Maintenance Supervisor

Maintenance Supervisor


Shawnigan Lake School is a leading independent co-educational boarding school for ages 12-18 (grades 8-12) on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Our world-class facilities situated on a stunning 270-acre campus include eleven boarding houses, an observatory, salmon hatchery, rowing crew house on the lake, state of the art Learning Commons and Library, recording studio, and robotics lab. Our diverse, inter-disciplinary and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.

Shawnigan Lake School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with previous employers and a vulnerable sector criminal record check.




We are seeking a Maintenance Supervisor to provide daily leadership and management to a team of maintenance and repair professionals working across our School campus, ensuring the safe, efficient and reliable operation of our School facilities and systems.

This is a full-time position offering an annual salary in the range of $75,000 to $90,000 (depending on experience), a comprehensive benefits package and a flexible, nurturing, family-friendly workplace.



Reporting to the Director of Operations, the responsibilities of the Maintenance Supervisor include:

Daily Operations

·         Proactively administer a systems maintenance schedule through comprehensive planning and implementation

·         Direct the day-to-day assignments and workflow of a Maintenance Team members through the effective coordination of prioritized assignments and tasks

·         Encourage and coach Maintenance Team members to work together, to support one another, and to communicate effectively

·         Foster relationships with the School community and public services, including local law enforcement, first responders, VIHA, CVRD, and the Ministry of Environment

·         Model the shared values of the School through consistent adherence to responsible and ethical principles

·         Proactively demonstrate a commitment to building high performance teams  


·         Administer a systematic and comprehensive planning and monitoring process for each functional area of the department

·         Collaborate with departments across campus on School activities, special events, and fund raisers

·         Demonstrate managerial leadership with daily problem solving, crisis management, and emergency response planning

·         Schedule and attend weekly departmental and monthly divisional leadership meetings

·         Provide a personalized and supportive approach to administering effective performance management practices with each team member

·         Develop and maintain key relationships between the School and external partners and vendors

·         Provide vacation and on-call relief for one or more of the team members


·         A strong background in all major areas of facilities repair and maintenance, with particular expertise pertaining to physical plants and the related systems of facilities operation

·         Minimum 10 years experience in construction and/or facilities maintenance or related position, with minimum 3 years’ facilities management experience at the senior level

·         Able to foresee, diagnose, and solve a wide range of maintenance and repair issues without direction or external assistance

·         Advanced understanding of and expertise with primary and secondary electrical systems, water, sewage and sanitation, tel/fiber communications, gas, HVAC, hydraulic, irrigation, and underground services as well as maintenance processes and methods

·         Technical proficiency with tools, motors, common appliances, and mechanical devices

·         Proficient with a variety of equipment, including vehicles, watercraft, tractors, lawn mowers and boom lifts, as well as an assortment of hand and electric tools

·         Proficient with common mechanical parts and materials procurement

·         Skilled at inspecting and troubleshooting equipment for maintenance and repairs

·         Experienced with the use of construction drawings, operating manuals, technical documents, and maintenance record keeping

·         Able to grasp the function and operations sequences of a variety of systems and to record systems-related data as needed

·         A thorough knowledge of and a commitment to safe workplace practices and a solid understanding of workplace compliance, including including labour standards, building codes, local codes and bylaws, BC Technical Authority, VIHA, Ministry of Environment regulations and standards, and OHS regulation (WorkSafeBC)

·         Ability to deal confidently with interpersonal issues and the associated challenges of leading teams

·         Must be detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines

·         Professional and ethical, with the proven ability to maintain the confidentiality of information

·         Excellent organizational, communications, team building, and problem solving skills

·         Current WHMIS, Waste Water Operator Level 1, and Domestic Water Purveyor certifications beneficial

·         Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) an asset

·         Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

·         Adaptable, dependable and willing to demonstrate significant flexibility with projects, assignments, tasks.  Willingness to accommodate work schedule flexibility throughout the year including acting as first point of contact during facilities and campus emergencies and sharing an on-call schedule with team members.



To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to the attention of Ciaran Gargan, Director of Operations, via email at [email protected]. Applications may also be mailed to:

Attention: Human Resources

Shawnigan Lake School

1975 Renfrew Road

Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1


Shawnigan Lake School is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Competition closes when filled.

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