Manager Maintenance
Havelock, Ontario, CAN
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Covia is a leading supplier of minerals and material solutions to the industrial and energy markets. Covia’s rich legacy includes many achievements across industries and capital success through partnership.

Our ability to deliver the right product, to the right place, at the right time, is unmatched. Just as strong is our commitment to building partnerships that help our customers succeed.

Quality and innovation are at the foundation of Covia; but our real strength is our people. Covia employs a diverse and highly skilled team of professionals to convert natural minerals into engineered solutions for our customers.

Every member of our team has a valuable opportunity to help shape our future and make a positive impact on the world around us through our commitment to the locations where we live and work.


We strive to create an inclusive culture where diversity is valued and respected and where all feel included and engaged.

We are intentional in our efforts to bring Team Members together and create opportunities to contribute their unique skills, experiences and perspectives in the pursuit of Covia’s business growth objectives.

Enabling all Team Members to perform at their best while being themselves is fundamental to the Clearly Covia Values and Culture.

Covia is looking for a dynamic Maintenance Superintendent who will have a positive impact on the Operations team the Nepheline Syenite Operation located at the Blue Mountain facility.

The Maintenance Superintendent will be responsible for the safe definition, planning and completion of process related maintenance activities.

Working closely with process operations, the Process Maintenance Superintendent will provide guidance to the maintenance supervisors, coordinate with contractors, plant and mine operations and the technical services group to achieve planned goals, mechanical / electrical availability and production targets.

The successful incumbent will have the following Key Accountabilities :

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to working safely as an advocate and leader of a safe work culture for all employees
  • Responsible for maximizing the mechanical and electrical availability of all plant equipment via strategies for improving maintenance performance, including training, PM development, maintenance and development of computer-based maintenance management systems (CMMS).
  • Lead development of an overall asset management program including incorporation of predictive technologies, maintenance data, and work history
  • Provide leadership to prioritize work assignments to maximize employee productivity and optimize equipment utilization
  • Lead a team of mutli-disciplinary supervisors and hourly workforce to continuously improve performance.
  • Ensure employees are properly trained in areas of maintenance
  • Conduct field audits to determine to measure performance of the team
  • work orders for
  • In conjunction with the Operations Manager, set priority of resources and work schedules to achieve the production plans
  • Interface with supply chain for the purchase of spares, repairs and warranty issues
  • Work with outside vendors to provide technical assistance, resource and training support to department.
  • Build effective working relationships with all departments through participation at meetings and promoting daily, cooperative interaction
  • Provide leadership by administering fair and consistent personnel policy
  • Provide leadership in the effective implementation and support of a work order-based, preventive maintenance program
  • Provide input for formulating and defining policy at the plant and mine level
  • Direct, monitor and coach subordinates, observing their effectiveness and subsequently conducting performance reviews
  • Review reports and work plans; perform spot inspections of equipment
  • Provide technical assistance for failure analysis on related components in conjunction with equipment manufacturers
  • Direct, monitor and coach subordinates, observing their effectiveness and subsequently conducting performance reviews
  • Provide technical assistance for failure analysis on related components in conjunction with equipment manufacturers
  • Other duties as assigned
  • The successful incumbent will have the following Minimum Qualifications :

  • Minimum 10 years of plant mechanical or electrical maintenance management experience or 5 years of maintenance supervision experience and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field required
  • Prior maintenance management experience required
  • Experience with Canadian Mining Regulatory Agencies as well as Ontario Ministry of Labor
  • Familiarity with maintenance procedures, including preventive non-destructive diagnostic methodologies, repair and machinery application in an industrial environment required
  • Ability to communicate with technical specialists and to interpret technical drawings and specification documents
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well with others required including process operations, technical specialists, site operators, contractors, supply chain and other functions
  • Demonstrated ability to perform essential functions of position required
  • A passion for innovative concepts that can transform the business
  • Prior experience in a unionized environment preferred
  • Benefits :

  • Excellent Healthcare Benefits medical, vision, dental
  • 401K with company matching and fixed annual contributions
  • Vacation + Paid Holidays
  • Disability, Life / AD&D, and Long-Term Care Insurances
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • At Covia, we strive for and support a diverse workforce as we firmly believe this lays the foundation of our success. Our compelling culture supports inclusion, individuality and respect within the workplace.

    We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non-work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or military service or reserve or veteran status.

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