Manager Maintenance Strategy & Planning

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North America


Canada - SK - Saskatoon

Work type

Full Time

Job category

Maintenance, Major Projects, Operations, Production Mining/ Operations

Date published

03 May 2019

Date closing

24 May 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

  • Recruit and lead the team to develop the Maintenance Strategy & Planning program for the Jansen Operation including:
    • Asset Management Program
    • Predictive Maintenance Program
    • Machine Health and Condition Monitoring Program 
  • Align with BHP Maintenance Centre of Excellence, best practices and value addition for Jansen Operations requirements. 
  • Provide operational leadership into the identification of the most critical plant and equipment at a broad system level in order to prioritise the maintenance effort in execution and operations phases.
  • Manage the deployment of the defect elimination process and systems across the business
  • Optimise and implements the Maintenance Readiness Plan for inclusion in the Project schedule and cost estimates. Including: 
    • Managing planned 3rd party support contracts through the execution phase of the Jansen project
    • Providing input into project regular project reporting. 
  • Lead a team that provides expertise to manage Total Equipment Strategies (TES) development across the Potash Operations from the mine, process plant, rail and port operations. This includes: 
    • Leading adherence to TES work standards through coaching of the purpose and functionality of critical controls relevant to their work.
    • Identifying and replicating best maintenance strategies and practices into Total Equipment Strategies to improve performance.
    • Engaging with Maintenance Centre of Excellence (MCoE) Asset Management to incorporate Total Equipment Strategies in key standards decisions.
    • Leading the team to optimize the TES by collaborating with the Project Engineering function, Supply, Finance and Original Equipment Manufacturers.

About You

  • Engineering or other relevant tertiary education.
  • Multiple years of experience in a maintenance capacity in mining or heavy industry
  • Significant experience in the application of workplace safety standards.
  • Proven experience on equipment strategy development including application of analytical tools (modelling and simulation).
  • Experience operating at both Process and System level with the ability to review overall equipment performance as well as drill into specifics.
  • Experience leveraging advancing technology (such as data analytics) to deliver outcomes.
  • Has lead strategy development to deliver equipment performance using reliability methodologies.
  • Has experience in execution of maintenance, including exposure to failure diagnosis and repair methods.
  • Contract management experience across contract full life-cycle from establishment to close-out.
  • Ability to interpret business outlooks and develop them into a long term strategy
  • Management of budgeting, cost control and continuous improvement.
  • Experience leading / engaging people and creating and environment of trust and collaboration among different operational teams / crews / shifts / suppliers / OEMs.
  • Experience / exposure prioritising different projects or resources, articulating and presenting analyses and results to diverse audiences ranging from operational crews to senior leadership.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and emerging issues.
  • Communicates complex and technical information to large groups

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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