Lehigh Hanson Maintenance Engineer/Planner in Delta, British Columbia

AutoReqId: 6601BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Maintenance

Primary Location: Delta-BC

Job Posting:

Lehigh Cement a division of Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited is looking for a qualified Maintenance Engineer/Planner for the Delta, BC Plant.

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, the global market leader in aggregates with leading positions in cement, concrete and other downstream activities. Following the acquisition of Italcementi, the company employs some 63,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in around 60 countries.

This position will report to the Maintenance Manager and will be responsible for assisting with the tasks outlined below.


  • Coordinate maintenance activities for the plant. Schedule prioritized work from the work order backlog and produce regular work schedules to ensure required maintenance is performed. Manage the planning of all major equipment outages and significant repairs by utilizing project-planning techniques and software.

  • Coordinate the monitoring, evaluation and modification of the preventative, predictive and proactive maintenance programs to ensure maximum equipment uptime and efficient use of resources.

  • Support the mechanical/electrical maintenance functions of the plant through the following:

  • Work closely with production and other departments in developing the work schedules including the coordination of maintenance activities for efficient flow of operations.

  • Develop and maintain files and drawings for the maintenance department (eg. drawings, checklists, maintenance history, etc.)

  • Assist the maintenance manager in the preparation of the annual maintenance budget; the development of the department's long-term goals and objectives to meet the overall plant operational and cost goals.

  • Abide by the plant and corporate rules of conduct, health, safety standards to minimize injuries and lost time incidents. Report on the timing and completion of all safety related orders and notifications.

  • Facilitate weekly and monthly planning meetings as required to record and report the necessary repairs based on input from the production and other plant departments. Generate other maintenance-related reports as required.

  • Facilitate shutdown planning meetings as required to prioritize upcoming major repairs.

  • Manage the work order system (SAP), including recording completions of work orders, creating requisitions, capturing the parts required for each work order and ensuring work orders are created and released according to corporate guidelines.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong technical proficiency in mechanical and electrical areas

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree, or relevant trades experience is preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years of maintenance experience at an industrial facility is desired.

  • Solid understanding of preventive/predictive/corrective maintenance principles, techniques and technologies

  • Familiarity with industrial plant operations, plant equipment, repair techniques and resource planning

  • Working knowledge of purchasing principles.

  • Excellent organizational skills with a good working knowledge of filing systems for drawings, manuals and equipment records.

  • Solid computer skills including knowledge of computerized maintenance software; prior experience with project management software and electronic timekeeping systems a plus.

  • Strong communication skills to ensure coordination of work and completion of tasks

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including MS Excel, Word, Access, and Project

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic thinking and decision making.

  • Ability to perform tasks that include walking, climbing equipment, and working within confined spaces