Facilities & Maintenance Manager, Columbia Icefield (Summer 2023)

Job Locations CA-AB-Jasper
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(03/27/2023 5:39 PM)
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$55,000 - $65,000 / year

Incentive bonus based on performance

What will be your daily pursuit?

The Maintenance Manager will develop a well engaged team of cleaners and maintenance personnel who understand their importance in delivering a great experience for our guests and fellow team members.

What perks can you expect?

  • Full benefits including medical, dental, vision; RRSP matching
  • Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe 
  • Work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location 
  • Free access to Pursuit attractions for staff and family, send a friend at half the price! 
  • Discounted hotel stays under Pursuit’s lodging offerings, and discounted food & beverage and retail experiences 
  • The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends 
  • Access to subsidized mental health and wellness resources 
  • Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations 
  • Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks

What will you do in this job?

  • All buildings (Discovery Centre, Glacier Skywalk, and Employee Camp) are kept clean and well maintained  
  • Overall safety of our facilities as they pertain to our guests and staff 
  • Develop a preventative maintenance program all facilities with appropriate checklists, and follow up 
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with key partners including our waste water partners, Parks Canada, suppliers and repair personnel 
  • Being an active member of the management team of the Columbia Icefield 
  • All regular maintenance of our facilities located at the Columbia Icefield 
  • Annual start up and shut down of Icefield facilities 
  • Offer suggestions for capital improvements at that will improve efficiency, drive a positive guest and employee experience, and allow us to become better environmental stewards  
  • Motivating our maintenance team and ensuring clean and neat facilities 
  • Manage contractors within Icefield facilities 
  • Leadership responsibilities of 3 or more departments, and ability to delegate effectively 
  • Achieving revenue targets, and managing expenses to desired net operating targets
  • Develop budgets with senior leadership, forecast expenses
  • Manage expenses relative to expectations
  • Hire, train, schedule and onboarding new staff members
  • Develop, revise and update training materials to ensure training is consistently delivered
  • Hold staff accountable to all duties and expectations as laid out in the training materials
  • Provide an environment whereby maximized staff engagement is the culture
  • Keep all inventory storage and work areas organized, clean, and void of clutter
  • Provide on the floor leadership and role modelling for staff
  • Ensure that team leadership assets are efficiently used
  • Ensure all communications to customers and colleagues are professional in nature and crafted with respect
  • Uphold uniform and appearance standards
  • Actively participating in team’s activities during and after operational hours
  • Being on call 1 night per week at our staff accommodation – (MOD program)
  • Active member of the Columbia Icefield Management team, supporting peers & continually working at building a cohesive team which works together to achieve results.
  • Assisting in opening and closing of our staff accommodation, task can vary from cleaning, employee move in/out, uniform cleaning and common room cleaning
  • Other duties as assigned

What skills and experience do you need for this job?

  • 3+ years of leadership experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot problems, create and implement solutions 
  • Power engineer or other trade is a definite asset 
  • Well rounded in plumbing, carpentry, operation of boilers, heating and electrical systems 
  • Hands on manager 
  • Strong relationship building skills 
  • Hiring and performance management experience
  • Possess excellent conflict management skills
  • Valid Canadian driver’s license (with less than 5 demerit points)
  • Able to communicate fluently in English, secondary language skills are an asset

What will your work environment be like?

This fun, seasonal position starts April 1 and runs until December 1, 2023!

  • Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun! 
  • Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around national parks. 
  • Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi 
  • Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required 

This job description describes this role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole. 


To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required. 



EEO Information

Pursuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. Pursuit values diverse backgrounds and experience and we welcome all who are eligible to work in Canada to apply! We thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


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