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Vancouver Airport Authority

Maintenance Planner

Location Vancouver, Canada Job Code 24-73

YVR is a place of connection, bringing together people, places and cargo while ensuring a safe and efficient experience for everyone. Maintenance Planning plays an integral part in to the success of the airport system by ensuring effective maintenance to maximize the usage of facilities and assets within sea island.

Position overview
We have a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Maintenance Planner in the Facilities Maintenance Department. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in making improvements to maintenance productivity by developing work plans and procedures, and by having the right jobs ready at the right time.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning and scheduling all work orders for the assigned crews; this will be done in collaboration with Operations in order to ensure minimal impact to the airport.
  • Creating, using and maintaining plant history, and other technical files
  • Developing and reviewing work plans for maintenance jobs.
  • Reviewing completed work orders for information, remarks, variances and other data; this includes following up with other departments to ensure that standards are being met on a consistent basis.
  • Analyzing data that allows for the preparation of complex reports regarding performance
  • Staging the parts and tools required for scheduled jobs
  • Supporting contracted maintenance services, by requisitioning PO’s, escorting/overseeing work in secure/common areas

Key qualifications include:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a planning role, preferably in a similar facility, supplemented by a trade certification and/or a college certificate or diploma in a technical field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • General knowledge of various trades (electrical, mechanical, millwright, HVAC, etc.) in order to plan work appropriately, both immediate and longer term
  • Good understanding of the operational impacts of construction activities
  • Excellent working knowledge of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), preferably Maximo; a certificate in any CMMS is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of building facade and building systems including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; plumbing, gas piping, fire protection, sewer systems; and various electrical systems
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations involved in estimating and purchasing
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to research, interpret and apply information from files, drawings, manuals and reports
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license

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

Salary Range : $76,809 to $100,387 per annum, based on a 40-hour work week. This is individually tailored to reflect your unique experience, qualifications and internal equity.

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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