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Asset Planner

Date:  Mar 16, 2023

Brong-Ahafo Region, BA, GH (Ghana)

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

About This Role:

Technical Services provides global support to Newmont and its operating businesses across a range of specialized technical functions. Within Technical Services, the Asset Management (AM) function will be responsible for creating and implementing effective global asset strategies, delivering efficient asset planning and strategic insights to drive exceptional global asset performance across Newmont’s portfolio. It aims to ensure that Newmont’s asset management processes and capabilities are a source of sustainable and considerable competitive advantage for Newmont. This is achieved by focusing on business process standardization, proactive collaboration, competency and capability development, maintenance and reliability practices, relevant global productivity metrics and targeted value-adding asset lifecycle cost improvements. The AM function is focused on delivering value aligned with our philosophy of continuous improvement and rapid replication.

The Asset Planning function is responsible for the delivery of effective maintenance plans and schedules designed to maximize the efficiency of site maintenance teams and drive improved equipment performance. The Asset Planner will be responsible for preparing short, medium or long term maintenance plans and schedules and liaising with the site-based Work Management Coordinators to ensure timely arrival of parts and execution of work orders.

Key outcomes include:

  • Preparation of long and short-term plans and schedules to optimize costs, improve efficiency and drive equipment reliability and availability for a mine or process department.
  • Clear communication with work management coordinators to support the execution of the plan.

In This Role You Will:

Safety and Health

  • Proactively demonstrates Newmont’s core values in all aspects of work.
  • Actively support Newmont’s safety standards and improvement initiatives.

Manages New Work Requests

  • Manages new and backlog work notifications including checking for duplicates, ensuring enough information is included to plan the work leveraging Task Lists to ensure consistency in job planning.
  • Obtains approvals for work notifications, verifies priority levels and due dates before converting them to work orders.

Plans and Schedules Work Orders (WOs)

  • Prepares short, medium and long term maintenance plans (to be executed in the 2+ week range) based on site priority, focused on reducing down-time and maintenance costs.
  • Plans use of resources (parts and materials, equipment, tools, and labor) for execution of maintenance plans including timely scheduling of material orders.
  • Coordinates with on-site Work Management Coordinators to transition draft schedules with time, resource, and material allocations to sites.
  • Coordinates maintenance plans with Supply Chain team in order to ensure timely ordering and allocation of parts and materials.

Monitors Adherence to Plan and Identifies Improvement Areas

  • Ensures and monitors the correct use of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, including ensuring component changeouts are appropriately recorded.
  • Verify that work orders are closed with required fields populated.
  • Monitors planning and scheduling Key Performance Indicators and targets including deviations from maintenance plan and communicates insights to Regional Planning leads.
  • Assists in identifying need for Reliability Engineers to review equipment strategies or Life Cycle Cost Models.
  • Develops and distributes compliance to schedule, work process metrics and backlog reports to site and central Asset Management stakeholders.
  • Continuously identify and drive opportunities to improve planning activities and implement best practice updates and changes.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Degree/Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical).
  • Certificate in Asset Management (may be an advantage).

Additional Knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge of maintenance principles and industry standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of the work management process.
  • Thorough knowledge of planning and scheduling maintenance activities.
  • Strong knowledge of the operation of the Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) -  System Application and Products (SAP).
  • General knowledge of performance measures and their interpretation.
  • General knowledge of defect elimination methodologies and their interpretation.
  • General knowledge of asset life cycle management and asset management principles and best practice.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in asset management and / or execution of heavy industry plant maintenance.
  • Mining industry experience is highly desirable.
  • Underground mining experience will be advantageous.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong computer literacy skills - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and Microsoft Project. 
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound information monitoring and management skills.
  • Sound planning, organizing and prioritizing skills.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical engineering drawings.
  • Ability to interpret engineering schematics / blueprints.

Behavioural Attributes:

  • Ability to effectively prioritize jobs in order of importance.
  • Demonstrated strong inter-personal relationship skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate both in person and virtually.
  • Ability to quickly assess information to diagnose problems and opportunities, with a track record of strong professional judgement and critical thinking.
  • Ability to engage with and influence stakeholders across Newmont including central Asset Management, operations, supply chain, and external partners.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a high performing, multi-disciplined, diverse team.

Working Conditions

  • Position may be office based or remote.
  • Flexible hours required to accommodate global nature of work.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

The salary range offered for this role is $. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.   

This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. 

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live. With the wide availability of vaccines in the United States, if you are offered this position, you will have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to being hired.  This requirement will be subject to an exemption process, as required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.