District Equipment Manager - Northern Ontario
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District Equipment Manager - Northern Ontario

Posted on 07-Jan-2019 by Miller Waste Systems
Location Nipissing, North Bay

Job Description:


This position requires an individual with a strong understanding of equipment asset management through the life cycle to ensure maximum efficiency is brought to the delivery of equipment operations. Must have strong interpersonal skills to manage, mentor, and guide equipment personnel.

The primary focus will be to ensure that the equipment is properly maintained and operates cost effectively, with a high level of reliability. You will be responsible for annual budgeting, monthly cost analysis reports, asset replacement requirements and improving utilization by contract. This position requires a self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented individual.


  • Technical and financial responsibility for all Northern Ontario District equipment for Miller Waste Systems Inc. (North Bay/Owen Sound/Barrie)
  • Provide leadership to equipment staff; train and mentor staff to develop skills
  • Work with inventory control personnel and work closely with supply vendors and Miller Waste Corporate Purchasing office to ensure proper pricing
  • Enforce all company policies and procedures
  • Ensure a safe work environment for all employees; develop, implement and maintain processes, procedures and programs to improve safety, productivity, efficiency and communication
  • Ensure the preventive maintenance program are scheduled correctly and the systems remain current
  • Assist in diagnosing mechanical problems and provide direction on repairs to be completed
  • Provide assistance in scheduling of the repair and preventative maintenance work
  • Oversee new hires, annual reviews and progressive improvement plans
  • Monitor equipment and employee files, shops, facilities, and surroundings to maintain a clean and tidy operation as per Miller standards
  • Prepare annual budgets; monitor and take necessary steps to ensure equipment costs remain within budget
  • Analyze equipment costs on a monthly basis and provide periodic cost analysis
  • Liaise with operations staff, working closely to maintain a positive and productive line of communication
  • Ensure equipment personnel are working at the highest level of safety and productivity while minimizing overtime whenever possible
  • Provide recommendations on asset life expectancies, replacement schedules and new asset specifications
  • Review asset utilization and cost to determine most cost effective units for high and low utilization
  • Ensure fleet maintenance software is fully utilized and that electronic documents are processed in a timely fashion
  • Supervise building and property related preventative maintenance, repairs and costs (HVAC system, doors, sprinkler systems, docks, plumbing, etc.)


  • Minimum of 5 years management experience
  • 310T Truck and Coach Technician license (required)
  • 310S Automotive Service Technician license (an asset)
  • Strong 310T trade expertise and proficiency
  • Above average ability to diagnose and rectify mechanical, electrical and hydraulic faults
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Above average computer skills – knowledge and experience with Microsoft Outlook and Excel a definite asset
  • Excellent communication, organizational and self-management skills
  • Be self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Experience in meeting deadlines with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and stressful conditions
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