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Maintenance Coordinator

Job Type: 
Maintenance / Trades
Town of Slave Lake
Job Description : 

Under the direction of the Regional Fire Chief, the Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, scheduling and carrying out regular maintenance for the fire department’s equipment, vehicle fleet and facilities.

Position Reports To:
Regional Fire Chief or designate.

Employees That Report Directly To This Position:

Job Responsibilities:


  • Develop and facilitate the preventative maintenance program.
  • Responsible for all equipment maintenance according to established preventative maintenance and routine maintenance schedules.
  • Performs maintenance and repair to all fire department equipment to provide a safe and well-maintained fleet. Repairs and maintains other department equipment as required.
  • Coordinate apparatus pump tests and aerial ladder certifications as scheduled.
  • Ensure fire hose tested annually.
  • Ensure SCBA is checked regularly, and flow tested annually.
  • Ensure Hall inspections are carried out, and any deficiencies are repaired and, or reported.
  • Maintain SCBA air compressor and acquire air samples to be sent in for testing semi annually.
  • Ensure ladder tests are performed annually.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned.


  • Provides financial requirements for annual budget in conjunction with fire chief (equipment related).
  • Maintains accurate and complete equipment repairs and maintenance records.
  • Maintains a reasonable inventory of shop supplies and provides the Fire Chief with a detailed inventory list of all equipment and fleet on an annual basis.
  • All purchasing must be within Town’s approved purchasing procedures.
  • Keeps up-to-date of new practices, techniques and innovative methods pertaining to equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Ensures all necessary check sheets are completed and authorized after emergency calls, training, and other activities.
  • Participate in regular officers’ meetings to identify and resolve problem areas, when requested.
  • Using FirePro, or equivalent database maintain accurate records of completed work and individual vehicle costs of operation.

Health and Safety

  • Health and Safety: Must adhere to all safety standards under the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, Town Policies and Procedures and WHMIS Guidelines. For specific responsibilities of this position, refer to the Town’s Health and Safety Policy, Section 2 – Responsibilities for CAO, Directors, Supervisors and Workers.

Work Schedule:

Days and hours of work may vary in accordance with requirements of the Department and directives of the Fire Chief or designate. A work week will consist of forty (40) hours per week Monday to Friday, however days and hours will vary according to requirements of the department.

Authorities of This Position:

  • Under the direction of Fire Chief or designate, arrange for cost efficient scheduling of all regular required maintenance.
  • In conjunction with the fire department staff remove from service until repaired any piece of equipment deemed unsafe to operate. Develop and follow the procedure.
  • Provide equipment summary reports and recommend replacement of equipment when optimal.

Skills and Abilities

This position requires an individual who demonstrates the following competencies and behaviors in order to fully meet the requirement of the position:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills in dealing with staff, volunteer fire fighters, and the public.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and independently. Able to assist and support other staff and to facilitate a team environment through personal behavior, work conditions and the sharing of expertise and knowledge.
  • A positive professional and supportive approach based on trust, respect and integrity.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of preventive maintenance program, inventory control and fleet management.
  • Proficient organizational, time management and scheduling skills.
  • Mechanically inclined with the knowledge and ability to operate machinery and equipment.
  • Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather.

Required Qualifications of This Position:

  • Grade Twelve (12) or equivalent.
  • Must possess Journeyman Mechanic Certificate
    • Heavy Duty Mechanic (would be an preferred)
    • EVT certification (would be an asset)
  • Three to five years experience in preventive maintenance program and mechanics.
  • Knowledge of Fire Services equipment and vehicles would be an assist.
  • Must possess Alberta Class Three Drivers’ License, Air Brake Endorsement and provide an abstract upon request.
  • Working knowledge of computers including competency with the Microsoft office suite, PM Program, database system and outlook calendar.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Closing Date: 
February 9, 2018
Application Return: 

Please send resumes and cover letters to:

Box 1030

Slave Lake, AB T0G2A0 

or email to hr@slavelake.ca