Work Management Planner | Maintenance Centre of Excellence

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Western Australia

Work type

Full Time, Part Time

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Date published

23 August 2019

Date closing

30 August 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

Reporting to the Superintendent Planning & Asset Health, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining and communicating work plans for all Conveyor Systems across our thriving Port in Port Hedland. 

Our Work Management Planners are supported by their Leaders and a group of experienced Asset Management Planners who offer a deep understanding of the equipment used on site. As a Work Management Planner, you will benefit from developing strong working relationships with your stakeholders in Port Hedland, which will enable you to provide targeted, rolling 12 week plans integrating planning and production. 

Your duties will include:
  • Reviewing notifications to create work orders for approved scopes of work
  • Delivering a high volume of sequenced, effective and accurate work packages to the scheduler 
  • Planning to a high quality, considering the 12 week rolling major events calendar and relevant total equipment strategies 
  • Liaising with the asset management planners to understand rail equipment asset health
  • Creating required parts demands and liaising with the inventory planner 
  • Engaging with supply to ensure parts and materials are delivered on time
  • Identifying opportunities for standardisation across sites in order to increase efficiencies and accuracy 
  • Developing SAP master data to embed standard work packages into task lists
  • Identifying and addressing errors and inconsistencies in SAP master data 

About You

Whilst previous maintenance planning or scheduling experience will be preferred, it is not essential. Alternatively, you will be systems orientated with the ability to accurately process high volumes of work. The following skills will also contribute to your success in this role: 
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Task focused with strong attention to detail
  • Analytical, with the ability to utilise multiple data sources to deliver outcomes 
  • Adaptable and able to work in a continuously changing environment 
  • Process driven with an enthusiasm for identifying improvements and efficiencies
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling processes; and/ or logistics coordination will be advantageous 
  • Experienced using SAP would be advantageous for this role 
  • Supervisory experience gained within a Fixed Plant environment would also be advantageous


BHP’s new Maintenance Centre of Excellence (MCoE) is the coming together of a dedicated, innovative team focused on identifying, achieving and maintaining the highest standards in maintenance for BHP globally. This role will be performed from our Centre of Excellence hub supported by the latest technology to engage with our sites around the Australia and the globe. 

You will be based in Perth, Western Australia, in the multi award winning office tower - ‘City Square’. You will have stunning river views from your modern open plan office, state of the art facilities including virtual whiteboards and video conferencing facilities, 550 bicycle racks with ample lockers, showers and change room amenities and a large outdoor terrace with barbecues. 

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  

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