Mill Maintenance Planner - Delta Junction - job 1197729

Northern Star Resources Ltd.

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Delta Junction, Alaska

Employment type: Full-time

Northern Star Resources Limited (ASX: NST) is an Australian ASX 100 gold producer with four Tier-1 world-class projects located in highly prospective and low sovereign risk regions of Australia and North America. Northern Star is the second largest Australian gold producer and among the top 25 gold miners globally. Northern Star continues to invest in building a strong asset base through strategic acquisitions and aggressive exploration to extend the mine lives across its world-class operations and generate earning accretive value for its Shareholders through operational effectiveness

Northern Star (Pogo) LLC have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a Mill Maintenance Planner at our world-class Pogo operation in Alaska on a rotational camp schedule.

What do we offer?

  • Vibrant hub of activity on site, with the ability to be part of successful and productive team

  • Permanent position and extended mine-life offering job security.

  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses, insurances, 401k and paid leave.

  • Ongoing development opportunities and growth within a company that continuously invest in their people.

What's the role?

The Mill Maintenance Planner reports to the Mill Maintenance General Foreman, and the primary role is to ensure that all routine maintenance activities are correctly scheduled and resourced to minimise downtime and to ensure targeted equipment reliability between planned maintenance tasks.

Duties include:

  • Organize and schedule downtime by coordinating with Operations, Maintenance, Warehouse, and vendors to ensure manpower, equipment, and tool availability for all crafts.

  • Plan and schedule preventive maintenance and repairs utilizing the manpower and talent supplied by the Fixed Plant Maintenance, Condition Monitoring and Electrical Supervisors.

  • Ensure correct parts are staged for scheduled preventive maintenance and back log repairs.

  • Create preventive maintenance schedules and work orders for equipment, modify preventive maintenance as needed, ensure all procedures, pump wear data sheet, parts list, and calibration sheets are an integral part of the work order.

  • Generate purchase requisitions. Assure purchase requisitions use correct account coding and are posted to the appropriate work orders.

  • Evaluate component rebuild options vs. new procurement and communicate logical decision to management.

  • Work closely with vendors and warehousing to ensure stock availability, validate min/max quantities, and manage inventory additions and deletions

  • Conduct research, obtain price and availability quotes, and direct order parts and/or equipment essential to complete work assigned to Mill Maintenance, Electrical, Instrumentation, Condition Monitoring and HVAC Departments.

  • Ensure all safety related activities are undertaken in accordance with Company policy and MSHA requirements including Hazard ID's, pre-start checks, pre-start meetings, and incident reporting.

What are we looking for?

You'll be a highly organised individual who will display behaviour consistent to our Northern Star Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results, looking to work with the business for the long term and be an integral part in its future growth and development.

The specifics:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Mining industry fixed plant equipment planning and scheduling and/or mechanical experience with computer-based maintenance planning/scheduling

  • Minimum 4 years practical experience in mechanical/electrical planning or other related field

  • High level of organizational and planning skills

  • Technical knowledge of fixed plant equipment & parts.

  • Computer literacy Microsoft Office, Pronto or similar CMMS.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Flexibility to adapt to improved procedures and practices.

  • Awareness of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Act & Regulations.

  • Be able to pass a background check and post offer physical.

The Details:

Working a 14 days on, 7 days off schedule of days, up to 12 hours a day or more at a remote campsite. Extreme conditions, including but not limited to extreme and changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.

Employees are required to stay on site at the company provided camp during the work rotation. Camp facilities provide dining service, games room, exercise & weight room, sauna, and accommodation rooms. Dormitory rooms have a land line phone, great Wi-Fi & cable TV. Cell service is available through Wi-Fi. The Company provides a bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok, Alaska.

Why join us?

When you join our Company, you join the Northern Star Team. 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.

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to the local community in which we operate. We are a proud supporter of the Veterans' Employment Commitment and 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.

  • A Covid Vaccine is required as a condition of employment for all employees hired on or after July 12, 2021.

  • Either one round of Pfizer or Moderna, or the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine is required prior to beginning work for Northern Star (Pogo) LLC. If Pfizer or Moderna, the second vaccine shot will then be needed as scheduled to complete the requirement.

  • Requests for exceptions to this requirement, for reasons such as a candidate's religious beliefs or disability status, will be considered on a case by case basis and determined by the general manager.

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Shortlisting for this role will begin immediately.

Candidates living in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Delta and Tok regions will be given first consideration.

Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted.

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