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Lead - Physical Plant Services

Requisition ID: 348963  

Position Number: 111-71165-D290-02

Competition #: NU-23-062

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Morden

Site: Southern Health-Santé Sud

Work Location: Portage District General Hospital

Department / Unit: Physical Plant Services  

Job Stream: Non-Clinical  

Union: Non-Union 

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible  

FTE: 1.0  

Anticipated Shift: 7.75 hour shifts 

Daily Hours Worked: Days

Wage Rate: As per non-union/management compensation package


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient- centered clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Regional Manager ‐ Physical Plant Services where applicable, the Lead ‐ Physical Plant Services is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the direct on‐site operations of the Physical Plant Services department. Through a collaborative process, the incumbent works with the Regional Manager ‐ Physical Plant Services and/or Director of Health Services where applicable, and provides input on the development, integration, maintenance and management of the Regional Physical Plant Services programs’ strategic plans, policies, processes, code and standard compliance through program working groups to accomplish corporate goals and objectives. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the overall delivery and operation of Physical Plant Services at their designated site(s).


The incumbent exercises an appropriate high level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values and the policies of Southern Health-Santé Sud.




• Completion of Grade XII Education (Manitoba Standards)

• Completion of Post‐Secondary Education relevant to the position

• 4th Class Power Engineer Certificate as recognized by the Province of Manitoba

• Completion of Management or Supervision courses/training

• Other combination of education and experience may be considered

• A combination of Experience, Education and Knowledge of equipment and systems associated in a healthcare facility or related setting

• Knowledge of and ability to read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, and equipment manuals

• Proficiency in computer programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Applications and Outlook

• Minimum five (5) years relevant Physical Plant Services experience in a healthcare facility or related setting

• Minimum three (3) years in a Management/Supervision capacity required

• Experience in Human Resource Management which includes: Labour relations, collective agreement interpretation, discipline process, training needs assessment, performance appraisals, and absenteeism review

• Understanding of Electrical, Plumbing and carpentry needs in health care facilities

• Technical ability to perform building maintenance services in emergent situation

• Demonstrated ability to take charge and initiate actions toward the achievement of goals

• Demonstrated ability to understand and communicate the multiple components of an integrated system within a health delivery model

• Demonstrated ability to create a wider understanding and advance regional health priorities and partnerships through communication process

• Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with internal and external clients in a mutually respectful manner

• Demonstrated ability to develop skills and knowledge in self and staff, based on learning and communicating best practices

• Demonstrated ability to assess what the problems are, form a plan toward a solution of the problem(s) and initiate action necessary to resolve the problems in an adaptable, flexible and ethical manner

• Demonstrated ability and knowledge of the internal structure, programs, services and external partnerships and understands how their position fits with Southern Health‐ Santé Sud organizational structure

• Demonstrated ability to understand and adhere to the organizations values and standards of ethical behavior

• Demonstrated ability to incorporate a keen sense of reality and fundamental decision-making skills in order to decide in advance what needs to be done and how it is to be done

• Given the cultural diversity of our region, the ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population is required

• Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job

• Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums

• Good work and attendance record



Conditions of Employment:

• Completes and maintains a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, as appropriate.

• All Health Care workers are required to be immunized as a condition of employment in accordance with Southern Health-Santé Sud policy

• Requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license, an all-purpose insured vehicle and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00




We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.

Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.

Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.