Maintenance Manager (Marine)

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The Maintenance Manager (Marine) is an execution-oriented position that has the primary responsibility for ensuring the operational serviceability of all marine assets within the Lafarge A&C Marine Division.  As such, the Maintenance Manager (Marine) has ownership of planning and executing on both operational and deep level maintenance activities.  This includes developing work packages, managing maintenance budgets (operational and capital funds), managing contractors and maintaining asset certification.  The Maintenance Manager (Marine) is a mobile position that requires 24 hour accessibility to sites the ability to handle time sensitive and remote problem solving.  The Maintenance Manager (Marine) must be highly structured in their work approach and the ability to manage relationships across multiple unions, Government agencies and contractors.         


Health and Safety:  

  • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environment areas. Promotes a positive safety culture through leadership by example
  • Ensures safe and healthy working conditions in sites under his/her responsibility
  • Ensure strict compliance with all health and safety rules and country regulations
  • Reviews weekly toolbox talks and drill procedures
  • Reviews completed FLRAs by maintenance staff to identify compliance and opportunities for safety improvement
  • Maintain membership on the Joint Health and Safety Committee


Financial Management: 

  • Develops and implements strategies to achieve cost reduction goals and continuously looks for opportunities for improvement
  • Maintains and updates the five year maintenance plan for GVA Marine
  • Contributes to the monthly financial review of the P & L and Balance sheet. Communicates and builds actions accordingly.
  • Produces monthly, quarterly and annual maintenance spend forecasts.
  • Participates in the development of GVA Marine CAPEX files; administers and tracks CAPEX spend.


Operations Management

  • Interacts with crews and industry experts to develop best practices, processes and to ensure vessel activities are optimized and costs are best in class.
  • Effectively use Lafarge resources and programs to drive operational excellence.
  • Manages the development and review of KPI’s for maintenance activities.
  • Chairs periodic meetings with external stakeholder groups on berth operations and asset utilisation


Maintenance Management:

  • Ensures all assets meet and maintain legal certification requirements
  • Manages, through external and internal resources, the complete maintenance of boats, barges and berths within GVA Marine.
  • Establishes contracts with external service and product suppliers to support operational and maintenance requirements.
  • Maintains a live communication system to capture, track and monitor repair progress.
  • Maintains a live requisition system that captures requests and ensures requests are addressed in a timely manner to meet operational needs.
  • Raises, maintains and closes out work orders
  • Maintains a documented body of knowledge for GVA Marine with respect to maintenance tasks carried out.
  • Utilizes structure project management approaches to initiate, plan, execute, manage and close capital projects.
  • Undertakes purchasing of materials and services for maintenance and operational requirements


People Management:  

  • Identifies training development needs for Boat engineers and shore maintenance staff
  • Reviews timecards and overtime trends for unionized employees
  • Reviews employee performance on a periodic basis


Continuous Improvement

  • Establishes and maintains KPIs to drive continuous improvement strategy
  • Periodically reviews existing processes to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Proactively develops process innovation in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders


  • Direct Reports: two unionized Hourly
  • Indirect Reports: Nil Salaried, 7 Unionized hourly (two separate unions) and Nil Non-union hourly
  • Relationships: Works closely with Cement and Aggregate divisions for berth maintenance and providing technical support for Marine facilities. Works closely with industry maintenance facilities and contractors for both operational and deep maintenance activities.  Works with government agencies to ensure legal compliance.
  • Annual Revenue: $22-25 M
  • Volumes: 4.0-4.5 MTPY
  • Three Class II voyage tugs, 11 flat deck barges, 1 self offloading barge, depot and barge conveyors, four ramp berths, four deport berths, marine division workshop facilities.


Specific  Accountabilities

  • Operational maintenance budget for GVA Marine
  • Capital investment budget for GVA Marine
  • Class Certification for all vessels under Canada Shipping Act 2001



  • Engineering degree or combination of technical education and experience
  • Project Management professional designation (or equivalent) highly preferred


Experience and Skill Set: 

  • Minimum of eight years in the marine industry, five years of progressive management experience
  • Proven team leadership
  • Proven project management experience of capital projects over $2M
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication, negotiation and change management skills
  • Good knowledge of marine asset management and working in unionized environment
  • Ability to foster and grow a strong safety culture
  • Independent thinker
  • High capacity of working under pressure and stress
  • Able to effectively use computer systems
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations



·         Planning

·         Priority settings

·         Action oriented

·         Problem solving

·         Technical skills

·         Process management

·         Organizing

·         Conflict Management


Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment. 


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