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Employment Opportunities

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment opportunity: Maintenance Supervisor

About us
The Municipal Joint Services Board - Lunenburg Region (MJSB), was formed in 2013 through a cost-sharing agreement. Located in the heart of Nova Scotia’s south shore, MJSB’s purpose is to improve services for the residents of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Towns of Bridgewater and Mahone Bay. MJSB’s shared services currently include waste, information technology, and human resources.

The Waste Management Shared Service operates a 250-acre transfer station in Whynott’s Settlement atop a capped landfill site. A staff of 15 positions work together to provide services including transfer of landfill, recyclables, construction, and demolition waste, as well as organics processing, septic waste treatment, education and outreach, depots for household hazardous waste and electronics, and administration of curbside collection for the partner municipalities.

We are committed to offering equal employment opportunities based on qualifications and performance, and free from discrimination because of age, race or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, family status, gender identity, or other protected characteristics, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code. We strive to make our recruitment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide candidates with accommodations as required. If you require any accommodations at any point during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources.

About the role
The Maintenance Supervisor is a hands-on position responsible for leading the regular and preventative maintenance programs of all site vehicles, equipment, facilities, and related systems. The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for front-line supervision of maintenance staff. In addition, the position is responsible for related financial and purchasing management as well as project specifications development and contractor/vendor management.

Key qualifications:
As the ideal candidate you have:

• Heavy Duty Equipment Technician certification – required; may consider a minimum of 10,800 hours work experience without valid Red Seal certification.
• 10+ years’ experience as a heavy-duty equipment technician - required.
• Valid Class 5 driver’s license - required.
• Automotive Service Technician certification – strongly desired
• Heavy Equipment Operator (Excavator) training – strongly desired
• Certification would be an asset.
• Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor/Loader/Dozer) training – strongly desired
• Certification would be an asset.
• Carpenter, Plumber, Construction Electrician certification - would be an asset.
• Other technician certification and training - would be an asset.

The following skills are required:

  • Must be able to operate the following heavy equipment.
    • Heavy Equipment Operator (Excavator)
    • Heavy Equipment Operator (Tractor/Loader/Dozer)
  • Computer skills including diagnostic testing programs, Microsoft Office 365
  • The following knowledge/skills would be an asset:
    • Carpenter
    • Plumber
    • Basic electrical
    • Welding
  • Personal Attributes:
    • Attention to staff and public safety at all times.
    • Strength and stamina required to handle heavy tools and parts.
    • Hands-on, manual dexterity, creativity, patience, and an eye for detail
    • Adaptable to change and the ability to keep up to date with the annual changes of products.
    • Ability to explain technical terms to non-technical people.
    • Proven problem-solving abilities.
    • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks.

Work Conditions

  • Full time, 40 hours per week, plus occasional Saturdays, and Holidays
  • Additional working hours may be required to cover the workload.
  • Office, warehouse, and different areas on and off site
  • Occasionally lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds)
  • Position works at the waste disposal site, 908 Mullock Road, Whynott’s Settlement, NS

Salary range - $55,848 to $76,789, commensurate with qualifications and experience

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How to apply
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please send your cover letter and resume, in confidence to:
Ashley Chase, HR Officer
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