Planning Superintendent

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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 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.


Provide direction, organization, and leadership to a centralized planning group.  The purpose of this group is to minimize risk and uncertainties to the business through implementation of maintenance strategies and work processes and increase the organizational success.


Main Accountabilities

  • Responsible for organization and direction of the site central planning group.
  • Manage all safety culture and practices for entire planning team.
  • Support BIM operations through priorities set by General Managers
  • Support operation with planning process development and implementation of Lean Manufacturing within the site.
  • Organize and manage planning processes and projects from initial concept development to final commissioning and project close-out.
  • Develop planning budget, manpower, schedule forecasts, performance and implement appropriate corrective actions to ensure adherence to plan.
  • Responsible to review/ analyse data relating to Work management KPl’s, equipment reliability KPI’s, maintenance cost KPI’s (report to management).
  • Assist in development and improvement of CMM system.
  • Participate in improvement initiatives including 5S, Value stream Mapping, TPM, Kanban systems and Kaizen Events.
  • Help develop employee’s lean skills through effective coaching, teaching, mentoring and simulated work environmental training.
  • Conduct observations and analyze data including downtime, cycle time analysis, etc. in order to bring recommendations for improvement opportunities forward to the team.
  • Track, communicates and shares results and lessons learned – ensures successes are published and communicated to all employees.
  • Act as a change agent to instill an operational excellence, performance improvement culture throughout the organization.
  • Support Warehouse in standardizing parts and deleting unnecessary spares.
  • Support Reliability in developing equipment maintenance strategies for assets and spares.
  • Accountable/Responsible for maintaining current and correct specifications, manuals, and work instruction for Fixed and Mobile assets (Documentation/ Shared Drive/ Library/SAP BOMs etc)
  • Supports the integrity of maintenance data for assigned area; Mobile and Fixed assets.
  • Supports quality control of maintenance work.
  • Accountable/Responsible for supporting team to submitting completed master data requests (create/change/delete) to maintain asset management system and quality.
  • Supports the 5 whys process and coach others on it use.
  • Responsible to attend Maintenance - Operation meetings.
  • Responsible to review and analyse equipment history details for the maintenance activities performed.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Present findings formally to Senior and Executive Management teams.
  • Provide training to planner group.
  • Perform benchmarking activities.
  • Develop equipment and component standards and performance requirements as required.
  • Perform various project administration tasks, including coordinating meetings, taking meeting minutes, forwarding communication releases, and perform maintenance of project tracking logs (i.e. issues, change control, etc) in order to satisfy project management processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Main Qualifications

Technical or Industry diploma
Bachelor’s Degree – Engineering
From 5 years to less than 7 years Experience organizing and running a planning department.
Atleast 10 years Mining experience
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft suite
Experience using SAP maintenance system and Pi
Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt is desirable
MMP (maintenance management professional) designation
RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance)


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