New Job Maintenance Planner (Miller Lake) In Nova Scotia

Maintenance Planner (Miller Lake)
Maintenance Planner (Miller Lake)

Maintenance Planner (Miller Lake)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $4,532–$4,677 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Public Works


Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 11-Sep-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

Maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job. We’re recruiting for people like you to help our Province achieve big things.

The Fleet Services Division of the Department of Public Works supports the backbone of our provincial highway infrastructure. We are located at Miller Lake, the central Fleet Services hub of the province. At Miller Lake, we are pivotal in ensuring the equipment used to maintain, repair, and build Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways, and 4,100 bridges, is always ready to go.

If you are focused and committed to ensuring the safety of our roads and helping the public arrive safely to their destination, then we have the perfect opportunity for you.

About Our Opportunity

As the Maintenance Planner, you assist the Manager of Fleet Services in planning and the day-to-day operations of the shop. Daily, you provide solutions and exceptional client service all the while identifying priorities and ensuring the effective delivery of services required to meet operational demands.

Primary Accountabilities

You are responsible for establishing, prioritizing and scheduling the workload of the shop including:

  • generating work orders;
  • preparing project time cost estimates and reports;
  • facilitating parts lists; and
  • maintaining the preventative maintenance schedules for the fleet.

Through regular contact with the Fleet Service Coordinators, Operations Supervisors, Mobile Service Mechanics, Stock Clerks, and Equipment Maintenance Coordinators, you ensure the efficient and effective availability of parts and materials for fleet operations.

Qualifications and Experience

High School completion plus five (5) years of related work experience in an equipment and repair environment. Experience as a truck mechanic or heavy equipment mechanic is considered an asset.

Thorough knowledge of heavy equipment, along with truck maintenance and repair trade practices is essential. You must have exceptional computer skills including proficiency in using a computerized work order system.

Experience with the following is considered an asset:

  • SAP Modules (Plant maintenance, Materials Management, and Controlling)
  • preparing job cost estimates for both labor time and parts

As the ideal candidate, you are efficient coordinating work; organizing, planning, and scheduling the daily operations of our shop’s fast-paced environment. Your effective communication skills, both oral and written, are essential for collaborating with Department and Supplier representatives. You use sound judgement and problem-solving skills when determining and establishing client service delivery targets. Consistently, you maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client and customer service.

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.


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

Work is performed in a mechanical repair environment occasioned by smoke, gas fumes, and machinery noise.

Additional Information

This is a Term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of September 2, 2024. The appointment status Term is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

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.

Pay Grade: MOS 18

Salary Range: $2,266.06 - $2,338.33 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].