Specialist – Maintenance Planning

22 Jun 2022

OceanaGold’s expanding Waihi Mine is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our processing team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated strengths in organizational, planning and resourcing skills with the ability to supervise. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career.

The role

Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, this position will be responsible for planning, scheduling, and proactive parts acquisition for the Maintenance Department. Responsible for developing, managing and controlling all aspects of planning (7 days +). Acting as a liaison between the Maintenance Supervisor and Operations, this individual will be a key team member in assuring the daily and weekly maintenance schedules are effectively created in a timely and efficient manner with little or no issues related to parts procurement or resource availability.

Key tasks and responsibilities include the following:

  • Maintaining a safe working environment through compliance with the company’s Health & Safety Program
  • Complying with the Maintenance Planner/Scheduler’s roles and responsibilities defined in the backlog management, planning, scheduling, and urgent/break-in work processes.
  • Conversion of the output of maintenance program development to structured work templates
  • Maintains backlog to effectively manage maintenance work
  • Scoping jobs as necessary to include: All necessary job steps, required tooling, drawings and diagrams, parts, manpower, and safety elements to be addressed
  • Coordinating with supply chain to generate material purchase orders and agreed delivery dates
  • Coordination with various contractors providing services

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A related technical diploma, or engineering degree with supervisory/lead experience is preferred.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office functions.
  • Previous experience as a scheduler is a significant asset.
  • A Safety conscious and positive work attitude
  • A full and current driver's licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles is preferred

Who are we?

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

Why work for us?

Enjoy a Monday – Friday roster so you can explore the stunning local region at weekends. At OceanaGold we offer our employees a competitive salary, Southern Cross health insurance for you and subsided rates for immediate family members, contributions to Kiwisaver, free gym membership and excellent training and development.

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 Tuesday, 5 July 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
Waihi Operations
Date expires:
5 Jul 2022
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