Position: Maintenance Manager (WT) 

Division: Utilities and Environment 

Department: Saskatoon Water

Term: 1 Permanent Full Time position(s) available.

Closing Date: 10/04/2022 

Labour Group: SCMMA 

Posting:  1442 

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the maintenance of the Water Treatment Plant and remote sites to ensure their continuous operation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Plans, schedules and supervises the maintenance and operation of all Water Treatment Assets including machinery, instrumentation, process controls, boilers, piping and appurtenances, and the buildings and grounds.
  2. Supervises assigned staff; assists with hiring, establishes work assignments, assesses staffing needs, identifies and pursues other resources if necessary.  Plans and approves staff development.  Assists with performance management and, when required, disciplinary action.
  3. Plans and participates in the development and incorporation of action items from the safe work management program and Occupational Health and Safety Committee meetings.  Serves as co-chairperson on the Occupational Health and Safety Committee as required. 
  4. Responsible for the development and management of the Asset Management System including the electronic AMS and associated business processes.
  5. Oversees the purchase, receipt, storage and use of all materials and supplies in accordance with the approved maintenance budget.  Prepares specifications and evaluates bids for the purchase of equipment and supplies.
  6. Assists with identifying capital development needs, details the specific technical functional requirements and assists with the preparation of related capital budgets.  Develops and maintains a program of condition monitoring and performance of assets to support capital budgets. 
  7. Assists in development of the maintenance budget, and works in liaison with the Plant Manager to develop the 30 year capital replacement budget.
  8. Assists with the commissioning of all related capital projects including integration with the AMS, new budgeting, and Standard Operating Procedures. 
  9. Performs the duties of the Water Operations Manager or assist with Plant Manager duties, as required.
  10. Supports and promotes the health and safety of employees and the general public in accordance with the Saskatchewan Employment Act, Saskatchewan Health Regulations and Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and the City of Saskatoon’s administrative Occupational Health & Safety policies and departmental procedures.  Maintains and monitors programs which affect public and employee health and safety.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Degree in engineering or a related degree, and registration with a related professional body.
  • Possession of certification as a Maintenance Management Professional from the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada, certification may be obtained after offer of employment. 
  • Possession of a Class IV Water Treatment Operator certificate, certification may be obtained after offer of employment. 
  • Four to six years’ progressively responsible related management experience including the ability to build a high performance team and to mentor, coach and develop staff. 
  • Possession of valid first aid and CPR certificates.
  • Considerable knowledge of corporate safety practices, procedures and policies, including Saskatchewan Employment Act, Saskatchewan Health Regulations and Standards, Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and the City of Saskatoon’s administrative Occupational Health & Safety policies. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and direct the work of technical and operational staff.
  • Ability to work both independently and effectively in an interdisciplinary group environment. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship

Weekly Hours: 36.67 

Salary Range: $95,473.92 to $112,058.88 CAD per annum (2022 rates)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 


The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talent.acquisition@saskatoon.ca.