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You are required to make sure all equipment is working according to guidelines, health and safety regulations, and government laws. While your defined duties will vary based on the type of facility you manage, the equipment used, and size of operation, your objective to is provide preventative maintenance, be proactive, and oversee the maintenance staff. If you have experience in maintenance and are ready to take the next step in your career, contact Randstad Canada today to explore your career options.
Maintenance manager jobs are diverse. You may determine budgets and scheduling, make repairs, troubleshoot issues, and manage maintenance staff. Inspecting the facility and equipment is also a function of your job. Though you usually have regular hours, you may work evening and weekend shifts. Overtime is common to deal with issues. You will likely report to a facility manager or an operations manager.
The average annual salary for maintenance managers working in the skilled trades in Canada today is about $75,000. The salary range starts at $40,000 and you can earn up to $120,000 per year. Profit sharing, performance bonuses and other perks may also be included in your compensation package. Experience on the job is associated with a higher annual average salary.
As a maintenance manager, your objective is to help your company’s facilities run as efficiently as possible. While specific tasks will vary, here are the common tasks associated with this position:
Maintenance managers typically work in manufacturing, retail, and production facilities for all types and sizes of companies across Canada. Career opportunities exist in regions with a large manufacturing or industrial setting. The Greater Toronto Area, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver are locations worth exploring.
Maintenance managers are required to have a strong background in skilled trades, must be good working with their hands, and have strong management skills. Here are some of the skills and abilities hiring companies are looking for in maintenance manager candidates:
While the education requirements for maintenance managers can vary, at a minimum, you are required to have a high school diploma. However, many companies prefer you have a college diploma in a related field such as maintenance engineering, machining, and other related areas of study. Getting certification related to plant maintenance is an asset. Familiarity with health and safety and experience as a maintenance worker is required before becoming a maintenance manager. With the right amount of experience, many companies will promote from within and provide the required training.
Maintenance managers tend to stay in the role for a long period of time. Some take on similar roles with new companies or specialize within a particular industry. Other roles they may move into include maintenance supervisor or maintenance planner. Some may eventually become millwrights.
Are you considering a career as a maintenance manager? Do you current work as a maintenance manager and are looking for new opportunities? Call Randstad Canada today to get access to the best available positions in your area.