Specialist - Maintenance Planning

13 Jun 2022

OceanaGold's Macraes Mine is looking for an experienced Maintenance Planner to join the underground team. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of developing efficient maintenance processes within a heavy industry environment. Macraes is New Zealand's largest gold mine, with 650 employees and contractors on site, therefore there are excellent career prospects. Enjoy the stunning Otago scenery at weekend as this is a Monday to Friday position.

The role

This position involves the scheduling of regular servicing and the planning of short, medium and long term maintenance plans for repairs and component exchange on mobile equipment. Responsible for planning cost effective maintenance and ensuring equipment availability targets are met.

Key tasks and responsibilities include the following:

  • Carry out specific responsibilities as defined in project management systems
  • Ensure compliance and the use of project documentation and systems for all procedures and risk assessments.
  • Chairing weekly planning meetings
  • Order Parts and look after accounts in Red Map
  • Creating short, medium and long term maintenance plans as directed by the Mobile Fleet Application Specialist or Maintenance Superintendent and the maintenance budget
  • Timely and effective planning of maintenance and resources to maintain equipment to relevant standards with minimal equipment down time
  • Maintaining planning and reporting systems to acceptable standards
  • Plan for and facilitate the effect utilisation of available resources
  • Producing and disseminating maintenance plans
  • Ensure periodic reports are accurate and submitted on time
  • Working to the highest safety standards in accordance with company procedures and legislation

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Mechanical Trade Qualification desirable, or minimum 5 years mechanical experience
  • Relevant Planning Experience (Mining), 5 years or Planning skills from other areas in the Heavy Auto trade
  • Full, clean class 1 driver's licence and the ability to drive a manual preferred.

Who are we?

Check us out: https://oceanagold.com/about-us/

Why work for us?

Live and work in Otago, 1 hour from Dunedin and less than 3 hours drive to Queenstown and Wanaka. Free Southern Cross Healthcare and buses to site from Dunedin and Oamaru. Excellent career prospects within an international mining business.

About the company:

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental, and social performance. Since 1990, we have been contributing to excellence in our industry by delivering sustainable environmental and social outcomes for our communities and strong returns for our shareholders. The gold, copper and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects people around the world.

Our global exploration, development and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of operating assets including Didipio Mine in the Philippines, Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand and Haile Gold Mine in the United States. Our operations are supported by corporate offices located in Brisbane, Australia and Denver, USA.

At OceanaGold, health and safety are paramount to the success of our business as are employees who engage in behaviors that align with our values.


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our website: www.careers.oceanagold.com

Applications close on Thursday, 30 June 2022. Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

No applications from employment agencies will be accepted.

Work Type:
New Zealand
Macraes Operations
Date expires:
30 Jun 2022
  • Mining >> Maintenance Personnel