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Maintenance Planner

Date: Nov 16, 2018

Location: BIBLE HILL, NS, CA, B2N 4L7

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/14/2018  


Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal 


Maintenance Planner, Permanent, BIBLE HILL 


Competition # 17495  



About Us


The Fleet Services Division of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal supports the back bone of our provincial highway infrastructure. We ensure the equipment used to maintain, repair, and build Nova Scotia’s 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways, and 4,100 bridges, is always ready to go. 


If you are focused and committed to ensuring the safety of our roads and helping the public arrive safely to their destination, this is the opportunity for you.


About Our Opportunity


As the Maintenance Planner, you assist the Fleet Service Coordinator in planning and the day-to-day operations of the shop. You provide solutions and exceptional client service all the while identifying priorities and ensuring the effective delivery of services required to meet operational demands.


You are responsible for establishing, prioritizing and scheduling the work load of the shop including:


  • generating work orders
  • preparing project time cost estimates and reports
  • facilitating parts lists
  • maintaining preventative maintenance schedules for the fleet
  • ensuring availability of required parts and materials for fleet operations


About You


High School completion plus five (5) years of related work experience in an equipment and repair environment.


Thorough knowledge of heavy equipment, along with truck maintenance and repair trade practices is essential.  You must have exceptional computer skills including proficiency in using an electronic work order system. 


The following are considered assets:


  • experience with SAP Modules (Plant maintenance, Materials Management, and Controlling)
  • preparing job cost estimates for both labor time and parts
  • truck or heavy equipment mechanic background


As the ideal candidate, you are efficient at coordinating, planning, and scheduling daily operations in a fast-paced environment.  Your effective communication skills, both oral and written, are essential for collaborating with Department and Supplier representatives.  You use sound judgement and problem-solving skills when determining and establishing client service delivery targets. Consistently, you maintain a professional and courteous disposition and hold a high standard for client and customer service.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Other Considerations


Work is performed in a mechanical repair environment occasioned by smoke, gas fumes, and machinery noise.



Pay Grade:  MOS 18  


Salary Range:  $2,042.00 - $2,107.00 Bi-Weekly


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).


If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.  


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact


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