attractions, buildings, temporary event structures) and maintenance, inclusive of capital project recommendations.
-Liaise with Technical Safety BC and ride safety consultants regarding ride inspections and installations; implement their directives and submit confirmation of corrective actions.
-Conduct and document risk/hazard assessments and daily ride inspections to ensure guest safety on site, document and ensure completion of recommended corrective actions.
-Work within set budgets and maintain established timelines for project completion.
-Lead and develop a responsive and highly skilled team while fostering the PNE core values of enthusiasm, excellence and evolution; notably focusing on staff engagement, empowerment and accountability.
-Perform crew talks and instill a safety culture within the team and across the site.
-Administer Collective Agreement pertaining to Full-time and Casual staff with support from the People & Culture Department, including employee issues, investigations and discipline.
-Act as the On Duty Maintenance Manager or Park Manager for Playland during the operating season.
-May be required to respond to operational issues at any time of the day or night.
-Performs other duties as required.

What else?
-5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in providing leadership and managing preventative maintenance programs, mechanical or construction work, project management OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing large teams and effectively engaging staff in a construction, maintenance or engineering industry.
-Completion of a post-secondary degree/diploma/certificate in a relevant discipline (i.e. Project Management, Construction, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Mechanical Engineering, Millwright, Occupational Health & Safety etc.); OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Sound knowledge of construction, engineering, and maintenance practices, procedures and regulations, including cost estimating, scheduling, licensing and permits/approvals.
-Knowledge of heavy equipment operation including zoom boom, forklift, crane, scissor lift etc.
-Ability to effectively communicate with staff and other Department Managers, external contractors, government bodies etc.; ability to provide a strong corporate representation both internally and externally.
-Proven ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines with a safety-first mind-set.
-Strong organization, leadership, communication, and planning skills.
-Knowledge and demonstrated proficiency with various computer applications particularly Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, data processing and budget tracking, purchasing and work order creation.
-Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines while maintaining a safety-first mind-set.
-Ability to function independently and manage various projects simultaneously with competing deadlines.
-Willingness to work extended hours, weekends, and weekdays; including early mornings and late nights as required.
-Applied knowledge of related legislation such as OH&S regulations, WorksafeBC (Worker’s Compensation Act) regulations, Technical Safety BC, ASTM and CSA standards is preferred.
Background working within a unionized environment and proven experience with administering Collective Agreements is considered an asset.
-Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?
-Mechanically inclined
-Effective leader
-Safety focused.
-Team player

Job Application Process

Where and when to APPLY? Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at www.pne.ca/jobs and will be accepted until the role is filled. We look forward to hearing from you! The PNE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse community we proudly serve. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age. If you require any support or accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at hr@pne.ca.

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