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Facility Operations and Maintenance Manager

NOC #70012

  • Environment Primarily outdoor work
  • Education Post-secondary degree
  • Average salary $72,000 to $156,000

Career profile

Facility operations and maintenance managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the day-to-day operations of a facility, (excluding the pressurized systems which require a power engineer licence). They ensure proper equipment is available and reliable, appropriate operations and maintenance resources are available to support the facility, personnel are properly trained, and roles and responsibilities have been clearly communicated. They develop and implement maintenance management systems and ensure health and safety programs and protocols are in place. Health and safety are important functions of this occupation.

Facility operations and maintenance managers interact with plant personnel, external suppliers and corporate management. They use computer applications for customer relationship management, project management, databases and time accounting are primary tools.

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In this occupation activities may include:

  • Managing and coordinating the efficient and safe daily operation of the plant
  • Developing and implementing schedules and procedures for safety inspections and preventive maintenance programs
  • Implementing plant-wide operations hazard awareness programs
  • Implementing the maintenance strategy
  • Directing the installation, maintenance and repair of facility machinery, equipment and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Preparing, planning and managing facility operations and maintenance reports and budgets
  • Preparing monthly expenditure forecasts for the plant manager


  • Facility Operation Managers typically require completion of a college or university program in a discipline related to facility operation and maintenance. Maintenance Managers require a trades certificate or completion of a college or university program in electrical or mechanical engineering. For both roles, an equivalent combination of technical training and experience in administration or maintenance may also be acceptable. Several years of supervisory experience in facility operations or maintenance are usually required.


  • Standard and emergency first aid
  • Respirator fit testing
  • H2S Alive®
  • Asbestos safety
  • Fall protection
  • Confined space entry
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

  • Minimal or no travel
  • Primarily outdoor work
  • Physical work
  • Work away from home/in camps

You’re organized and have a brain for details, which is how you stay on top of things. You are able to work with people and clearly communicate your needs.

  • Production and processing
  • Planning and organizing
  • Public safety and security
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Management of material resources
  • Management of personnel resources
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Time management
  • Management of financial resources
  • Computer use