Area Planner

Aug. 1, 2020, 8:47 a.m.
Aug. 12, 2020, 7:04 a.m.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Area Planner with a strong focus on safety to join our Maintenance & Reliability Team.

You will support our Reliability Excellence program through efficient and effective planning and scheduling principles to help drive continuous improvement of maintenance activities. You will be an important asset to our business by ensuring our critical asset long term schedule is optimised whilst maximising equipment life and by maintaining performance of major overhaul shutdown, turnaround and costs to minimise loss.

Regarded as a senior planner, you will provide leadership and assist the work management team within an Operating Centre by ensuring maintenance strategies and asset management data is accurately reflected in eAM, supporting maintenance cost management and by effective integration of all planned maintenance activities appearing in the long term and short term rolling schedules.

Other duties include;

Alignment to the Standardised REX planning process.

Facilitation of all Major Overhaul critical milestone planning in the 16+ week countdown, including a Pre-shutdown Improvement Event and a Post Overhaul Review.

Maximising equipment availability by ensuring that appropriate operating and maintenance strategies are agreed between key personnel in the area and are documented and communicated

Plans, schedules and aligns major equipment with other OC and WAO Site process outages to maximise business value and minimise losses.

Responsible for crafting Operating Centre maintenance KPI’s as well as addressing the improvement opportunities for the operational plan.

Assists the Field Planner to competently perform in their role through skilful management and coaching.

Applies their knowledge to perform critical analyses on process improvements. These decisions have impact on the departmental contribution to the business.

Contributes to the achievement of area business objectives by producing long term (monthly, quarterly and yearly) schedules of known equipment activities.

For the right candidate, flexible work arrangements would be considered for this role. Please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

As a nationally recognised employer of choice for gender equity and advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex inclusion, Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences.

About you

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do. To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success you will have:

Other requirements of the role include

Seek contributions from various sources on development of technological advancements and innovations that may be affected and provide the team with information on developments in organisation, planning and maintenance techniques.

Actively encourage safety consciousness and support the team for the establishment and implementation of safety practices.

Establish, improve and monitor work standards as well as provide technical advice and assistance to the team. The Area Maintenance Planner is the first level of the help chain outside of the Planning team for safety and technical issues.

Contribute to proposed changes to plant and equipment design from the maintenance point of view. Initiate design changes to existing equipment in order to reduce maintenance costs or improve production capacity.

Develop maintenance schedules and support work planning requirements with team members for their job. Their involvement in planning is to attend meetings and assist in job scopes. They have a key role in preventative/proactive maintenance and major equipment outages.

Revisit strategies and work practices to improve the maintenance management of the OC. Improve/reduce waste in maintenance using the ABS principles and tools. Contribute to the training and development of Field Planners.

Be involved in identifying, documenting, implementing and sustaining standard methodology.

Involvement in writing, developing and maintaining equipment management strategies, workpacks and SWI's.

Responsible for the budget and forecast process in this area, feeding information to the accountable Maintenance Superintendent.

We are ideally looking for someone with -

Previous planning / scheduling experience preferably in the heavy industry such as mining or refining.

A trade background with 5 years’ experience in a refinery, mining or similar heavy industry, whilst not essential would be desirable.

A degree or similar qualifications, as well as 3-4 years relevant work experience.

Some eAM / Oracle experience, also whilst not essential would be desirable.

A passion for continuous improvement of processes and products.

About where you will work

Wagerup Alumina Refinery is located on the border of Western Australia’s Peel and South West regions, 130 kilometres south of Perth, four kilometres north of Yarloop and 13 kilometres south of Waroona. Wagerup refinery employs approximately 600 people and of those, around 30 per cent live in the local shires of Waroona and Harvey.

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