Sep 01, 2023

Maintenance Team Lead

$20.00 - $25.00 hourly
  • Fogo Island, NL, Canada
No Vaccination Mandate Construction

Job Description

Who We Are

 Shorefast is one of North America’s most creative and notable social enterprises and the charitable organization behind the world-renowned Fogo Island Inn and Fogo Island Arts. Shorefast’s work has garnered significant international interest including a feature on 60 Minutes and named in The New York Times’ 52 Places for a Changed World.

Shorefast is committed to building economic and cultural resilience on Fogo Island while making it possible for local communities to thrive in the global economy; we’re forging a new path at the intersection of business, philanthropy, and community economic development.


The Opportunity

The Maintenance Team Lead based on Fogo Island, will support the Maintenance team in performing a variety of functions. The Maintenance Team Lead will report to the Director, Construction, Facilities Systems and Special Projects.  Working in a fast-paced environment, the incumbent will demonstrate a positive can-do attitude, while ensuring the Shorefast’s maintenance team is supported, and the department is organized to run in a smooth manner.

What You’ll Do

Reporting to the Director, Construction, Facilities Systems and Special Projects.


·       The Maintenance Team Leader will lead maintenance teams responsible for repair of electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), carpentry, painting, and other building systems.

·       Planning, coordinating repairs, maintenance, and refurbishments of all systems for Shorefast properties.

·       Monitors and keeps accurate records of all repairs and maintenance performed by Maintenance Team.

·       Must be knowledgeable in the use of computerized programs and systems, including word processing, e-mail and maintenance management software. Experience with IQtrac a huge asset.

·       Ensures the implementation of continuous preventative maintenance programs.

·       Ensure tasks are scheduled, assigned and completed properly by the maintenance team.

·       Responsible for ensuring the maintenance and cleanliness of all Shorefast Properties and tools and equipment in all shop areas.

·       Establish proper inventories of materials, parts and products.

·       Source and prepare orders of material and parts as needed.

·       Enforce and follow all applicable safety rules and procedures and ensure all maintenance team members are adhering to safety standards.

·       Work in a collaborative and positive manner with all members of the Shorefast team.

·       Must be willing to work weekends and overtime as necessary.

·       Other duties as required.


Qualifications you’ll bring

·       Relevant education at the post-secondary level (degree or diploma), red seal certification in a trades related field or equivalent experience.

·       Red Seal Certification in Refrigeration or HVAC considered a strong asset.

·       Minimum of five years experience supervising maintenance programs considered a strong asset.

·       Valid Canadian driver’s license is an essential requirement.

·       Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

·       Computer skills such as using Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, maintenance based software and email.

·       Capable of maintaining accurate, up to date records.

·       Possess a demonstrated ability to effectively organize and lay out work programs.

·       Must be able to produce accurate reports and written recommendations.

·       Be a proven and strong team player.

·       Positive, outgoing, ambitious, and energetic.

·       Organized and strives for perfection.

·       Team player with a roll up your sleeves approach to getting the job done.

·       A passion for small communities.


What we offer:

·       An engaged, highly supportive, and collaborative environment

·       The opportunity to work in a thriving social entrepreneurship

·       A commitment to recruiting, promoting, and training qualified individuals at all levels within the organization

·       Competitive salary and compensation plan

·       A dynamic culture that encourages and rewards the entrepreneurial spirit


To Apply:

Submit a cover letter & resume, subject line Maintenance Team Lead

Deadline for Applications: October 1st, 2023 or Until Filled

We are grateful for all applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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