Long Term Planner

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CA-NU-Mary River

Mission for this Position

About us

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River Property, located in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut on Baffin Island; one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations.   We are a unique company with a strong management who have amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects through all phases of Inuit consultation, permitting, construction and 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.   We are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.


The Heavy Duty Maintenance Planner will ensure safe execution of all tasks are performed while providing detailed safety focused plans to the Mobile Maintenance Department execution teams along with the department's business support contractors. An expert organizing planned maintenance activities, this position will ensure accurate and quality long and short term plans and schedules are in place while driving continuous improvement and value generating initiatives.

Main Accountabilities

  • Investigate task non-conformances/compliances thoroughly and administer corrective actions up to and including disciplinary action when required, in conjunction with management.
  • Report, track and approve employee and contractor hours and maintain records of hours worked under their direction. Organize and schedule appropriate labor levels to adhere to budget forecasts.
  • Use SAP software CMMS proficiently to properly set equipment hierarchies, implement BOMs, document work performed, order parts, create and manage plans, check inventory, monitor equipment history etc. Collaborate and communicate with other planners, supervisors and others in the department as well as train others to use SAP regularly.
  • Monitor all Maintenance equipment and infrastructure condition and ensure preventative maintenance is performed properly. Act on areas requiring improvement, repair, or correction while ensuring compliance to all applicable standards.
  • Ensure compliance to planned mobile equipment maintenance schedules. Manage equipment backlog, contractors and track all work performed by employees and contractors while properly documenting task completion and budget compliance.
  • Perform pre intervention inspections of equipment being repaired and perform pre-release inspections on equipment with completed interventions to ensure safe and reliable operating condition.
  • Ensure all safety and fire prevention systems on all equipment are operating correctly at all times and are operating as designed. Responsible for all mandatory inspections, testing, NDT, repairs and documentation pertaining to legislated equipment requirements are completed.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Planner and other maintenance planners and supervisors in all planning and scheduling functions.
  • Lead the preparation of scopes and monitor performance to plan. Ensure plan deviations or deficiencies are communicated to the department including specifics pertaining to the causes of non-compliance and put actions in place effectively to achieve overall plan and schedule compliance.
  • Support urgent breakdown repairs to ensure they are attended to adequately in the shop or field, in a timely manner by employees or contractors. Verify required parts and place urgent orders to communicate requirements externally to prioritize deliveries accordingly.
  • Actively promote cooperation and communication between maintenance, contractors, vendors and all other departments within the operation.
  • Identify opportunities for the continuous improvement of maintenance processes and systems. Action improvements directly under the planning group’s control.
  • Complete reports and perform record keeping as required, ensuring accuracy of reported data by the department.
  • Welding and fabrication planning experience required with an emphasis on equipment, structural and ground engaging tool maintenance best practices and procedure development.
  • Responsible for reporting of all equipment and departmental KPIs as well as all data collection and reporting thereof.

Main Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a Interprovincial Red Seal Certification of Competency in a field related to mobile equipment maintenance.
  • Must have 5+ years of maintenance planning/reliability experience
  • Experience using SAP maintenance system is required
  • Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) or similar certification would be considered an asset
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Strong coaching and communication skills (verbal and written) 


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