Senior Shutdown Planner


Rio Tinto

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Senior Shutdown Planner –Kitimat, BC

  • Excellent leadership opportunity in a global mining organisation. This is not a FIFO position

  • Exciting challenges in one of the most efficient, greenest and lowest-cost smelters in the world

  • Stability, desirable roster, relocation provided, role based in a family-oriented community Kitimat. - Kitimat

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth's mineral resources. We have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. We're committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment. It's how we grow - it's how you grow.

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.


The Opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Shutdown Planner to We are looking for Senior Shutdown Planner – to plan and schedule the activities of our shutdown support maintenance crew (multi trade). The planner’s main focus is to integrate the scheduling of their shutdown maintenance team with area maintenance team for daily shutdowns throughout BC Works Aluminium smelter. Lead planning and scheduling of all yearly major shutdowns.

Rio Tinto is a global leader in aluminium - one of the world's most widely used metals. Active in the sector for more than 110 years, we operate high-scale, high-quality bauxite mines and alumina refineries. Our industry leadership includes our benchmark smelting technology and enviable hydropower position.

What the role entails

This role is a great opportunity This role is a great opportunity to be accountable for the efficient planning, estimating and scheduling of all maintenance work for the shutdown support crew. Working a 7.5 hour day, Monday to Friday 37.5 hour week you will be: Working Monday to Friday and reporting to the Interim Maintenance Superintendent, you will be:

  • Improving productivity of people, equipment and work quality by eliminating potential delays and obstacles to efficient work execution.

  • Responsible for maintenance work by producing weekly maintenance schedules which are practical with all of the resources identified with accurate estimates and all necessary materials.

  • Ensuring safety needs are given a top priority in work planning. Ensuring shutdown crew activities are incorporated in the shutdown schedule respecting the critical path and deadlines.

  • Recommending system and design changes to improve the processes.

  • Leading follow-up meetings to capture learnings from the workforce to capture improvements in daily and annual shutdowns.

  • Applying shutdown management best practices and participate in defect elimination process

What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, you will have:


  • Preferred Red Seal Trades or Mechanical or Electrical Technical Diploma

  • Demonstrated in depth planning and scheduling knowledge using a CMMS system – SAP preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar industrial setting, mining, processing, manufacturing or related setting

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite

  • Proficiency in English

It will also be beneficial if you have

  • Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma

  • Microsoft Project

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

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