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Maintenance Planner

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Maintenance Planner Jobs, Plant Mobile Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base located in Nevada. It is the newest mine in Kinross’ portfolio and was acquired in January 2016.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Maintenance Planning Superintendent, the Planner/Scheduler is responsible for the effective execution of the maintenance plan as per the Kinross Way for Managing Maintenance program.

Maintenance Planning/Scheduling is the process of ensuring work is ready for execution with all resources and access requirements (e.g. equipment will be ready and isolated, parts are received etc.) in place, so the work can be performed safely and efficiently. The

Planner/Scheduler also ensures that the material and resources are available and also communicates this information with all concerned parties in Maintenance and Operations. This work is critical to the success of the overall mine operations in general and the maintenance function in particular.

Maintenance Planners/Schedulers will monitor the process of identifying work and regularly provide integrity feedback and statistics for their planning area and calculate performance measures in accordance with the Kinross Way.

Job Responsibilities

1.Develop maintenance strategies that ensure production goals are maintained.
2.Maintain up to date history for each piece of equipment.
3.Schedule work orders related to routine maintenance (predictive and preventive) and corrective maintenance, identifying and securing the required resources (maintainers, materials, spare parts, tools, instruments and equipment), time involved, safety recommendations, procedures and technical information.
4.Select and Prioritize each work order.
5.Monitor and control the backlog.
6.Develop and validate with operations the weekly maintenance schedule.
7.Close work orders.
8.Analyze the deviations reported by maintenance supervisors, identifying the causes and propose corrective actions to minimize and / or update maintenance plans.
9.Suggest updates of Bill of Materials (BOM’s) and Associated Part Lists (APL’s) based on information supplied by field maintenance and supplies.
10.Maintain a high commitment to personal safety and integrity of the environment and equipment during the planning of work orders.
11.Coordinate the activities of Parts Coordinators to ensure alignment with Planning, Scheduling, Execution and Supply Chain.
12.Recommend the updating of the maintenance guidelines in accordance with information provided by maintenance supervisors and supplies (materials, parts and times).
13.Participate in the application of Reliability Methodologies for supporting the continuous improvement of maintenance strategies (RCM, RCA, FMECA, Criticality analysis, etc.)
14.Compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality and environmental policies.

Education and Experience

1.Five years’ experience in mobile maintenance preferred.
2.Three years’ experience in planning preferred.
3.Thorough understanding of JD Edwards Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), work management and scheduling business processes as per the Kinross Way.
4.Good math and problem solving skills.
5.Mechanical understanding of mining and heavy equipment to support effective decision making in overall business management.
6.Must be proficient in CMMS company proprietary software, including Microsoft Office Applications, JD Edwards and MS Project.
7.Comprehensive understanding of condition monitoring information such as oil analysis, magnetic plug inspections, and oil filter inspections. Interpret these results and form corrective action plans to minimize breakdowns and maximize value.
8.High School Diploma/ Trade School.
9.Engineering background or degree preferred.
10.Requires valid driver’s license.


•Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
•Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.
•Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment.
•Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions.
•Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements.

Language Requirements


Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

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