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Vancouver Airport Authority

Manager, Maintenance Services

Location Vancouver, Canada Job Code 24-24

YVR is a place of connection, bringing together people, places and cargo while ensuring a safe and efficient experience for everyone. Maintenance Services plays an integral part in the continued success and future vision of the Vancouver Airport Authority.

Position Overview 

The Manager, Maintenance Services oversees all facets of maintenance operations including facility, airplane stand, groundside, lighting, high voltage and plant. They will lead maintenance staff and contractors to ensure operational requirements are met. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Act as technical operational management representative, liaising with stakeholders to coordinate work and resolve issues
  • Manage and coordinate all maintenance work involving multidisciplinary teams to deliver and maintain assets in alignment with the greater strategy
  • Direct, coach and provide guidance and leadership to employees, promoting a respectful workplace environment; administer processes such as hiring, performance management, disability management and attendance management
  • Provide input and review into the development of Standard Operating Procedures, technical instructions and reference documentation
  • Identify and recommend resolutions to issues through investigations, root cause analysis and specialized studies

Key qualifications include:

  • Five years’ experience working in an airport and/or industrial plan environment, supplemented by a post-secondary education (i.e., trade certification) and/or Bachelor’s in Applied Science, Science or Engineering or the equivalent; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Experience conducting and facilitating field reviews and inspections as part of work quality reviews and asset lifecycle assessments and repairs, as well as developing and working with M Maximo and Qlik Sense
  • Demonstrated skills and expertise in incident and operations management
  • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to resolve complex technical issues that could become a risk to safety

Shift and weekend work are at times required as the Airport Authority’s Facilities Maintenance Department is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This position is open to Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

As part of our recruitment process, short-listed candidates will be required to participate in a leadership assessment.

Salary Range : $100,640 to $144,670 per annum, based on a 40 hour work week. This is individually tailored to reflect your unique experience, qualifications and internal equity. Performance-Based Incentive: Eligible for an annual bonus target at 15% of your annual salary.

At YVR, your work experience goes beyond the paycheck. We support your personal and professional development, well-being, and a thriving work culture with generous vacation days, extensive health benefits, retirement savings matching, wellness programs, community engagement, commuting support, and continuous learning opportunities. Learn more at

Please note that availability may vary based on employment type and is subject to certain eligibility requirements and potential changes by YVR.

Who We Are

YVR is more than just an airport. We connect our beautiful province and all it has to offer to the world. We are all leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, so no matter the department or team you’re a part of, the work you do matters.

At YVR, we are flexible in everything we do. We will work together to find ways to deliver customer excellence that helps us all thrive.

Whatever your background and wherever you’re from, you belong at YVR. If you have any questions about accessibility or require any assistance applying, please reach out at

Meet Some Team Members

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I love working at YVR primarily because of the people. YVR is constantly changing and striving for excellence. Everyone matters and it is so cool to work with this diverse group who really want to make a difference in how we support our customers and our community.

Jocelyn D.Member since 2022
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I love my job because my colleagues care about me as a person and appreciate the value I provide to my teams and the workplace. It’s also exciting for me because YVR is always changing and evolving, so I get front row seats in watching how we are constantly navigating and innovating. Every day is different at YVR and it is a constant adventure.

Jenny R.Member since 2015
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I’m proud that the work I do contributes to a better experience for travellers at YVR. I maintain and repair YVR’s state-of-the-art baggage systems at Canada’s second busiest airport – it’s a fast-paced environment with the latest technology and equipment. Baggage Maintenance Operations is a team sport and I’m honoured to say that I’m part of this team.

Dalbir T.Member since 2007
Vancouver Airport Authority


YVR is more than just an airport. We are leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, at the forefront doing the right thing and doing it well. We have been voted the Best Airport in North America for 12 consecutive years – an honour that’s attributed to the ongoing contributions from the best teams and partners. Join us at YVR to see what this means for you.

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YVR continually invests in our people to offer what you and your loved ones need so you can just thrive at work and in your community.

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We are committed to maintaining a learning culture – one that empowers and helps you grow your career within YVR. Along the way, we’ll celebrate both the small and big wins and work through every new opportunity together to help you get to where you want to be.

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