Maintenance Planner

Date: 12 Feb 2024

Location: Northern Goldfields, WA, AU

Company: northernst

Northern Star Resources are seeking for driven Maintenance Planners with opportunities across our high performing Yandal Production Centre. These positions are available at Jundee, Carosue Dam and Thunderbox, working FIFO ex Perth on a rotation of 8 days on 6 days off.


The Maintenance Planner reports to the Maintenance Superintendent/Coordinator, and the primary role is to develop, implement and maintain maintenance strategies in Pronto for Maintenance teams in a safe and productive work environment by ensuring all work practices/procedures meet statutory, Company OHS&E and Company operational standards within the Processing (Maintenance) Department.


Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, implement and maintain maintenance strategies for Fixed Plant to ensure optimal utilisation.
  • Develop, implement and execute timely Shutdown plans for the Processing Plant.
  • Effective record keeping for maintenance schedules.
  • Ensure all activities are conducted to achieve lowest cost production.
  • Lead and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Management of all activities so that they are carried out in a cost effective manner.
  • Proactively contribute to self-development through active participation in the performance management system.
  • Demonstrate support for management.
  • Contribute to the planning process that enables production and processing optimisation.
  • Operate in accordance with Company’s Stakeholder Policy.


Required skills and experience: 

  • A trade qualification in Electrical or Mechanical is highly desirable.
  • Frontline management or equivalent (desirable).
  • Current “C” Class Western Australian Driver’s License.
  • Sound understanding of Fixed Plant maintenance principals and their application in practice.
  • Sound knowledge of operation of fixed processing plant equipment.
  • High level of knowledge in statutory safety and environmental requirements relevant to plant maintenance and classified plant.
  • Good level of knowledge in computer literacy, in particular Pronto, MS Office.
  • Solid awareness of Maintenance Management Systems and maintenance practices in a processing environment.
  • Ability to plan and or anticipate likely scenarios as related to all key responsibility areas.
  • Able to effectively allocate the organisation’s resources to achieve business requirements.
  • Effective time management.
  • Ability to develop appropriate action plans in order to respond to current and emerging issues.
  • Flexibility to adapt to improved procedures and practices.
  • Awareness of the Mine Safety and Inspection Act & Regulations.


Career opportunities & Development

  • Supportive in any direction the individual wishes to take their career technical/ managerial.
  • Promotion opportunities for those that work hard – effort gets rewarded always.
  • We offer variety and sideways senior movement, so you aren’t pigeonholed.


About Northern Star Resources

Northern Star offers unparalleled opportunities for you to forge a career in the resource industry at their underground and open pit operations across Western Australia and Alaska. You can choose residential or FIFO opportunities throughout your career with us. 


Gold in Ounces. Opportunities in Tonnes. 


Why join us? 

Be part of the next exciting growth stage of Northern Star. You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the team, and where you can develop and grow with our business long term.   


Northern Star encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential. Joining the Northern Star team also means you are eligible for our industry leading Parental Leave entitlements, and bonus programs. 


Benefits when you join Northern Star

  • Company subsidised GU Health Insurance 
  • Gold Price Variable bonus incentive 
  • Short-term incentive bonus program 
  • Employee Share Plan programs
  • 5 weeks annual leave   
  • Industry leading Parental leave policy – with up to 20 weeks primary carers leave and up to 4 weeks secondary carers leave. Primary carers return to work benefits including up to 6 weeks bonus payment, top up of superannuation and long service leave service recognition  
  • GoldSTARR program - cash savings for everyday expenses   
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) that includes free, confidential counselling and wellbeing services  
  • Salary Continuance (Income protection) insurance from commencement  
  • Salary Sacrificing benefits, including Novated Leasing and Remote Area Living benefit options; and 
  • Paid Family Domestic Violence leave. 


Diversity & Inclusion 

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to local communities in which we operate. We recognise the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence. 


Recruitment Process 

Our recruitment process considers your alignment to our company values and the requirements of the role. We also have several checks which may be conducted to demonstrate your suitability for the role including police checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, right to work checks, qualifications, due diligence and/or reference checks. 


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