Maintenance Technician


Maintenance Technician
Halifax, NS
Reference No. AM - 12847

Develop Nova Scotia (formerly Waterfront Development) is the crown corporation responsible for leading sustainable development of high potential property and infrastructure across Nova Scotia to drive inclusive economic growth in our province. As Waterfront Development, their mandate was to redevelop and revitalize lands surrounding Halifax Harbour and other lands, including the Lunenburg waterfront. While their commitment and love of their place at the water’s edge remains steadfast, now, as Develop Nova Scotia, their mission is to support the creation of sustainable places right across Nova Scotia that attract and inspire people and investment. On behalf of our client, we are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Technician to join their team of dedicated professionals in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

As a Maintenance Technician you will be responsible for 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. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, you’ll be part of the team that ensures the 3 million people that frequent the waterfront have a safe and enjoyable experience by taking a hands-on approach to coming up with practical, 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 the harbour shore services, renovating and rejuvenating infrastructure along the waterfront, and overseeing specific events like the Buskers or Rib Fest.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Construction of small structures or altering and repairing existing structures/assets.
  • Painting buildings, property infrastructure and furniture.
  • Marine infrastructure 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.

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

  • Experience in building maintenance, grounds 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 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.
  • Fork Lift Operator’s License an asset.
  • Certified licensed trade credentials (welding, plumbing, electrical or carpentry) would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with water crafts and possession of valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card would be considered an asset.

By joining Develop Nova Scotia, you will be part of a nimble organization that is making a difference in the lives of community members by building great places. This is an organization that offers you work/life balance, a dynamic work environment and the chance to be involved with some of the most interesting projects taking place in our province. In exchange for the knowledge and experience you bring, you will be rewarded with a comprehensive compensation, benefits and pension package. Develop Nova Scotia is an equal opportunity employer.

To express interest in this opportunity please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below:

If you have questions about the role contact Katherine Risley, Partner at 902-424-1120
or Austin McLennan, Consultant at 902-424-1103.

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