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Vancouver Airport Authority

Manager, Fleet Maintenance

Location Vancouver, Canada Job Code 24-103

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 

As Manager, Fleet Maintenance, you will oversee all facets of maintenance operations for light and heavy fleet, from passenger vehicles to fire trucks and runway snow clearing equipment that supports a dynamic 24 hour per day operation.  You will be responsible for leading maintenance staff and contractors to ensure operational requirements are met, while considering the full impact that your decisions will have on customers, stakeholders, employee wellbeing, labour relationships and access to resources. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute the Crew Management Strategy – act as the technical operational management representative and coordinate all fleet maintenance work.
  • Hire, direct, coach, train and provide guidance and leadership to employees, promoting a respectful environment in the workplace; resolve staff issues, including disciplinary action, as required in the maintenance and management of all light and heavy fleet assets.
  • Develop a multi-year fleet replacement plan and optimize the deployment of fleet assets through a data driven approach to support financial, climate (net zero) and operational objectives.
  • Provide input and review of the development of Standard Operating Procedures, performance and service level KPI’s, technical instructions and reference documentation, and technical review and guidance for operations and maintenance procedures, compliance records and risk assessments.
  • Identify and recommend resolutions to issues through investigations, Root Cause Analysis and specialized studies
  • Liaise with a wide range of technical and trades resources to drive continuous improvement efforts and explore emerging technologies.
  • Develop partnerships with service providers and suppliers.
  • Continuously monitor, analyze and implement improvements to service delivery of fleet through a customer focused approach.
  • Ensure digital integration with YVR’s computer maintenance management system.
  • Ensure and promote strong YVR aligned safety culture across the team.
  • Participate in or oversee special projects and other assignments supporting asset maintenance and operations at YVR.

Key qualifications include:

  • Five years’ experience working in an airport and/or commercial fleet environment, supplemented by a trade certification and/or a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, Science or Engineering; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Experience conducting and facilitating field reviews and inspections for work quality reviews, as well as asset lifecycle assessments and repairs
  • Demonstrated skills and expertise in incident and operations management
  • Well-honed decision-making skills

We are looking for a passionate individual to lead the planning, maintenance and management of our light and heavy fleet. We have some of the most state of the art heavy fleet available in an airport environment including snow clearing equipment and aircraft rescue fire fighting trucks, and you would be responsible for leading a team to ensure their performance in a dynamic, 24 hour per day operations. You can check out some of our unique equipment here and here

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.

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

Salary Range : $100,640 to $144,670 per annum, based on a 37.5 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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