IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for an SITE/OPERATIONS /MAINTENANCE MANAGER for our commercial waste, recycling collection and processing client in Edmonton, AB.

We have an immediate need for an experienced Site/Operations/Maintenance Manager to join our clients who bring over 20+ years of experience in commercial waste, recycling, and organics collection and processing. They’ve established and implemented successful waste diversion and collection programs for everything from multinationals through local businesses and municipalities alike. This role is a rebuild and the intentions are to oversee an entire truck fleet at this location.
This role reports directly to the Owner/CEO.

The responsibilities of the Site/Operations/Maintenance Manager are numerous. Most simply, the Site/Operations/Maintenance manager must coordinate the operators, equipment, and equipment mechanics to perform the duty of equipment maintenance and staffing with the goal of completing collections for our Clients in a safe, fair and reliable manner.
The site is currently only 2 employees, 2 pieces of yellow iron (1 loader, 1 excavator), 2 compactors that pack closed top walking floor trailers and are fed by the loader/excavator, a fuel tank, and a CNG compressor/fill station. Up to 100 visits daily of third-party clients that drop waste loads at this site. They handle the material in a stockpile and then load it into the compactors which compress it into the trailers and are then hauled to Landfill.
These responsibilities will therefore entail all aspects of operator management: hiring, training, coaching, supporting, disciplining, and firing if necessary. In regards to the equipment, these responsibilities will mean being intimately familiar with each unit under an Operations Manager’s hand including the ticks and nuances of each truck, as well as their proper operation, their limitations, their strengths and weaknesses, and all aspects of necessary preventive maintenance.
Finally, an Operations Manager must support his Mechanics who are tasked with the repair and maintenance of the equipment and do require a pair of helping hands now and again in the Shop as well as support on parts, support on communicating preventative maintenance and proper operation methods to operators; and finally, service and repair scheduling.
This position is also responsible for managing maintenance and building services while focusing on safety, quality and operational efficiency.
The position is accountable for the development, planning and management of the maintenance and engineering activities required to ensure safe and optimal operational efficiency of terminal equipment and processes. Manages the ongoing modification of and improvement to the facility to ensure ongoing competitiveness and profitability.
Plans, develops, organizes and supervises repair and maintenance programs to ensure equipment installation and Terminal is maintained in good operating condition.
Directs and supervises the Maintenance Supervisors in completing their work assignments.
Analyzes new technologies in processing, recommends enhancements as appropriate, and plans and manages project teams in the implementation of approved new/revised systems and processes.
Plans, develops, organizes, and monitors systems such as equipment records, scheduling, reporting and a preventative maintenance system to ensure equipment is properly serviced and maintained with the most efficient utilization of manpower and materials.
Administers and monitors divisional and corporate policies.
Develops major and minor repair and maintenance budgets for the Terminal; monitors and explains deviations from budget.
Develops capital budgets and directs capital related projects.
Manages engineering projects related to improvement and protection of assets.
Ensures requirements and licensing fees are met relating to appropriate government agencies.
Manages and monitors personnel issues relating to all maintenance department staff.
Communicates management information and plans through written correspondence, meetings and presentations.
Participates in the development and conduct of Safety Training and Staff Development Programs for repair and maintenance personnel.
Investigates new methods and procedures for repair and maintenance of terminal equipment and selects and implements improvements that are economical and feasible to the physical plant.
Drives continuous improvement to sustain and enhance productivity.

