Material / Maintenance Planner

Barrick Gold Corporation - Hemlo, ON (30+ days ago)

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Williams Operating Corporation - Barrick Gold located near Marathon in Northwestern Ontario presently requires a:

Material / Maintenance Planner

To ensure that the supply of materials meet the maintenance plan and production schedule to ensure operational excellence. Able to deliver efficient, effective and flexible solutions to meet production requirements. Maintains strong relationships both internally and externally to ensure the supply of materials meets the business requirements. Decisions and results have an impact on the function and their success. Performance affects the function’s image. Work under the direction of the Reliability Superintendent.


General and Task Management
Schedule the supply of materials/components to meet production requirements and minimum safety stock levels
Plan, develop, implement and evaluate processes for material delivery from supplier to point of use.
Assess volume requirements against planning assumptions
Day-to-day order management and management of deliveries
Understand and manage risks to minimize impact on production schedules.
Take follow-up actions in relation to material shortages that affect production
Implement all processes to agreed standards and targets and support continuous improvement initiatives and identify areas of improvement.
Utilize any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or IT system that is in place and ensure that data is accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as required Monitor the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and manage inventory accuracy
Monitor inventory levels against agreed target levels
Support inventory checks to validate inventory accuracy
Minimize obsolete stock and ensure business is left with minimum liability
Create regular statistical reports and analysis and update others in the organization
Relationship Management
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to forecast, plan and facilitate on-time shipment of materials to the production line as and when required, avoiding disruption to production schedule.
Generate and communicate supplier material delivery schedules and forecasts to ensure they reflect requirements and meet demands
Develop and maintain good relationships with suppliers and ensure demand for materials is met and deliveries are made on time
Develop and implement processes and work with suppliers on continuous improvement initiatives.
Support assessment and sourcing of suppliers in conjunction with members of ASCC and the purchasing team.
Support supplier meetings and negotiations to ensure demand for materials is met
Resolve supplier concerns and evaluate supplier performance in conjunction with members of the ASCC and purchasing team.
This role will require you from time to time to relieve other planners during absences, but not limited to, Vacation, PBDs, Training, Personal or other.


Practical experience in maintenance industry, preferably mine related.
2 years experience with computer-based maintenance planning/ scheduling. CMMS
Ability to read, understand and maintain schematics utilizing the applicable methods
Sound understanding of both the principals of Preventative maintenance and Maintenance planning
Clear understanding of the maintenance standards and procedures
Must have ability to work effectively with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) Oracle
Communication, leadership and team building skills
Strong prioritization, organization and reasoning skills
Strong electrical and some mechanical expertise in troubleshooting and problem solving
Ability to walk down a job to assure work has been completed per standard work instruction and follows applicable code per site location.
Ability to develop individuals to achieve better results
Proficient in follow-up and feedback
Climbing equipment ladders
Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:
Technician certificate,
Commitment to work towards professional accreditation with an industry related body
Previous experience of materials planning ideally manufacturing environment
Good understanding of supply chain processes and their interdependencies.
Understanding of supplier relationships and some experience of working with suppliers
Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including advanced Excel skills
Knowledge and experience of using MRP (Material Requirements Planning) systems or similar
Knowledge of lean techniques may be advantageous

What we can Offer You

Ability to make lasting positive impact on the Operation
Experience working on a World Class, geologically complex Archean Greenstone gold deposit
Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
An opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About Barrick

Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner. Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.

About Hemlo

Situated near the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in north western Ontario, 350 km east of Thunder Bay, we have an underground/open pit: residential mine site. This rugged and beautiful area is an outdoor paradise - home to dozens of species of birds and animals as well as moose, black bear and deer. If you enjoy outdoor activities including enjoying lake country/cottages, camping, boating, beaches, hiking, hunting and fishing, as well as sledding, snowshoeing, x-country skiing in the winter; you’ll want to explore opportunities at Barrick-Hemlo. With two communities in proximity, both Marathon and Manitouwadge have all the amenities you’ll require and is regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living and a terrific quality of life.

Barrick is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.