Senior Planner - Mobile Maintenance

Red Chris Mine, Canada
Sep 23, 2022
Oct 23, 2022
Full Time
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Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop, and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George, Smithers, and Calgary, AB.

Role Purpose

The Senior Planner - Mobile Maintenance is responsible for accurate and high-quality Planning and Scheduling of all long-range corrective, preventative and predictive maintenance carried out on assets in Mobile Maintenance. Activities will be coordinated with maintenance, supply, operational and reliability functions in order to create safety-focused work packs to deliver availability and reliability of mobile plant assets.

We are seeking an individual for a Fly In, Fly Out opportunity working on a two weeks in, two weeks out rotation.


Health & Safety
  • Follow and comply with the Newcrest and Red Chris health & safety standards, procedures, guidelines and rules and encourage others to do so. Do not tolerate, accept or walk past non-compliance to safety standards, procedures, guidelines and rules
  • Ensure the safety of yourself and all other people under your control
  • Actively participate in the Red Chris safety initiatives
  • Ensure statutory requirements are met under your control
  • Spend at least 60 minutes per working week in the field to positively interact with workers and to improve the safety culture on site
  • Maintain a safe workplace compliant with regulations and Newcrest policies, procedures and standards
  • Ensure all NewSafe initiatives are supported and actioned in a timely manner

Maintenance Planning/Scheduling
  • Long Range is defined as any planned major work; including, but not limited to PCR's and full asset shutdowns
  • Responsible for Planning and Scheduling Long Range work through to handover to Execution
  • Planning responsibility of a work order begins once it has been marked as Approved (APRD). At this point a Long-Range Planner/Scheduler will undertake the planning of the work order in line with Newcrest's Maintenance Business Process (MBP) and mark it as Planned (PLND) and Released (REL) once planning is complete
  • Responsible for all work marked with a Planner Group of 11F
  • Plan any work order to fully comply with Newcrest's Planning Guideline before it is marked as PLND to ensure it is of high quality
  • Prepare detailed work plans that include personnel, plant, equipment and parts availability for the safe, timely and successful execution of work orders
  • Build robust work packs including Safe Work Instructions, checklists, safety documentation and any associated drawings or reference material to assist with the efficiency of the job
  • Scheduling responsibility of a work order begins once it has been marked as Planned (PLND). At this point the Long-Range Planner/Scheduler will undertake the scheduling of work orders in line with Newcrest's Maintenance Business Process (MBP) and mark them as Scheduled (SCHD) once the final schedule is locked in place.
  • Develop and Maintain a 12 month look ahead schedule to a high standard using the Prometheus scheduling tool
  • Ensure the schedule has the following
    • Maximised resource value
    • Streamlined workflow
    • Minimised impact on plant or equipment productivity, and
    • Fully utilised available downtime
  • Provide tracking support for major outages
  • Drive adherence to major outage framework timing
  • Ensure the number of work orders sitting in the APRD and PLND status with the Long-Range Planner/Scheduler shall be kept low at an acceptable level
  • Accountable for the upkeep of the 2Y rolling Maintenance Availability Forecast
  • Responsible for entering and maintaining all 11F downtime forecasts into the 2Y rolling Maintenance Availability Forecast
  • Ensure scheduling against FPM Availability matches rolling Maintenance Availability Physicals forecast
  • Make sure all maintenance activities can be carried out in accordance with all applicable standards and regulations
  • Provide planning and scheduling support to ensure effective maintenance
  • Facilitate weekly Long-Range work review meetings

Master Data Maintenance (Recommend to Master Data Specialist)
  • Action Activity Report (AR) Notifications assigned to the Planner for the upkeep and improvement of Newcrest's CMMS Master Data
  • Actively maintain component counters, component history and annual estimates
  • Actively develop and improve existing Task List's to increase master data quality and streamline the planning process
  • Development and improvement of Maintenance Plan's when required
  • Continuously monitor maintenance and operation strategies and suggest improvements where identified

  • In Newcrest planning is considered to be a leadership role within maintenance, it is expected the following qualities are demonstrated in adherence to company policies and values
  • Recognises, respects and actively promotes diversity within the team
  • Actively demonstrates respect for cultural and diversity views
  • Driving trust with a team-based culture between employees, departments and contractors
  • Promote high quality working relationships within the team
  • Remediate any issues or conflict with a mature and respectful approach  Ensure that the Maintenance Business Process is adhered to by all disciplines in the work group
  • Drive development and mentor other groups in the Maintenance Business Process
  • Assist others in understanding planning functions and other systems
  • Mentor others within the Planning department to build capability

Other Duties
  • Assist in development and maintenance of both physical and financial budgeting practices
  • Actively look for and identify opportunities to improve reliability, efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Maintain high levels of communication with team members and stakeholders
  • Understand and monitor KPI's to drive compliance and assist with budget and cost control processes  Provide a flexible work group in the event of an unplanned absence
  • Facilitate weekly Key Performance Indicator (KPI) review meetings to develop improvements and drive compliance to the MBP
  • Work with reliability teams to achieve best value on component life cycles

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Red Seal Trade qualification (desired)
  • 7 - 10 years of Maintenance Planning & Scheduling (desired)
  • Holder of or capability of obtaining an MMP (Maintenance Management Professional) or CMRP (Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional) designation (desired)

Our commitment to you:

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together, and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Newcrest's commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date.