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Maintenance Manager

American Iron & Metal

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted March 12, 2021.

Company Description About Us: American Iron & Metal (AIM) is a family-owned, Canadian-based company founded in 1936 in Montreal, Quebec.

Recognized as one of North America’s most sophisticated metal recyclers, AIM has evolved into a successful and multifaceted company with a global footprint.

At AIM, we understand that the well-being of our employees is the key factor for our international success.

Accordingly, we promote a safe, fair and dynamic work environment that provides excellent training programs and career advancement plans and maintains the highest safety standards.

If you are looking for career development and an opportunity to work for a company that promotes growth, then keep reading Job Description The Maintenance Manager has responsibility for the maintenance and management of AIM Hamilton’s fixed assets/equipment and leads a team of maintenance employees with the right skills and training, with documented policies, procedures and work process, and with clearly described tasks to perform necessary maintenance and asset management activities.

The Fixed Asset Maintenance Manager reports to the Operations Director.

Responsibilities Responsibilities include developing near-term and long-term strategies for the maintenance of equipment, ensuring the company has the right equipment, parts, and people to effectively execute maintenance activities.

These responsibilities include the development of work processes and procedures, the preparation of operational and capital budgets, and the functional oversight of asset management and maintenance activities.

Details of this scope are provided below.

Essential Functions Develop Maintenance Strategies
– Assist in developing and maintaining a standardized preventative maintenance program for fixed assets and equipment.

Perform regular reviews of the programs in place to ensure they are being effectively implemented and to confirm that preventative maintenance activities are being performed at scheduled intervals.

Measure Performance
– Develop metrics to measure the effectiveness of implemented maintenance programs
– including downtime, repair and maintenance costs, and other data to measure the effectiveness and cost of the maintenance programs in place.

Track and share best maintenance practices with the Corporate Maintenance and Asset Management Director, and with asset management teams in other locations.

Develop Capital Equipment Plans
– Identify requirements and operating plans that extend the useful life of equipment.

Manage Assets
– Assist in updating the fixed asset listings for all equipment in Hamilton including depreciation, expected life, and costs to maintain and/or rebuild to extend the life of the equipment.

Dispose of Surplus Assets
– Identify all excess equipment and
– working in coordination with asset management from other AIM locations
– determine the appropriate disposition (e.g., transfer or dispose).

Ensure that a comprehensive safety program is in place for all maintenance and repair activities
– and include a review of the safety program at regular intervals.

Manage People
– Develop clearly defined job descriptions, responsibilities, and performance expectations for each position on the maintenance team.

Ensure that Hamilton has qualified people in each position; and that everyone is fully trained to execute their assigned responsibilities including new hires and transfers.

Work with People
– Develop and maintain effective working relationships with AIM employees, including all maintenance personnel.

Internal Control Responsibilities The Fixed Asset Maintenance Manager must ensure that all maintenance and asset management activities within Hamilton and its feeder yards are executed in accordance with established procedures and work processes
– including the establishment of functional reviews and audits to verify compliance.

Supervisory Responsibility The Fixed Asset Maintenance Manager will report to the Operations Director and will have functional alignment with Corporate and other asset management teams.

Interpersonal Contacts The Fixed Asset Maintenance Manager will be required to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other managers and supervisors in Hamilton, and with preferred equipment suppliers and maintenance contractors.

Performance Expectations Build a culture where meeting customer expectations is a top priority Build an environment that ensures people follow sound and ethical business practices Build a culture of engaging others in continuous improvement through internal innovation and external best practices Lead change initiatives that will last
– build employee buy-in and motivate & inspire others through proactive change management Anticipate risk and ensure it is managed; proactively pursue solutions to potential problems and ensure implementation Apply strategic insight from industry ‘best-practices’ and benchmarking to build and maintain competitive advantage Communicate clearly and professionally with all levels of the organization; reinforce an environment of open and respectful expression Engage in active listening; deliver effective feedback; and incorporate input appropriately into decisions Ensure plans are in place to build capability for current and future business needs Reinforce an environment where planned results are always expected and where performance is coached and managed effectively.

Qualifications Post-secondary education required with preference for Red Seal certification for Industrial Mechanical (Millwright), Electrical or equivalency.

A minimum of 10 years’ experience with a strong background in the repair and maintenance of industrial equipment, including ability to read equipment manuals, schematics, etc.

Thorough understanding of Hydraulics.

A proven track record of leading teams and developing people.

Ability to apply logical principles to solve practical problems
– involving many variables
– and determine a specific course of action.

Ability to analyze data, develop effective equipment strategies from such analysis, and translate these strategies into effective actions at the operational level.

Must have a keen understanding of the heavy equipment market
– working with Engineering and Purchasing to negotiate favorable terms and competitive rates for the purchase of new equipment; for maintenance service contracts; and to determine fair market value of assets owned by Hamilton and its feeder yards.

Familiarity with Windows, Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, Purchasing and Inventory Management software (e.g., Maximo) Additional Information If you are interested in this amazing career opportunity, please apply directly to this ad with your resume outlining how you would benefit our already dynamic team