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Maintenance Shutdown Planner

Date:  May 10, 2022

Sipaliwini, SIP, SR (Suriname)

Newmont Suriname was established in 2004 as an entity of Newmont Mining Corporation and is headquartered in Paramaribo, Suriname. Located in South America, Suriname was originally settled as a Dutch colony, is very culturally diverse and enjoys a tropical climate. The Merian Project is located approximately 60 km south of Moengo in a largely undeveloped part of the country with the nearest permanent settlement, Langa Tabiki, approximately 17 km east from the Project site. Strong support from host communities and the government of Suriname strengthen Merian's ability to deliver safe, profitable production with significant upside potential and opportunity for employees, host communities and shareholders.



The Maintenance Shutdown Planner is responsible for planned shutdown planning preparation and scheduling of maintenance work, contributing to the Newmont Merian operations asset management. Responsibilities include supporting the Process Maintenance team to overall achievement of processing plant objectives by ensuring maximum availability of the plant while meeting all health, safety and environmental requirements

Essential Duties

  • Manage new shutdown work requests, including, checking  for duplicate requests.
  • Review approved notification and determine if enough information is included to plan the work.
  • Prioritize, set due date and obtain approvals as required.
  • Convert notifications to work orders and manage the notification backlog.
  • Fully plan work orders, including review outstanding work orders with priority P5 to identify jobs to be planned.
  • Work with Supervisors to scope and document planning details, including but not limited to, task list, procedures, resources, skill sets, parts, materials, services, job duration, cranes & hoists, special tools, required plant, outage requirement, cost estimate, safety requirement, permits, isolations and quality checks.
  • Create reservations and requisitions for parts, materials, services and special tools & equipment.
  • Set work order status to RTS.
  • Update and create task lists for all repetitive corrective work. Create work packs.
  • Organize and facilitate backlog review meetings with key stakeholders as required.
  • Schedule work orders and issue work packs, including:

­    - Identify assets available for work in the next schedule period.
­    - 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.

  • Plan and Schedule Shutdown work as Required, including:

­   -  Review work orders for inclusion in shutdowns and change the priority (P5) as required.
­   -  Export shutdown work orders to MS Project, as required. 
­    - Determine shutdown critical path activities, update shutdown schedule as required. Update CMMS based on changes made to the shutdown schedule.

  • Manage completion of work orders in the CMMS, including:

­    - Update Component Tracking in CMMS;
­    - Ensure work orders are completed with appropriate labor, materials and coding in a timely manner;
­    - Produce KPIs for each period, review performance and take action to improve;
­    - Finalize and commit shutdown scope, budget and schedule.

  • Update, with assistance from Supervisors the detailed MWI and discuss quality with General Foreman Planning and/or Senior Maintenance Planner.

Training & Experience

  • A technical diploma (NATIN/AMTO/IMEAO, trades, or special studies certification. 
  • Thorough knowledge of maintenance principles and industry standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of the work management process.
  • Thorough knowledge of planning and scheduling.
  • General knowledge of performance measures and their interpretation.
  • Thorough knowledge of the operation of the CMMS (Ellipse/SAP).
  • Strong knowledge in MS Office Suite and MS Project.
  • The Maintenance Shutdown Planner is required to have a minimum of 5 years planning and scheduling in experience in a  Mining, construction, utilities or other heavy industry field.
  • Experience with manual and computerized maintenance planning systems. 
  • SAP experience will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must be physically fit.
  • A strong commitment to work safely.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize jobs in order of importance.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical engineering drawings.
  • Ability to work with others in a multi-department, multi-skills organization, good computer skills.

Working Conditions

  • The processing facilities at Merian include crushing, grinding, gravity recovery circuit, pre-leach thickening, a leach-CIL circuit, a carbon stripping, elution and carbon regeneration circuit, a gold recovery circuit, a cyanide CCD reduction thickener, cyanide destruction facility, tailings and reclaim water pipelines and a water effluent treatment plant. The throughput of the processing facilities will vary from 12 Mtpy to 8 Mtpy. 
  • Works on a schedule of 14 days of work at 10 hours per day at a camp on the mine site, followed by 7 days of rest including transportation and rotating between dayshift and nightshift.
  • Works outside in all weather conditions.
  • Wears personal protective equipment including steel-toed boots, long sleeved shirts, or any other equipment to perform duties safely as required by the Health and Safety plan.
  • Regular exposure to moderate amounts of noise in the physical plant, dust and dirt at most work sites, and occasionally works at heights in excess of 10 feet within the physical plant.
  • Works in a culturally diverse environment.

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.

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