Manager, Maintenance Strategy and Planning

Saskatchewan - Canada - Oil, Gas & Mining - Mining - Operations & Maintenance - Professional Bachelor

We’re hiring a Manager, Maintenance Strategy and Planning for our client, a large mining company. This is a permanent position.

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Samantha Binns, Account manager

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About this role


  • Recruit and lead the team to develop the Maintenance Strategy & Planning program for the Jansen Operation including:
    • Asset Management Program;
    • Predictive Maintenance Program;
    • Machine Health and Condition Monitoring Program;
  • all in line with the Maintenance Centre of Excellence, best practices and value addition for Jansen Operations requirements;
  • Provides operational leadership into the identification of the most critical plant and equipment at a broad system level in order to priorities the maintenance effort in execution and operations phases;
  • Manages the deployment of the defect elimination process and systems across the business;
  • Optimizes and implements the Maintenance Readiness Plan for inclusion in the Project schedule and cost estimates. Including:
  • Manages planned 3rd party support contracts through the execution phase of the Jansen project;
  • Provide input into project regular project reporting;
  • Lead a team that provides expertise to manage Total Equipment Strategies (TES) development across the Potash Operations from the mine, process plant, rail and port operations. This includes:
  • Leading adhere to TES work standards through coaching of the purpose and functionality of critical controls relevant to their work;
  • Identifies and replicates best maintenance strategies and practices into Total Equipment Strategies to improve performance;
  • Engages with Maintenance Centre of Excellence (MCoE) Asset Management to incorporate Total Equipment Strategies in key standards decisions;
  • Leads the team to optimize the TES by collaborating with the Project Engineering function, Supply, Finance and Original Equipment Manufacturers.

About you


  • Engineering or other relevant tertiary education preferred;
  • The following skills/experience are advantageous:
    • Local safety and statutory regulations;
    • Front Line and/or Maintenance Management experience preferred;
  • Experience leading / engaging people and creating and environment of trust and collaboration amongst different operational teams / crews / shifts / suppliers / OEMs;
  • Multiple years of experience in a maintenance capacity in mining or heavy industry;
  • Significant experience in the application of workplace safety standards with good judgement for safety observations;
  • Proven experience on equipment strategy development including application of analytical tools (modelling and simulation);
  • Experience operating at both Process and System level with the ability to review overall equipment performance as well as drill into specifics;
  • Experience leveraging advancing technology (such as data analytics) to deliver outcomes;
  • Has lead strategy development to deliver equipment performance using reliability methodologies;
  • Has experience in execution of maintenance, including exposure to failure diagnosis and repair methods;
  • Contract management experience across contract full lifecycle from establishment to close-out;
  • Ability to interpret business outlooks and develop them into a long term strategy;
  • Management of budgeting, cost control and continuous improvement.

What we offer

Why work with Brunel? We are proud to offer exciting career opportunities from over 100 offices globally in 42 countries. Advancing your career takes time and effort – let us match you to your ideal position.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Vacancy number: PUB212841
  • Location: Saskatchewan
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Mining
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Operations & Maintenance
  • Closing date: Monday, July 1, 2019
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Samantha Binns

Account manager Brunel Energy Canada Calgary

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