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Process Maintenance Planner - FixedTerm

Date:  Oct 14, 2021

Brong-Ahafo Region, BA, GH (Ghana)


Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.

Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.

Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.

Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.

The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont 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 our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.

About This Role:

  • Do you have a minimum of 3 years planning and maintenance experience predominantly in a large gold operation?
  • Are you interested in joining an inclusive and diverse work environment?

Join the Newmont Maintenance Team where you will  support with planning and scheduling for the process plant to ensure availability of resources, reduce unplanned equipment maintenance and prevent equipment breakdowns.  

In This Role You Will:

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Take personal responsibility for the health and safety of every employee under or assigned to his /her supervision.
  • Attend monthly safety inspection and meetings.


New Work Request Oversight

  • Establish and maintain short-term maintenance schedules (i.e. three to six months ahead).
  • Conduct regular schedule and maintenance plan reviews with key partners biannually to enable accurate scoping of jobs.
  • Manage all new notifications or work requests by:
    • checking for duplicate requests.
    • reviewing request and verifying validity.
    • prioritizing, setting due-date and acquiring approvals as required.
    • converting notifications or work requests to work orders using task list or standard jobs.
    • attaching standard task or standard operating procedures (STP/SOP) where they exist.
    • managing the aged notifications or work request backlog.


Shutdown Planning and Scheduling

  • Plan and schedule minor and major shutdown works.
  • Review work orders and maintenance plans or maintenance support teams (MSTs) for inclusion in shutdowns and change work groups as required.
  • Export shutdown work orders to MS Project, as required.
  • Identify shutdown critical path activities and update shutdown schedule as required.
  • Update Completion in Computerized Maintenance Management System Management (CMMS) based on changes made to the shutdown schedule.
  • Finalize and commit shutdown scope, budget and schedule.
  • Lead and participate in regular planning, scheduling and shutdown meetings, as the need arises. 


Work Order Planning

  • Work with the Senior Maintenance Planner and General Foreman regarding the prioritization of jobs for completion.
  • Supervise and ensure that work orders are fully planned and resourced prior to being scheduled.
  • Conduct reviews of maintenance plans and costing, and make adjustments, where required.
  • Conduct coding of work orders to suit the requirements of the Asset Management Tool (AMT) for budgeting.
  • Review outstanding work orders with priority P3 or P4 to identify jobs to be planned.
  • Identify and document planning details including but not limited to job scope, task list, procedures, resources, skill sets, parts, materials, services, job duration, cranes and hoists, special tools, required plant, outage    requirement, cost estimate, safety requirement and notifications, risk assessments, permits, isolations and quality checks.
  • Acquire work approvals, as required.
  • Create reservations and requisitions for parts, materials, services and special tools and equipment.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Set work order status to fully planned.
  • Create and update maintenance plans or MSTs with task list or standard jobs for all repetitive corrective work.
  • Create bill of materials (BOMs) or application parts list (APLs) and work packs as required.
  • Coordinate and facilitate backlog review meetings with key stakeholders as the need arises.
  • Assist Maintenance Supervisors to plan and resource P1 and P2 work orders, as required.


Work Order and Pack Scheduling and Distribution

  • Identify assets available for work and run forecast for the next schedule period.
  • Run and distribute the following reports for each scheduling period to relevant stakeholders: Outstanding Work Report, Weekly Scheduling Report, Work Order Parts and Material Availability Report.
  • Prepare and review draft schedule with relevant stakeholders, update and finalize.
  • Distribute committed schedule to stakeholders and prepare weekly schedule folders for each work group. 


Work Order Completion in CMMS

  • Pull relevant information required from the SAP system to advise the approach for work order completion.
  • Update component and/or equipment tracking in CMMS.
  • Check that work orders are completed with appropriate labor, materials and coding in a timely manner.
  • Review closing comments and improvement suggestions on completed work orders and action appropriately to improve future planning.
  • Produce key performance indicators (KPI’s) for each period, review performance and take action to improve.
  • Resolve management operating system (MOS) Element non-conformances by direct intervention / coaching wherever possible, or referring non-conformances to the General Foreman for resolution, if initial efforts are not successful.
  • Take ownership of identified improvement opportunities to the MOS Element.
  • Oversee that all MOS Element documentation is up to date and approved changes are communicated to all relevant stakeholders.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Higher National Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.


Additional Knowledge: 

  • Sound knowledge of maintenance principles and industry standards.
  • Sound knowledge of the work management process.
  • Sound knowledge of planning and scheduling.
  • Sound knowledge of the operation of the CMMS (Ellipse/SAP).
  • General knowledge of performance measures, defect elimination methodologies and their interpretation.



  • A minimum of 3 – 4 years’ working experience in planning and maintenance systems in a large gold operation or similar heavy industrial site, of which 2 – 3 years should be leading maintenance teams.
  • Knowledge and experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA).


Technical Skills:

  • Strong project/programme management skills.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer literacy skills - MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and MS 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.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize jobs in order of importance.


Behavioural Attributes:

  • Accurate.
  • Timely
  • Flexible.
  • Goal oriented.
  • Proactive.
  • Quality oriented.
  • Results driven.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Team player.
  • Technically inclined.
  • Detail focused.

Working Conditions

  • The position is located at the Ahafo South mine.

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.

Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.