Maintenance Manager


Division: Science and Innovation
Job location: Comox, BC – Coast Facility
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday

Employment type: Permanent full-time position onsite


A little about us

Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you!


We’re a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We’re driven by our passion to help people improve their lives and have a diverse team who bring their best every day, so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers.  We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Greybeard and Whistler.


Our Breeding and Genetics program was established to provide the science, technical innovations and services that underpin the Aurora’s global cannabis production. We use modern plant breeding approaches to develop next generation cannabis varieties and genetics research to understand how this plant functions at a molecular level. Our research efforts allow Aurora to achieve more economical production, through higher yields, reduce pressure from disease and reduce inputs, and to produce higher value cannabis products that meet patient and consumer needs. Our plant science and breeding activities are focused at our Coast facility in Comox, British Columbia. This dedicated research facility includes over 10,000 square feet of laboratory/research space and a 22,500 square foot purpose designed greenhouse. 


Job summary
We’re searching for a dynamic professional to plant their roots with us as a Maintenance Manager. In this role, you will be support our R&D facility by ensuring our infrastructure is operating and maintained to meet the needs of a high-tech, automated, environmentally controlled growing facility.

As the Maintenance Manager you will focus on…


Reporting to the Director, Operations; the Maintenance Manager will be located at Comox, BC, at our Coast facility. This individual will oversee the identification and prioritization of site-level engineering projects, manage the maintenance program, and lead capital investment planning. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills, technical expertise, and the ability to drive results in a fast-paced environment. The Facility Manager will work as part of a small multidisciplinary team including mechanical, electrical, and building infrastructure specialists. The candidate must have a solid understanding of building and greenhouse services, contractor, and project management.  As a small site, this is a hands-on position with some of the day-to-day routines surrounding fire systems, pest control, grounds and preventative maintenance that may require your support.



Maintenance Management:

  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs to minimize downtime and ensure optimal equipment performance.
  • Establish maintenance schedules, protocols, and procedures to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate with production teams to prioritize maintenance activities and minimize disruptions to operations.
  • Monitor equipment performance, troubleshoot issues, and implement corrective actions as needed.

Capital Investment Planning:

  • Develop and maintain a strategic capital investment plan to support the long-term growth and sustainability of the organization.
  • Evaluate capital expenditure proposals, conduct cost-benefit analyses, and make recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Collaborate with finance and procurement teams to secure funding, procure equipment and consumables, manage on-site trades and vendor relationships.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and guidance to the facility team.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and accountability within the department.
  • Conduct performance evaluations, set performance goals, and provide ongoing feedback and coaching to team members.
  • Identify training and development opportunities to enhance the technical skills and capabilities of the team.

Compliance and Regulatory Oversight:

  • Ensure that all maintenance and engineering activities comply with relevant regulatory requirements, industry standards, and company policies.
  • Stay informed about changes in regulations and standards pertaining to facility operations, equipment safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Collaborate with regulatory affairs and compliance teams to address any compliance issues or audit findings.

Asset Management and Lifecycle Planning:

  • Develop and implement asset management strategies to optimize the lifecycle of equipment and infrastructure.
  • Conduct regular assessments of asset condition, performance, and depreciation to inform maintenance and replacement decisions.
  • Develop long-term asset replacement plans and budget forecasts to ensure the continued reliability and efficiency of critical assets.

Data Analysis and Performance Metrics:

  • Utilize data analytics tools and performance metrics to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) related to maintenance, engineering, and facility operations.
  • Analyze trends, identify areas for improvement, and develop action plans to optimize equipment reliability, uptime, and productivity.
  • Prepare regular reports and presentations for senior management to communicate performance trends, project milestones, and strategic recommendations.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in maintenance and engineering roles, preferably in a manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing maintenance programs, executing engineering projects, and leading capital investment initiatives.
  • Strong project management skills with experience in project planning, budgeting, and risk management.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, safety standards, and best practices in maintenance and engineering.
  • Experience working in the cannabis industry or other highly regulated industries is a plus.
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and respond to after-hours emergencies as required.

Why you'll love working at Aurora

Our people are at the heart of everything we do here at Aurora, and we take pride in fostering an inclusive space that inspires our team to love where they work! From rewarding career opportunities to flexible work environments to team activities, we go above and beyond to prioritize your success and here’s how we do it… 

  • Flexibility: you will enjoy a flexible work environment that is the perfect blend of work and fun! You will be empowered to achieve work-life balance with flexible hours, remote work options, vacation time, meeting-free-Friday-afternoons and more.

  • Total rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary, stock options, an RRSP program, annual bonuses, and a health and personal care spending account for you to use for gym memberships, ski passes or staycations.
  • Benefits: we will foster your health and wellness (and your dependents) with our employee benefits package including, employer-paid health and dentalcare premiums, life insurance and LTD policies and a medical cannabis coverage program, designed exclusively for our A-Team, that will provide you with $1,500 of coverage each year (because we truly believe cannabis is the best medicine). 
  • Life-long learning: we’re lifelong learners here at Aurora and will invest in your professional development throughout all aspects of your career! You will have access to a tuition assistance program, virtual learning activities and annual performance reviews, to ensure you are provided with the toolkit and support you need to succeed.
  • Perks: we love to celebrate our people by providing corporate perks including employee discounts, Perkopolis memberships, company SWAG, paid volunteer time and modern technology.


Team: we are a diverse and global team of cannabis enthusiasts, energetic innovators, fitness gurus, caring parents, foodies and more, with a collective passion to nurture an inclusive environment that helps you grow and provide people better days with cannabis.

Next steps
Apply today by submitting your resume through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition Team and we will contact you if we see a fit via email. 

Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways. We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity. Not the role for you? Share this posting with your network while subscribing to our 
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Diversity and inclusion
At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.

Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know!

Health and safety

If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.



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