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Facility operation managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of commercial, transportation and recreational facilities and the included real estate. Facility operation managers are employed by a wide range of establishments, such as airports, harbours, canals, shopping centres, convention centres, warehouses and recreational facilities. Maintenance managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the maintenance department within commercial, industrial, institutional, recreational and other facilities. Maintenance managers are employed by a wide range of establishments, such as office buildings, shopping centres, airports, harbours, warehouses, grain terminals, universities, schools and sports facilities, and by the maintenance and mechanical engineering departments of manufacturing and other industrial establishments.
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- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of commercial, transportation and recreational facilities and the included real estate
- Oversee the leasing of space in the facility and the included real estate and the development of marketing strategies
- Plan, organize and direct administrative services such as signage, cleaning, maintenance, parking, safety inspections, security and snow removal
- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects to modify commercial, transportation and recreational facilities and real estate
- Oversee the installation, maintenance and repair of real estate infrastructures including machinery, equipment and electrical and mechanical systems
- Plan and manage the facility's operations budget
- Prepare or oversee the preparation of reports and statistics related to areas of responsibility
- Hire, train and supervise staff.
- Direct the maintenance and repair of an establishment's machinery, equipment and electrical and mechanical systems
- Develop and implement schedules and procedures for safety inspections and preventive maintenance programs
- Co-ordinate cleaning, snow removal and landscaping operations
- Administer contracts for the provision of supplies and services
- Plan and manage a facility's maintenance budget
- Hire, train and supervise staff.
Outlook & Prospects for Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers in Halifax Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-05-31|
Currently the chances of qualified Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Management positions require considerable years of experience and are frequently filled from within the organization. There has been a reasonable balance between the supply of workers and the demand for workers, however recent investment in new and existing facilities, may increase opportunities down the road.
There are numerous potential employers in the Halifax area between the Port of Halifax, the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, shopping malls, sports facilities, universities, and other establishments. The Port of Halifax has been investing in its infrastructure in order to attract larger ships and build capacity, and has experienced growth in cargo volume and the number of cruise passengers over the first nine months of 2010, compared to 2009. Armour Transportation Systems also opened a new $15 million dollar logistics facility in 2009, which employs nearly 250 people employed and provides a transload operation for goods coming through the Port of Halifax. Metro Transit is also looking to increase the number of transit employees in order to keep pace with a growing ridership, which will require additional buses and ferries. Once the Canada Games Centre opens in 2011, new opportunities should arise within this occupation.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 04 - Nov 08, 2013
- GoodLife Fitness continues to expand in Nova Scotia, with the opening of a fitness centre on Barrington Street in Halifax. The company now has 11 facilities in the Halifax area, and also locations in Truro, New Glasgow, and Antigonish.
- A business that offers high intensity fitness workouts to clients, 3rd Degree Training, has opened in Burnside Park in Dartmouth. The company also has two locations in Prince Edward Island.
- Maritime Reptile Zoo has opened at 75 Akerley Blvd. in Burnside. The business caters to walk-in visitors, school visits, day camps and birthday parties.
- Fairlanes Bowling will close its alley in the Halifax Shopping Centre at the end of June 2013. Twenty workers, including 3 fulltime employees, will be affected.
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