Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor


Lewiston, US


The objective is to supervise, review, and administer skilled and non-skilled personnel to ensure proper corrective and preventative maintenance of the Project’s mechanical generating equipment and auxiliary station equipment (and possibly other outlying locations surrounding the Project) in a safe and efficient manner to achieve the maximum power generation at the least cost along with assigning the correct number of craft to complete LEM in a safe and efficient manner.


  • Prepare and monitor the day-to-day work activities of the crafts; work with the MRM department planner in scheduling work activities; oversee the safety and the labor relation activities for the department.
  • Implement the MRM program:
    • Ensure maintenance is performed as planned and scheduled.
    • Provide input and feedback to planning
    • Support the development and use of work plans, job plans, and job packages.
    • Review job packages to ensure they are complete and current prior to performance of the work.
  • Develop subordinates to provide a capable and reliable work force.
  • Ensure work crews perform quality work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with approved job plans, procedures, and practices.
  • Provide input and justification for the annual department budgets for maintenance requirements.
  • Encourage a “Safety First” attitude and environment by leading by example and through the Safety Action Plan.
  • Ensure that the work crews and craft personnel meet the facility planning and scheduling requirements.
  • Ensure that time reporting for maintenance tasks are accurate and reported in a timely manner.
  • Utilize work schedules submitted by Maintenance Planners to generate personnel assignments considering qualifications, availability, and overtime issues.
  • Interface with other 1st Line Supervisors.
  • Coordinate manpower with other departments to best utilize available manpower and shorten schedule outages.
  • Manage employees including performance management, salary administration, succession planning and workload balancing. Identify and recommend solutions to modify staff to meet NYPA needs.
  • Enforce the Bargaining Unit Agreement, administer disciplines and handle “Step A” grievance meetings.
  • Supervise and schedule custodial force.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A working understanding of the present and future operating systems throughout the Northern Regions area of maintenance control.
  • Good oral and written skills.
  • Ability to facilitate and address group meetings and also coordinate large scale outages involving many departments.
  • Skilled in problem-solving as they arise.
  • Good understand of the working systems used to schedule maintenance activities and as it applies to monitoring budgets and regulatory compliance.
  • Ability to mentor, coach, and administer discipline to the craft personnel as required and to acknowledge personnel on outstanding performance.
  • A working knowledge of the contract and corporate policies to effectively guide the department.
  • Supervisory and Managerial skills to ensure an orderly operation of the department as directed by the mission set forth for NYPA.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • High school education or equivalent with the ability to supervise craft personnel.
  • Completed a recognized apprenticeship training program or have equivalent experience.
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills.

Physical Requirements


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The New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $102,660 -$128,330. The salary offered will be determined based on the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across New York and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race/color, creed/religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, military status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy and related conditions, familial/marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest/criminal conviction record or any other category protected by law. 
NYPA/Canals will also provide reasonable accommodations during the hiring process related to candidates’ disabilities, pregnancy-related conditions, religious observances/practices and/or domestic violence concerns.  To request an accommodation, please email 

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