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Maintenance Planner

Summary

Job Title: Maintenance Planner 

Location: North East British Columbia

Schedule/ Terms of Employment: This is a full time (40 hours/week), permanent position

Please be aware no camp facilities are available.

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Planner is responsible for the overall continuous development of the maintenance and reliability programs to ensure maximum availability and reliability of equipment. This position is responsible for planned maintenance of all mobile equipment.

Company Information

Conuma Resources is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern BC, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia.

Three times winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma Resources continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees.

Conuma Resources is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma Resources and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support of “Our Kids” at a Bolivian Orphanage and the Vancouver Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma Resources employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Resources Challenge.

Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to Conuma Resources Ltd workplace policies and standard work procedures for risk identification, risk assessment and risk control;
  • Maintain a high level of Health and Safety performance through effective communication, monitoring and revision of standard work procedures.
  • Identification and reporting of health and safety risks, accidents, incidents, injuries and property damage at the workplace; and
  • Investigate accidents and near misses with a view toward positive action, through training,
  • Improve on safety standards by participating in safety meetings, conducting safety interactions and taking corrective action where required
  • Ensure adherence to Conuma Resources environmental policy, work standards, management plans and regulatory obligations and requirements;
  • Integrate environmental policies, programs, and practices into all activities of the organization;
  • Provide leadership to the maintenance planning function, ensuring work is being completed in a safe, efficient and timely manner. 
  • Develop and manage the mine maintenance and reliability program by determining the specific maintenance work required to maximize the availability of equipment at minimum cost with minimum unplanned maintenance
  • Coordinate resources to maintain and enhance critical equipment performance and availability through best business practices.
  • Establish good working relationships with other departments.
  • Liaise with various suppliers to discuss maintenance, spare parts, and new products. 
  • Ensure that all records on machine utilization (i.e. hours, pre-start checklists and utilized hours, are recorded on a daily basis.)
  • Analyze trends and make adjustments to daily operational plans as necessary.  
  • Ensure achievement of maintenance targets by maintaining operational standards in area of responsibility.
  • Assesses performance against objectives on a regular basis as per Conuma Resources policy and take corrective action where required.
  • Participate in the development and management of the annual budget
  • Ensure that all records on machine utilization (i.e. hours, pre-start checklists and utilized hours, are recorded on a daily basis.)
  • Analyze trends and make adjustments to daily operational plans as necessary.  
  • Ensure achievement of maintenance targets by maintaining operational standards in area of responsibility.
  • Assesses performance against objectives on a regular basis as per Conuma Resources policy and take corrective action where required.
  • Participate in the development and management of the annual budget

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years of practical experience in planning and scheduling both short and long term maintenance initiatives.
  • Experienced in reporting, information monitoring and planning/organizing, supportive, communicative and able to work under pressure are preferred character traits.
  • Degree or diploma in a technical field or possess a valid Inter-Provincial trade qualification certificate in a related field.
  • Previous supervisory experience complimented with a proven work record in preventative, predictive and reliability maintenance programs in a mining environment.
  • Experience with computerized maintenance system is a necessity.

Skills and Abilities

  • Mine equipment maintenance systems and operations
  • Mine reliability programs
  • Knowledgeable in mine equipment standards, policies, procedures and processes;
  • Know and understand mine equipment maintenance safety standards;
  • Preparation of maintenance budgets, work schedules and performance reports; and
  • Understanding of short- and long-term maintenance planning objectives.
  • Materials ordering and coordination procedures

Work Location / Travel

  • Employee bus transport is available from Tumbler RIdge, Chetwynd, and Mackenzie, BC.
  • Please be aware no camp facilities are available. Conuma Resources believes in supporting our local communities by promoting them as a place for our employees to call home, not just a work place.

Wage and Benefits

Conuma Resources provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare.

Conuma Resources is an equal opportunity employer
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