• Planner - Mobile Maintenance

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/6/2018 9:48 AM)
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  • Mission for this Position

    At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River property. Located in the Qikiqtani Region on Baffin Island, Nunavut, it’s one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations and we are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.

    We are a unique company with a strong management team. Our leadership team has amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects from community consultation and permitting, through to operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.


    Currently Baffinland is looking for an accomplished Maintenance Planner to join our team on a permanent basis at site with a 2 week fly-in, fly-out rotation.


    This position reports to the Mobile Maintenance Manager.


    The Maintenance Planner is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and maintenance of comprehensive maintenance and servicing plans for Baffinland’s mobile equipment fleet. Extensive use of planning and scheduling tools such as maintenance management systems, historical record monitoring and use of office software is required. They will provide coordinative between equipment owners, materials management, workshop managers and supervisors and the management teams to facilitate the implementation of maintenance plans.


    Main Accountabilities

    • Creates strategic and integrated work plans to achieve maintenance and service objectives  including but not limited to routine servicing, preventative maintenance, major and minor repairs and rebuilds, equipment commissioning, project execution and other specific interventions as directed.
    • Prepares and distributes detailed work plans to equipment owners and execution team. They will act as a contact, facilitator and problem solver concerning the execution of the plan and monitor/track plans as well as put measures in place to eliminate noncompliance to plans where they will initiate plan improvements and changes where required.
    • Ensure SAP data entry integrity, monitor historical records and data to forecast labor, materials and supplies, facility space, time, tooling and other resource requirements for plan execution. Identifies resource constraints and develops plan priority and schedule adjustments on the basis of the analysis and equipment owner feedback.
    • Participates in the maintenance and development of workforce schedules to meet plan objectives while ensuring utilized maintenance and repair resources are used effectively. Identify anomalies, prepares budget data, historical data analysis, forecasts and other information to support the service delivery programs.
    • Communicate daily with Maintenance Supervisors, parts coordinators, equipment owners, and other key personnel to coordinate plans, identify needs, and plan priorities and adjustments. Responds to unforeseen circumstances, initiates changes to plans and schedules, and determines when additional resources are required to accomplish objectives.
    • Chair planning meetings with all departments as directed to communicate work plans and schedules as well as act on equipment owner concerns and requirements
    • Monitor and measure maintenance costs and adjust plans accordingly to adhere to budgets.
    • Analyze trends in equipment operating and maintenance functions such as breakdown, preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, availability, mean time between failure, mean time to repair and others as directed. Maintain database of KPIs and ensure data integrity.
    • Identify increasing maintenance costs for pieces of equipment and if merited participate in preparing cost justification reports to support sustaining capital expenditures to replace items.
    • Compile, update and distribute backlog reports and other mandated control reports.
    • Create and continually update maintenance programs and schedules and equipment parts lists in the Maintenance Management system.
    • Supervise parts coordination and task setup to ensure alignment with plans. Monitor plans being executed to ensure compliance. Report and act on deficiencies to plan execution.
    • Be versatile and capable to fill in for other planners when required or when requested.

    Main Qualifications

    • Candidates must have a mechanical or electrical post-secondary education (college or university) or registered red seal trade/journeyperson (e.g. mechanic) in a relevant trade.
    • 5 or more years of maintenance planning, parts management, equipment maintenance and scheduling experience would be beneficial.
    • Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) or similar certification would be considered an asset
    • Must have strong analytical skills
    • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) 
    • Experience supervising execution teams is mandatory.
    • Must have exceptional experience using SAP and Office suite software



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