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Maintenance Planner Silver Bell


JOB TITLE: Mine Maintenance


To guide, direct and implement the activities of the maintenance planning process for all the mine operations equipment to achieve improved performance, quality and productivity of the departmental labor resource.


  • Develops detailed job plans to facilitate compliance with the OEM specifications, warranty consideration, identified best practices, and safety and environmental policies.
  • Development of Application Parts Lists (APL), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and procurement of necessary parts and equipment to complete planned maintenance in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Monitor monthly budget and equipment costs and perform invoice accruals monthly.
  • Assists the manager with the development of annual department budgets.
  • Reviews maintenance plans for safety considerations, completion window, a detailed task list, estimated manpower and tool requirements, estimated job duration including Gantt charts as needed, parts and materials procurement and a cost estimate.
  • Refines planned component replacement (PCR) intervals, routine job plans and major project plans, including the development of SOPs.
  • Recommends action plans to address repetitive and catastrophic component failures. Reviews field investigation reports and failure analysis results to maintain records for the program performance evaluation.
  • Develops and monitors work group key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Writes technical specifications for required parts and materials to assist in the procurement process.
  • Compiles component and material performance information to justify the technical specs.
  • Assists with the development of one-year and five-year departmental cost and equipment forecasts.
  • Reviews work order backlog and PM sheets including VIMS reports, planned work compliance reports and operations plans to establish work priorities.
  • Compiles a list of completed job plans from which the weekly planned workload is selected.
  • Chairs weekly planning staff meeting.
  • Chairs monthly maintenance planning meeting.
  • Reviews job plan feedback reports and prepares improvement summary documentation.
  • Logs personnel activity for the planning group monthly performance review.
  • Checks the accuracy of the equipment and component records in the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
  • Explains actual versus forecast cost variances for monthly reporting.
  • Furnishes detailed documentation for planned work to be completed by outside contractors.

  • Coaches and teaches less experienced planners to assist in their skill improvement.
  • Coordinates and supervises on site vendors.
  • Participates in various company-wide committees.
  • Trainer and instructor for MIMS and related applications upgrades.

  • Thorough knowledge of MIMS and MS Office required.
  • Thorough knowledge of CAT VIMS system.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Must be able to manage time effectively and set priorities.
  • Requires the ability to manage multiple tasks.

  • One year of college or technical school
  • Five years experience in mine maintenance and planning
  • A core value of ASARCO LLC is Safety First. The Company is committed to help employees continuously improve their efforts to work in the most safe, inclusive, socially and environmentally responsible manner practicable. Employee safety and health, both on and off the job, are critically important to the Company. Therefore, ASARCO LLC requires employees to have and effectively demonstrate good working knowledge of modern safety systems. Each employee will take prime responsibility for ensuring that s/he works within all required safety procedures and processes.

    ASARCO LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must possess a current and valid drivers license. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

    ASARCO LLC offers an excellent low cost benefits package for medical/prescription/ dental/vision, disability coverage, life insurance and other optional coverage and 401(k) plan with company match.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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