Facilities and Safety Supervisor

Halifax, NS
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About WCB

On behalf of WCB Nova Scotia, Venor is recruiting for a Facilities and Safety Supervisor.

By working to keep Nova Scotians safe, healthy, and on the job, and supporting them when their lives are impacted by workplace injury, WCB Nova Scotia is contributing to a safer, stronger province. We provide workplace injury insurance to approximately 19,500 employers and 335,000 workers across the province. Our vision is a Nova Scotia safe and secure from workplace injury.

WCB Nova Scotia is consistently recognized as a Top Employer in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia and has also been recognized nationally as a Top 100 Employer and as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

The Facilities and Safety Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the successful operation of the facility through the coordination of preventative maintenance (e.g. fire/life safety, parking, repairs, etc..), building security, and supporting other Core-related projects such as wall repairs, bathroom renovations, HVAC repairs, etc.

This role provides input and supports the development of contract specifications for facility services, space planning, and maintenance services (including daily cleaning, garbage removal, snow removal, grounds maintenance, window cleaning, and HVAC maintenance) and supports the tendering and evaluation process used to select suppliers. 

The Facilities and Safety Supervisor provides on-site supervision and liaison with all external contractors for construction projects; delivers the preventative maintenance program (including document management, reporting, ongoing development, and annual reviews), maintains inventory control of maintenance and cleaning supplies; locates and sources supplies for equipment and furniture; and assists other maintenance staff in maintaining security measures and distributing stock as required. 

The role is also responsible for leading the coordination of semi-annual physical inspections of the workplace; maintaining a regular schedule of shredding; preparing space and assisting with physical aspects of internal staff moves, monitoring the heating and ventilation systems daily; and performing emergency cleaning, garbage/snow removal and minor repairs as required. 

About You

As the successful candidate, you will champion contractor safety within the facility, be an active member of the Risk Response Team, coordinate CORe’s contribution to the annual Certificate of Recognition safety audit, and lead the fire and life safety program for the facility (including recruitment and training of Building Wardens and Evacuation Leaders, arranging fire drills, monitoring the safety leader boards, and other related tasks). 

As an employee at this level, you are responsible for following safe work procedures; using personal protective and safety equipment as required; knowing and complying with all regulations; reporting any illness or injury immediately to the manager; reporting unsafe acts and unsafe conditions; and cooperating with occupational health and safety initiatives. WCB is a “scent-reduced” working environment. WCB champions safety and promotes a diverse and respectful workplace. 

The selected candidate will have a minimum of a two-year diploma in building and manufacturing fields AND a minimum of five (5) years of experience in building maintenance including experience that has produced knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, and/or security functions, with at least three (3) years experience leading and coordinating contractor projects. Experience in reading and interpreting building drawings as well as applicable codes and standards is required. 

Experience in planning office layouts for renovations and experience in coordinating physical moves of equipment and people would be an asset. 

Please note that an equivalent combination of a diploma program in another area of study and significant additional experience in project supervision/management may be considered. 

The Offer

We offer a competitive compensation package including a salary range of $57,400- $71,800

Interested candidates can send their resume to Natalie Isaacs via natalie@venor.ca

Any offer of employment will be conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the WCB.

At Venor, we value and celebrate diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals of any race, color, religion, gender identity, orientation, national origin, or disability status.

WCB Nova Scotia is an equal-opportunity employer committed to supporting and developing our employees.

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