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New Job Maintenance Planner In Nova Scotia

Maintenance Planner
Maintenance Planner

Maintenance Planner

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $4,271–$4,407 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Public Works

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 11/21/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Building and maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job.

The Building Services Group at the Department of Public Works (PW) supports Nova Scotia’s 2,400 buildings and infrastructure assets across a wide range of clients. We maintain and support various government buildings and assets, including museums, core buildings and office buildings, correctional centres, and justice centres.

Without our Building Services staff’s proactive measures, equipment issues or failures could lead to an interruption of government services provided.

About Our Opportunity

As the Maintenance Planner, you are responsible for implementing a mandated, preventative, and predictive maintenance program for multiple pieces of equipment and infrastructure in government owned buildings and provincial properties.

We count on your industry expertise, along with your strong organization and planning abilities to keep our team on track; all the while striving to minimise unplanned downtime and identifying opportunities for improvement. You will work often with various other Public Works divisions to synchronize and share building equipment life cycle data, condition index, and maintenance history.

Primary Accountabilities

You provide essential support to the development and implementation of a 12-week maintenance schedule which will be utilized by our operations and maintenance staff. You will also be involved with:

  • Planning and developing work schedules and resources using the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS);
  • Co-ordinating and scheduling planned and unplanned and corrective maintenance;
  • Managing backlog in CMMS by conducting analysis and recommending solutions to the Mechanical Engineering Lead; and
  • Monitoring and reporting on condition trends of building mechanical, electrical, and architectural components.

Qualifications and Experience

High School completion plus four (4) years of related work experience in the facility management field. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

As the ideal candidate you demonstrate:

  • knowledge of building construction and maintenance including, but not limited to, architectural, electrical and mechanical systems/components;
  • experience utilizing computers, web-based databases, applications, and planning software; and
  • proficiency working with Microsoft Suite.

Though not required, it is considered an asset if you have an understanding of government procurement policy and tendering procedures and have basic knowledge of budgets and project management principles. In addition, familiarity with SAP, database management, and Primavera and/or Microsoft Project are considered assets.

As the future Maintenance Planner, you are known for your sound judgement and strong initiative. You diligently meet your goals, clearly define and achieve priorities, all the while coordinating a high volume of multiple tasks. You consistently demonstrate tact and diplomacy, along with strong attention to detail in your work. You also have well developed planning and organizational skills, coupled with an ability to multi-task and adapt in this fast-paced environment.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Related equivalencies may include, but are not limited to:

  • A related diploma and two (2) years of related experience in facility management.

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.
  • May be required to work overtime on occasion.
  • Typically located in a comfortable office environment.
  • Much of the time is spent in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about.
  • Regularly reads and interprets multiple sources of information, regular requirement to type, read and work on a computer.
  • May experience pressure with deadlines and need for accuracy.

Additional Information

This position requires the successful candidate to work on-site.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
  • Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
  • Countless career paths
  • Department specific flexible working schedules

Pay Grade: MOS 18

Salary Range: $2,135.52 - $2,203.62 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected]