Maintenance Superintendent

Date: 27 May 2024

Location: Northern Goldfields, WA, AU

Company: northernst

Ready to pursue your professional journey with Northern Star Resources? As an ASX 50 global-scale gold miner, we have sizeable operations across Western Australia, Northern Territory and Alaska. With unparalleled pathways for advancement and avenues for personal growth, we stand as Australia’s premier gold employer. Your journey starts here.


At Northern Star Resources, we live by our STARR Core Values which encapsulates Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results. These Values are not just words on paper; they are the cornerstone of our Company culture and guide everything we do. You will play a pivotal role in upholding these Values and contributing to our collective success.


Position: Maintenance Superintendent - Fixed Plant


Work Location: Thunderbox Operations - located in the highly prospective Yandal Belt and the Agnew-Wiluna Belt in the North Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.


Roster: 8/6 - FIFO ex Perth


Here’s what awaits you:

  • Identify opportunities for improved cost management and implement improvements.
  • Monitor and coach team leaders on the key metric drivers to identify processing maintenance improvement opportunities, within execution standards, reliability engineering processes, defect identification/reporting and elimination.
  • Review effectiveness of the life of asset strategy on an as needed basis. Provide recommendations to stakeholders as required to agree and then implement changes/improvements. Update budget and resource requirements to support the updated strategy.
  • Monitor and communicate with respective planning, reliability and engineering department nominees on plant or process improvement or upgrades ensuring they consider ongoing maintenance effectiveness requirements.
  • Monitor Work Management Reports to identify improvement opportunities, provide direction and support in relation to Work Management and Pronto improvements.
  • Support the Shutdown Management process to enable the effectiveness of interfaces, processes undertaken to ensure planned shutdowns are brought in on time and on budget with no injuries.

To thrive in this role, you’ll need:



  • 5+ years experience in fixed plant maintenance management, supervision, and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Well-rounded in maintenance planning, maintenance execution, condition monitoring and all facets of asset management.
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Strong reporting and presentation skills with ability to communicate effectively across all levels.
  • Advanced computer literacy – MS Projects, Pronto or similar CMMS.


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, or an equivalent Mechanical or Electrical Trade Certificate.
  • Current “C” Class Western Australian Drivers Licence.


  • Flexibility and driven to improved Asset Management procedures and practices.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate a large team, leading by example and fostering a positive and production culture.
  • The ability to implement preventive maintenance strategies and predictive maintenance techniques effectively.
  • A keen analytical mindset to identify areas for improvement and optimize maintenance strategies.

Discover the perks of working at Northern Star…

  • Company subsidised GU Health Insurance.
  • Gold Price Variable bonus incentive.
  • Short-term incentive bonus program.
  • 5 weeks annual leave for site-based employees.
  • Employee Share Plan programs.
  • Gold standard parental leave policy.
  • GoldSTARR rewards 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.


Candidates must meet our pre-employment criteria which includes a medical, drug and alcohol screening, relevant right to work and valid Australian national police clearance. Northern Star is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.


Ready for a change? E-mail your CV to Kevin Nguyen at OR click the 'Apply' button to submit your application.