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Mine Equipment Planning Manager

Gillette, Wyoming, United States
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Job Details

Requisition ID: 171814

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: Kiewit Mining District

Department: Equipment

Market: Mining

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

As an Equipment Planning Manager, you will primarily support the Buckskin Mine, along with other mining operations throughout North America. This position is responsible for overseeing the Equipment Planning department and will report to the Project Equipment Manager. In this role, you will be responsible for management of the planning, scheduling, budgeting, utilization and reliability of mining equipment fleet. The position will deal with day to day, as well as long term issues related to an equipment fleet. The position's main focus will be to improve equipment reliability, while ensuring the low costs are maintained. Additional responsibilities will be to implement, monitor, audit, and manage preventative maintenance programs. #LI-WJ1

District Overview

Kiewit Mining Group has grown steadily to become one of North America's leading contract mining companies operating in various commodities, including gold, coal, oil sands, iron ore, phosphate, talc, and aggregates. We are built on a solid foundation of safety, quality, production and integrity.

As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides wholistic solutions to the industry that are unmatched


This role will be located at the Buckskin Mine, located approximately 8 miles north of Gillette, WY.


  • Management and oversight of long and short range equipment planning, scheduling, and budgeting for all major equipment manufacturers - Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, Hitachi and more
  • Accurate cost and maintenance metrics analysis and reporting to senior management
  • Managing a team of 4-6 equipment planners, along with interacting with front line supervisors on a daily basis
  • Spare part procurement and management
  • Create and maintain tool/filter lists and documentation
  • Inspections of equipment and parts
  • Logistics management and communication
  • Planning and paperwork processing to prepare for critical lifts
  • Use reliability and failure analysis data to increase equipment availability and reliability
  • Establish and maintain communications between all levels of supervision and management
  • Support of craft maintenance technicians - ordering parts, manage inventory, schedule crews, and manage quality and safety
  • Specialty projects as needed


  • BS degree in Diesel/Automotive Technology, Heavy Equipment Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Construction Management or similar fields.
  • 5+ year of experience with mining or heavy civil equipment is preferred.
  • 5+ year of experience with equipment planning, scheduling, and budgeting is preferred.
  • 3+ years of supervision experience
  • Strong work ethic - Willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to focus on multiple projects at once while prioritizing tasks
  • Willingness to travel as required
  • Knowledge of SAP or similar ERP system is preferred
  • Knowledge of CAD modeling programs is preferred
  • Willingness to work in both office and field environments
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site or equipment yard in wide-ranging climates and environment

Other Requirements:
  • Regular, reliable attendance
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that's among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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There's no limit to what you'll do at Kiewit. Whether you're building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people's lives for generations to come.

Here you'll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities.

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that's among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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