Position Description

Maintenance Coordinator
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On behalf of its client, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), at its Historic Waste Program (HWP) Management Office (MO) in Port Hope, implements federal programs and projects related to the safe management of historic low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) across Canada. The scope of work includes characterization, cleanup and interim remedial work at historic waste sites in Canada as well as the construction, operation and environmental monitoring of waste storage facilities. The project is sponsored by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and led by CNL.

The Maintenance Coordinator will be the subject matter expert for field execution of Maintenance Activities that fall under Waste Water Operations.  This will included all equipment, equipment within buildings and the buildings themselves.  The Maintenance Coordinator will mentor maintenance/operations staff/contractors as required on specialized equipment and systems.  The Maintenance Coordinator will also be responsible for logistics coordination at the waste water treatment plants.



The Maintenance Coordinator shall report to the Senior Maintenance Specialist and is responsible for:

  • Working directly with Operations staff and contractors to maintain the waste water treatment plant facilities to ensure that Operational downtime is minimized.

  • Continuous monitoring/testing of specialized systems and equipment and liaising with the Waste Water Operations personnel for all waste water treatment plant facilities, and associated areas applicable.

  • Leading the field execution for all maintenance activities within Waste Water Operations.

  • Provide SME review on maintenance plans for items (equipment, buildings equipment) that do not have maintenance plans.

  • Be the field lead for all maintenance (meaning, inspection and calibrations as well as maintenance) activities for Waste Water Operations.

  • Identifying tasks to be performed by qualified CNL Employees and/or Contractors, and direct task outcome to ensure the equipment, buildings and building equipment belonging to Waste Water Operations are well maintained, calibrated and operable.

  • Train/mentor operations staff to perform maintenance activities.

  • Maintain equipment and/or building labelling, tagging.

  • Provide direction on system maintenance through monitoring of system parameters and field activities to provide early warnings of degradation or breakdown and prevent unplanned downtime.

  • Assisting the Operations Specialists with field data collection and compilation of asset information for data entry into the maintenance management system databases.

  • Provides notice and action plans on System Health through monitoring of field activities.

  • Regularly conducting concise and accurate field walk-downs of equipment to ensure adequate operability and maintainability of equipment and resolve potential maintenance problems.

  • Ensuring supplies, stock, materials, packages, and/or products are processed through the delivery and/or warehouse system efficiently and safely.



  • Graduation from an Institute of Technology or equivalent, with a minimum of 10 years' experience in industrial maintenance or construction, including two years of supervisory experience, or comparative experience.

  • Or Successful completion of a recognized apprenticeship and a Certified Electrician or Millwright license and a minimum of 10 years pertinent technical experience as a journeyman plus 2 years supervisory experience, or comparative experience.

  • Significant knowledge and experience in design, build and operation of specialized industrial systems and equipment.

  • Must have thorough knowledge in reading schematic prints for electrical, P&IDs, PLC logic.

  • Expert troubleshooting skills of specialized systems and equipment (eg. Waste Water Treatment) is essential.

  • Demonstrated organization and planning skills; ability to establish priorities; execute action plans; set and meet deadlines; monitor performance.

  • Good working understanding of electro-mechanical principles.

  • High standards of work ethic and excellent workmanship.

  • Good communication skills in English (verbal and written).

  • Must demonstrate the ability to assume responsibilities as described above.

  • Good working knowledge and experience to read and understand specifications and drawings and interpret complex construction drawings.

  • Must have experience with selecting and specifying process equipment relevant to Waste Water Operations facilities and maintenance management practices (eg. Reverse Osmosis systems).

  • Must be familiar with business software such as E-mail, MS Word, MS Excel and computerized maintenance management systems.

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