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Maintenance and Facilities Manager – Burnaby, BC

Exciting times at the PNE! The new Maintenance and Facilities Manager will play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful launch of a new roller coaster by Summer 2024 and an amphitheater by 2026. This requires not only technical expertise but also a strong project management acumen. Join the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), a 113-year-old iconic non-profit organization in BC known for creating memorable experiences. The PNE hosts over 2 million guests annually through a diverse range of activities, including their famous summer and winter Fairs, Playland amusement park, concerts, trade shows, and more. Guided by their core values of Enthusiasm, Excellence, and Evolution. Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in British Columbia, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. If you want a great opportunity to grow your skills, there is no better opportunity! Give us a call at 1-855-733-7325 (RED)-(SEAL), text 604-343-3535, or apply online now. 

Salary: Lucrative Salary 


  • 100% company paid Extended Health, Dental and Vision Care 
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • Generous Pension Plan
  • Exciting and vibrant workplace culture (The new roller coaster has arrived and needs to be installed for 2024 Peak season!)
  • Flexible work environment
  • Access to free or discounted tickets for various shows, events, and sports games
  • Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, Fright Nights, and PNE Food Stands
  • Opportunity to create lasting memories and relationships

Shifts: Day Shifts: Off Season (Nov-May) M-F, Peak Season (June-Oct) Wednesday-Sunday


  • Red Seal or Ticket in Millwright or Heavy Duty Mechanics or Mechanical Fitter
  • 5-7 years of leadership experience in maintenance, construction, or project management
  • Leadership experience in a Unionized environment
  • Strong knowledge of construction and maintenance practices
  • Familiarity with heavy equipment operation
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with safety as a top priority
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Excel, and budget tracking
  • Flexibility to work weekends, weekdays, and extended hours
  • Knowledge of OH&S regulations and Collective Agreements is a plus.
  • Mechanically inclined, organized, safety-focused, hardworking, and a team player

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Playland projects, including maintenance, inspections, and setup/teardown of rides
  • Manage a team of full-time and casual Facilities & Maintenance staff
  • Develop a strategic asset management and maintenance plan for Playland
  • Implement maintenance schedules and safety standards
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and manufacturer guidelines
  • Provide direction on asset management and capital projects
  • Collaborate with safety consultants and regulatory bodies
  • Conduct risk assessments and ride inspections for guest safety
  • Manage budgets and timelines
  • Lead and develop a skilled and engaged team
  • Administer the Collective Agreement for staff
  • Act as the On Duty Maintenance Manager or Park Manager during the operating season
  • Perform other duties as required

Burnaby, located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, is a world-class city offering exceptional quality of life. With its stunning natural surroundings, including mountains, beaches, and forests, Vancouver provides unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities, from skiing to kayaking. The city is known for its diverse and inclusive community, vibrant arts and cultural scene, and renowned culinary offerings. Vancouver boasts a strong economy, driven by industries such as technology, film and television production, and sustainable resource management. 


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