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Maintenance Planner

Job no: 499022
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dugald River Mine

We are MMG and we mine for progress.

At MMG, we mine to create wealth for our people, our communities and shareholders.

Working in partnership with our major shareholder – China Minmetals – our vision is to build the world’s most respected mining company.

We are guided by our Code of Conduct and our values of thinking safety first, respecting each other, working together, doing what we say and wanting to be better.

MMG Dugald River:

Dugald River is one of the world’s top 10 zinc operations, located near Cloncurry in Queensland. Dugald River was successfully commissioned ahead of schedule and under budget, with first production of zinc concentrate leaving Dugald River in November 2017. Dugald River is estimated to have a mine life of 20+ years to process an average of 1.7 million tonnes of ore per annum. The operation predominantly produces zinc concentrate, with by-products including lead and silver.

Maintenance Planner/Scheduler:

Reporting to the Senior Planner, you will be responsible for developing and communicating the plans and schedules in accordance with the MMG Process Framework. The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler will create, scope and plan maintenance work orders that enable effective utilisation of resources, including personnel, contractors, materials and documentation as well as build and communicate accurate and effective weekly work schedules with all stakeholders and management.

This role is based on an 8/6 roster, drive in drive out from Cloncurry or Mount Isa or fly in fly out from Townsville. Remuneration for this role includes a competitive salary package, annual bonus and generous local allowances if you live within the local community.

Qualifications Skills and Competencies;

  • Extensive planning and scheduling exposure in a mineral processing fixed plant maintenance operations environment with a sound understanding of underground mining infrastructure maintenance
  • Ability to adapt to changes in work area responsibilities as directed by management
  • Technical trades qualification or Engineering qualifications in the appropriate discipline from a recognised institution
  • Manual driver's license
  • Common Maintenance practices and standards
  • Knowledge of SAP in particular SAP PM and Master Data
  • Understanding of business and financial principles

Some of your key responsibilities will include;

  • Create, scope and plan maintenance work orders that enable effective utilisation of resources, including personnel, contractors, materials and documentation to produce the rough-cut plan and maintain the 12 weeks look ahead effectively
  • Build and communicate accurate weekly work schedules reflecting all maintenance activities, ensuring that they are adequately resourced (materials and labour) and capacity levelled
  • Ensure all Work Orders flagged for rescheduling are considered for the next available schedule
  • Attend and prepare the weekly planning and scheduling meetings to ensure alignment and commitment of resources
  • Review Subsequent Notification comments to ensure accurate data is collected in the field
  • Continuously improve maintenance practices to enable effective maintenance performance
  • Development of task lists for reoccurring work to support effective planning.
  • Maintain site master data changes as required, based on equipment strategy reviews (as advised by Improvement Engineers), and identified quality errors
  • Manage expenditure within budget levels and assist in the development of maintenance budgets

What we offer

  • FIFO from Townville
  • Gym/PCYC membership
  • For local Cloncurry residents
    • Access to MMG Charter flights to Brisbane and Townsville for family/leisure purposes
    • Financial Support for families where children attend boarding school
    • Retention payment for long term Cloncurry residents
  • On-site accommodation at Dugald River is provided in fully air-conditioned ensuite rooms and includes meal service and room cleaning. The new village features, communal media facilities including 4G coverage, onsite Medical Centre, sporting, brand new swimming pool and gym facilities.

 As a company, MMG strives for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity. We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate. If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the application closing date. To know more about MMG please visit our webpage

MMG is committed to supporting our local communities of Cloncurry Shire and Mount Isa City Council Local Government Areas. MMG encourages local residents to apply for opportunities at Dugald River. 


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Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, MMG is a mid-tier, global producer of base metals including copper and zinc.

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