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Maintenance Manager

The Valens Company, 230 Carion Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Req #214
September 2, 2022

The Company:

At Valens, we believe in creating products for those who need them. We do things the right way without ever cutting corners. Whether it’s medical or recreational, local or international, we’re pursuing meaningful extraction, formulation, product development and testing to bring purposeful cannabis to the people.

We each have our unique story, but we have a common goal of creating exceptional products with the end user in mind. We celebrate team wins, big and small, by recognizing the role that everyone has played in it. It is about growing together, learning together and making a positive difference.


The Location:

  • Don’t miss this opportunity to help build and shape the growing cannabis industry!
  • Live, work and play in the sunny Okanagan where nature is at your doorstep.
  • Immerse yourself in an environment where championing the individual is not just a motto, it is a daily practice and how we succeed as a team.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Director Technical Development and Innovation, the Maintenance Manager is responsible for the mechanical and electrical operations and reliability of the Valens’ equipment and facilities. The Maintenance Manager will be required to collaboratively work with internal and external stakeholders to achieve, promote, and manage in house preventative maintenance, maintenance contracts, real time troubleshooting and minor upgrades. This includes but is not limited to, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, controls, and building envelope and interior finishings that meet Health Canada standards. As needed, the Maintenance Manager will support the planning and execution of projects that result in safety, infrastructure, and equipment upgrades, while managing the maintenance annual budget.

As a Maintenance Manager you will:

  • Lead in-house trades, facility staff and contractors in the delivery of maintenance/facilities work
  • Determine and prioritize the annual maintenance work schedule, including support of capital projects, as required
  • Oversee contracted installers of fire alarm, security system, video surveillance, and data networks
  • Conduct regular facility inspections to identify and address issues
  • Liaise with stakeholders to ensure the effective delivery of maintenance services and projects
  • Take responsibility for the maintenance staff recruitment, training, work assignments, performance management, attendance management, coaching and initiating corrective actions where necessary
  • Develop key performance measures and metrics for the direct team in collaboration with the Director, based on company core values and industry best practices
  • Respond to facility emergencies and safety related issues
  • Ensure compliance with local safety regulations in partnership with the Health and Safety Manager
  • Other duties as assigned by management

As a Maintenance Manager you bring:

  • Post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate in Engineering, Facilities Management, Business Administration, Construction/Project Management or demonstrated combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of direct experience in a related field, with a minimum of 3 years of leadership experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the BC Building Code, CEC, ASHRAE, CSA, and NFPA standards
  • Knowledge of project management principles and methodologies, capital projects, contract management, budget development, business case development and financial controls
  • Relevant Red Seal Ticket/Certification is an asset
  • Ability to lead, facilitate, influence and gain consensus with various stakeholders and teams
  • Highly conscientious and attentive; uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, including good presentation and report writing skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic maintenance management systems and ability to use Microsoft Office 365 and Excel
  • All successful candidates are required to pass background checks

As a valued member of the Valens team, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive total compensation and incentives
  • A top-notch extended benefits package including medical, vision and dental
  • An entrepreneurial and innovative environment that fosters growth and continuous learning

We are grateful for the interest in this role from all candidates, however, we will be contacting only those that are selected for next steps in the hiring process.  

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

The Valens Company is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a welcoming, inclusive, diverse and safe workplace where all of our team members have equal opportunity to succeed. We know this begins with recruitment. To honor our commitment, Valens encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, ages and abilities.


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