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Maintenance Supervisor

Richmond, BC

Maintenance Supervisor



About Us 

STRIVE is a specialist recruitment firm offering proactive recruitment solutions in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Corporate Administration, and Manufacturing Operations. STRIVE supports various clients from small to medium-sized enterprises to Fortune 500 organizations for their permanent, contract, and temporary recruitment needs.


The Role 

At STRIVE, we are partnered with a client who is currently seeking an eager Maintenance Supervisor to join the maintenance team in their Richmond facility.

The Maintenance Supervisor will be overseeing a small team and providing hands-on guidance and mentoring to the maintenance staff. This will be a Monday-Friday day position. Please note there will be occasional on-call work.

This position offers the autonomy to grow within the company!


  • Diagnose the root causes of issues encountered on the production floor.
  • Address recurring problems by implementing preventative solutions and measures to maintain the continuous operation of production machinery, and identify permanent resolutions.
  • Collaborate with the maintenance team to offer support and guidance as needed.
  • Contact OEMs/Suppliers to order and secure parts in urgent situations.
  • Maintain accurate inventory records in the system, ensuring parts are received and stored correctly.
  • Produce KPI reports; analyze the data, provide feedback, and recommend solutions.
  • Serve as a liaison to contractors for resolving issues; foster positive relationships and rapport.
  • Request quotes, recommendations, and service reports from contractors; coordinate with the Maintenance Planner.
  • Shadow the maintenance team during PM activities, providing coaching and corrective action as necessary.
  • Proactively oversee scheduled PMs with the Planner to ensure the availability of required parts, materials, and manpower, guaranteeing timely completion.
  • Develop and implement process flow documents for production equipment.
  • Review, correct, and approve all employee timecards according to payroll schedules.
  • Manage scheduling, including approvals and coverage for vacations, absences, overtime, and ensuring proper support based on skill/position/plant requirements.
  • Monitor technician floor time and timecard entries in the system (tardiness, staying late, early punch-ins).
  • Initiate and conduct investigations into any internal issues or violations of company policies, determine the situation, and take disciplinary action if necessary.
  • Verify the accuracy of CMMS entries made by maintenance workers.
  • Confirm all maintenance activities and tasks in the CMMS; regularly audit PM completions and provide coaching to technicians as needed.
  • Implement preventative activities in the CMMS for maintenance technicians to follow, aiming to prevent and resolve recurring issues.
  • Continuously improve procedures and documentation related to the maintenance department.
  • Offer recommendations for equipment maintenance, efficiency, and productivity to prevent recurring issues and reactive responses.


  • 2+ years of supervisor experience in the maintenance and operation of process manufacturing equipment in a fast-paced environment
  • Educational background in Mechanical, Electrical, or Engineering
  • Journeyman Trade Designation (or equivalent) is considered an asset
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and PLC systems
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and conduct good root cause analysis techniques and resolve problems.
  • Knowledge of a continuous process manufacturing facility and strong experience with equipment overhaul, machining, pneumatics and hydraulics of processing equipment is considered an asset.
  • Experience using a CMMS system to report and track all maintenance activity is considered a strong asset (including computer and technical skills).
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs of the team (emergencies, on-call, occasional weekend/graveyard/flexible shifts).
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills to maintain a respectful and cohesive team.


  • $90,000-$110,000 per year
  • Bonus
  • Extended Health and Dental care
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking


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