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Mechanical Planner Scheduler

Karara Mining Ltd - Karara, QLD

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


With an expected mine life of 30+ years, it will underpin a long-term iron ore business and provide sustainable benefits to the regional community we operate. The operation includes a large open pit mine, complex ore processing and beneficiation plant and significant infrastructure and logistics networks.

We have an opportunity for a Mechanical Planner Scheduler to join the site based Maintenance Planning team. Reporting to the Senior Planner, this role is responsible for maintaining preventative and predictive mechanical maintenance strategies and planning jobs to provide optimum equipment reliability.

To be considered for this role applicants must have previous experience working with processing plants, mining processing equipment and modular outages in a maintenance capacity, with strong mechanical aptitude and application experience

This position operates on an 8 days on and 6 days off roster.

Key responsibilities;

  • Develop and participate in planning and scheduling of preventative and corrective maintenance activities
  • Adhere to processes and procedures identified
  • Provide expert technical knowledge regarding mechanical maintenance standards on day to day tasks or projects
  • Participate in the development of strategies for mechanical maintenance activities.
  • Participate in initiatives to improve performance of equipment or maintenance procedures/systems
  • Proactively monitor, measure, communicate and report objectives, issues, opportunities, risks, technical deviations and achievements in area of responsibility
  • Coordinate timely proposals, to relevant stakeholders, for mitigation strategies as required
  • Report on established maintenance KPI’s to identify potential improvement areas for the planning team and maintenance teams

Essential experience;

  • Trade qualification in Mechanical Maintenance or similar is preferred
  • Certificate III Engineering (desirable)
  • Experience working with processing plants, mining processing equipment and modular outages in a maintenance capacity
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and application experience, with a solid record of developing and implementing practical and sustainable solutions
  • Strong experience developing Gantt charts in MS Project
  • Understanding of maintenance management principles and work management systems
  • Demonstrable background delivering projects in line with predicted operational requirements
  • Experience undertaking technical reviews and investigations
  • Proficient in the use of computer systems including Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and the Microsoft Office Suite

The Karara lifestyle

It is only a short commute (45 minutes) from Perth to our purpose-built airstrip at Karara. This provides the opportunity for you to spend more time at home and less time travelling. The mid-west offers a more temperate climate than other iron ore mining regions in the Pilbara region. The Karara village offers high quality amenities with ensuited rooms; Telstra 3G mobile coverage; an eco-walking/jogging trail in a natural bush setting, as well as swimming pool, mini golf, tennis, cricket, gym and volleyball facilities.

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