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Operations Support Planner

Capstone Mining Corp
Miami, AZ, United States
Closing date
Oct 31, 2021

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Accounting, Auxiliary & Support Staff
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
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Responsible for (including but not limited to) all aspects of the development of both the long-term fleet and facilities maintenance plan and the short-term, weekly (day to day) fleet and facilities work centers’ scheduling to ensure work tasks, activities and functions are optimized; and to ensure goals and KPI’s for HSE, production, maintenance, quality and cost are achieved for the overall site. In addition, this position also provides timely and accurate reporting for the area as required. The Planner also works with appropriate team members to determine the overall strategy and plans for the department and provides expertise, knowledge and guidance for maintenance (predictive and preventive); equipment reliability and condition monitoring, etc.


Fleet and Facilities Superintendent


(Key departments, External Groups):

  • All production, maintenance and support departments as needed to accomplish tasks

  • Contractors and vendors


(Name of Position):

  • N/A

  • Ensure all vendors and contractors are working in compliance with all Pinto Valley Mine procedures.
  • Ensure that all employees and contractors are certified to execute the tasks/jobs they are assigned.
  • Conduct Planning and Scheduling activities safely and in accordance with SAP Work Management processes, and adheres to relevant regulations, laws, standards and procedures.
  • Deliver against performance targets and budgets for safety, planning, equipment availability, and cost.
  • Partner with Fleet and Facilities Supervisor and crew in field and ensures that critical controls for material risks are being correctly and uniformly applied and used by all teams.
  • Plan work according to equipment strategies, in addition to corrective work approved by the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Provide input into the formation of the Operations Support department as well as long-term planning.
  • Ensure equipment servicing is scheduled in accordance with intervals and standards.
  • Prepare long-term plans and short-term schedules that allow for the appropriate utilization and management of equipment and resources.
  • Assign resources and develop work schedules for fleet and facilities maintenance to ensure plans are executed on time and on budget.
  • Engage and support other planners to deliver against performance targets and to achieve sustainable and consistent performance.
  • Prepare for and participate in weekly, monthly, and long-term project planning and scheduling meetings.
  • Identify, order and/or schedule resources required for planned tasks; including parts, equipment, materials, tools, procedures, documents and external resources, etc.
  • Coordinate material and component deliveries and arrange for any special tools, equipment, drawings, and other needs prior to scheduled jobs commencing.
  • Maintain and assist in developing and/or reviewing standard jobs / task lists / safe work instructions, etc.
  • Prioritize work orders in SAP work management system.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc. work orders in SAP work management system.
  • Identify estimated person-hours required for work orders.
  • Identify available person-hours for planned work activities.
  • Manage the SAP work management system work order and maintenance tracking system (as required).
  • Assist in invoice reviews and payment approvals (as required).

The Planner/Schedulerwill perform the following tasks (including but not limited to):
  1. Develop Daily / Weekly Schedule (detailed):
    • Schedule Work Orders that are ready to be scheduled
    • Includes break-downs as appropriate
    • Verify spare parts and resources available
    • Materials are verified before scheduling work
  2. Review and validate clarity of work orders / work requests
  3. Define and/or review scope of work to be completed
  4. Produce cost estimates as required, liaising with Supply Chain and Procurement teams
  5. Conduct job site review where necessary
  6. Estimate labor hours and materials required
  7. Build plans that minimize equipment downtime
  8. Initiate the interface between maintenance and other business areas to develop an integrated plan
  9. Print / deliver work orders to appropriate maintenance work area
  10. Create Purchase Requisitions
  • Develop medium and long-term plans as required
  • Support initiatives to optimize existing business systems, processes, practices, and equipment to improve the overall performance of the function
  • Behave in a way that demonstrates support of Capstone’s Vision and Values: Always Accountable, Execute with Excellence, Deliver Results and Work Responsibly
  • Responsible for but not limited to all tasks/duties assigned or required


  • Detailed knowledge of maintenance / facilities planning and scheduling, preferably in a mining environment (with Facilities, Concentrator, SXEW, Tailings, etc. equipment).
  • Detailed knowledge of theories and practices of maintenance / facilities planning and scheduling.
  • Experience and knowledge of predictive and preventive maintenance processes and practices.
  • Experienced maintenance planner/scheduler, craftsperson, maintenance supervisor, engineer, or have equivalent background and experience.

Key Competencies / Skills
  • Minimum of five years as a professional guiding and influencing practice in facilities/maintenance planning areas.
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in Maintenance Planning & Scheduling, preferably facilities maintenance (open pit mining preferred).
  • Successfully completed in-house testing and certifications when required.
  • Proven ability to operate independently and in small multi-discipline teams, demonstrated leadership skills, and be self-motivated.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Strong time management skills required.
  • Intermediate to Proficient computer skills, spreadsheets (Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook).
  • SAP experience (familiarity with SAP planning module, Asset Management a plus).
  • Valid Arizona Driver's License
  • Able to speak, comprehend, read, and write English

  • 80% of the Maintenance Short-Term and Long-Term Planner’s time will be spent working on strategies, plans and schedules; with the remaining 20% spent in the field.
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