Hires, promotes, and discharges staff within company policy and provides for effective staff development.
Performs other duties as required.
• Manages maintenance plans and programs to increase uptime and profitability while providing the necessary support for ongoing operations. Includes mechanical and electrical services, boilers, steam production and automation.
• Oversees and coordinates maintenance service requirements outsourced to external service providers.
• Overall responsibility to ensure all site assets are maintained in good working condition and to oversee all grounds maintenance.
• Participates in the development and implementation of capital projects of financial or risk benefit to the facility.
• Manages the in house critical spare parts inventory and related procurement processes.
• Ensures documentation of maintenance processes is complete and provides reports as required.
• Responsible for all aspects of human resource management including hiring, promoting, performance management, and discharging within company policy. Provides for effective staff development according to requirements. Manages power engineering staff.
• Manages equipment conditions and work practices to ensure that safety standards are maintained in accordance with requirements and government regulations.
• Helps to promote an environment that fosters team work and safe work practices. Promotes efficient initiatives through participation, training, and staff engagement in continuous work improvement activities.
• Performs other duties as required.
The performance of managers on the above duties will form an integral part of the manager’s performance review. Some of these duties may be undertaken in collaboration with a Safety background.

We need a clean, organized, predictable and regimented operation that focuses on preventative maintenance and inspections for the 2 pieces of yellow iron, 2 staff, and 2 compactors.
The person we are looking for PRIMARILY needs to be a thorough, consistent, and stern equipment maintenance focused individual. Who also has the ability to hold operations staff accountable. Most of the daily operations revolve around the heavy equipment. If the heavy equipment is in good repair (necessitating regimented inspections and preventative maintenance servicing) then by-and-large the operation runs well. The only other ingredient are concrete, organized, and explicit requirements/directions to the operators, and then holding them to account to perform their duties and activities, and without a fear to relieve under-performing staff of their positions.
7+ years Operations Management experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution would be considered an asset.
Proven strategic planning skills.
Ability to work independently with a highly proactive work style.
Ability to partner across all levels and functional areas of the organization to ensure customer needs are met.

Minimum six (6) years progressively responsible experience including supervisory experience
Grade 12 or recognized equivalent.

Either a journeyman certificate or an engineering degree or certificate.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience that result in the required level of knowledge skill and competence will be considered.
Demonstrated understanding of industrial maintenance
Demonstrated leadership ability, planning and organizational skills.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Computer competent.
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers.
Ability to resolve customer issues.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Word Document to


IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for a MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR for our Warden, WA client.

This position is responsible for assigning, coordinating, and participating in the day-to-day maintenance activities of machinery and equipment at a Canola processing facility, while ensuring the provision of safe, timely and efficient service.


Plans, coordinates and participates in work activities generated through CMMS to manage preventative and corrective work orders so as to minimize processing downtime while ensuring a high standard of workmanship and acceptable standards of production and safety.

  • Researches alternative materials, checks pre-ordered material and makes local purchases.
  • Participates in work site business planning meetings as required with local management.
  • Coordinates local contractor services. Assists maintenance staff to expedite other projects as required.
  • Identifies safety training requirements, explains safe work practices to be employed in various work assignments and ensures safe working practices are followed by internal and external personnel on the work site.
  • Compiles accurate, timely and legible administrative documents including time certificates, job completion reports, pre-maintenance records, purchase orders and expense accounts, through the use of a computer.
  • Ensures company equipment and material receives proper care custody, maintenance and usage.
  • Maintain Preventative/Corrective Maintenance Program through CMMS and prepare monthly reports on Completed/Outstanding Work Orders.
  • Tracks all Critical Equipment.
  • Actively participates in morning production meetings.
  • Leads the maintenance department morning meetings.
  • Identifies, implements and communicates management and operational “best practices” to colleagues within Canola Processing.
  • In conjunction with operations staff, develops and provides training to employees in the operation of processing equipment. Provides ongoing technical support to operations staff.
  • Evaluates employee performance and makes recommendations to the manager on the hiring, promotion and discharge of employees.
  • Guides and mentors team members in accordance with department requirements to build and support a high performing team.
  • Creates and maintains Maintenance Shutdown Schedule which includes both hours and costs.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Minimum of four (4) years progressive experience in a maintenance and repairs position.

Journeyman level certificate, in the Industrial Mechanic/Millwright trade is an asset, supplemented with supervisory training course.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience that result in the required level of knowledge skill and competence will be considered.

  • Experience in reading building plans and blueprints.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the functions of the job.
  • Familiar with CMMS programs.
  • Previous Supervisory experience an asset.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Word Document to