Drill & Shovel Maintenance Planner

Elko, Nevada, United States
Nov 11, 2020
Nov 23, 2020
Full Time
Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base located in Nevada. It is the newest mine in Kinross' portfolio and was acquired in January 2016.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Maintenance Planning Supervisor, the Drill & Shovel Planner is responsible for the effective execution of the maintenance plan as per the Kinross Way for Managing Maintenance program.

Maintenance Planning/Scheduling is the process of ensuring work is ready for execution with all resources and access requirements (e.g. equipment will be ready and isolated, parts are received etc.) in place, so the work can be performed safely and efficiently. The Drill & Shovel Planner also ensures that the material and resources are available and communicates this information with all concerned parties in Maintenance and Operations. This work is critical to the success of the overall mine operations in general and the maintenance function in particular.

Maintenance Planners will monitor the process of identifying work and regularly provide integrity feedback and statistics for their planning area and calculate performance measures in accordance with the Kinross Way.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop maintenance strategies that ensure production goals are maintained
  • Maintain up to date history for each piece of equipment
  • Schedule work orders related to routine maintenance (predictive and preventive) and corrective maintenance, identifying and securing the required resources (maintainers, materials, spare parts, tools, instruments and equipment), time involved, safety recommendations, procedures and technical information
  • Select and Prioritize each work orders
  • Monitor and control the equipment backlog
  • Develop and validate with operations the weekly maintenance schedule
  • Manage and close work orders as needed in coordination with Maintenance Supervisor
  • Analyze the deviations reported by maintenance supervisors, identifying the causes and propose corrective actions to minimize and / or update maintenance plans
  • Suggest updates of Bill of Materials (BOM's) and Associated Part Lists (APL's) based on information supplied by field maintenance and supplies
  • Maintain a high commitment to personal safety and integrity of the environment and equipment during the planning of work orders
  • Recommend the updating of the maintenance guidelines in accordance with information provided by maintenance supervisors and supplies (materials, parts and times)
  • Participate in the application of Reliability Methodologies for supporting the continuous improvement of maintenance strategies (RCM, RCA, FMECA, Criticality analysis, etc.)
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality and environmental policies

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  • Thorough understanding of JD Edwards Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), work management and scheduling business processes as per the Kinross Way
  • Good math and problem solving skills
  • Mechanical understanding of mining and heavy equipment to support effective decision making in overall business management. Specifically Drills & Shovels (Hydraulic & Electric) Preferred
  • Must be proficient in CMMS company proprietary software, including Microsoft Office Applications, JD Edwards and MS Project.
  • Create & Maintain Excel spreadsheets, trackers as needed
  • Previous experience in Xeras Budgeting Software
  • Basic data analytics
  • Comprehensive understanding of condition monitoring information such as oil analysis, magnetic plug inspections, and oil filter inspections. Interpret these results and form corrective action plans to minimize breakdowns and maximize value.
  • High School Diploma/ Trade School Preferred.
  • Must have maintenance background as a Journeyman mechanic.
  • Minimum of three years' experience in planning and scheduling mobile equipment maintenance Functions in the mining industry.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively with little supervision.
  • Requires valid driver's license.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements

  • Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.
  • Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment.
  • Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions.
  • Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements.

Kinross Leadership Practices

  • Creates an environment where nothing is more important than every employee returning home safe and healthy every day.
  • Creates an environment in which people are unfailingly treated with respect.
  • Fosters the talent and potential of all employees by enabling them to grow, develop, and make a difference in the organization.
  • Demonstrates that leadership in the areas of environmental performance and community and stakeholder relations is fundamental to the way we plan and manage our business.
  • Holds self and others accountable for the decisions, commitments, and behaviors required to deliver outstanding results.
  • Uses judgment to manage business complexities, prioritize and balance conflicting demands to make timely decisions that best advance Kinross strategy.
  • Models humility by going beyond self-interest for the good of the group.
  • Understands the economic implications of decisions and consistently uses all resources effectively and efficiently to maximize shareholder value.
  • Relentlessly champions, develops and embeds best practices.

Kinross Competencies

  • Strategic Effectiveness

Developing and communicating rigorous and creative business strategies that drive sustainable value.
  • External Engagement

Understanding and building relationships with external parties that strengthen and sustain competitive advantage.
  • Business Focus

Applying commercial rigor and discipline to all business decisions and customer relationships.
  • Living the Kinross Values

Aligning behavior, decisions, and actions with Kinross values and principles.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.