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Maintenance Manager
Full Time NEW

Job Overview

Job Overview

  • CategoryOperations
  • Date Posted:
  • Location: Northern Goldfields, WA, AU
  • Job Title: Maintenance Manager
  • Salary: Dependent on experience and will be discussed directly with the successful candidate
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Due to the recent expansion of our processing plant, Northern Star Resources has an exciting site-based leadership opportunity at Thunderbox operations looking to appoint a new Maintenance Manager.


The Maintenance Manager reports to the Processing Manager, and the primary role is to lead the maintenance team to execute maintenance strategies safely and efficiently. The Maintenance Manager aims to continually improve plant availability and ensure reliable performance to maximise plant uptime; and manage maintenance for other surface infrastructure.


Success in this role will be a high performing individual who proactively engage in safety processes and adherence to required controls. Actively monitors and promotes the value of maintenance systems to facilitate continuous improvement, high quality work and the management of cost in line with business goals. The team will develop a high level of skill, integrity and ownership developed through your active coaching, engagement and standard setting behaviour.


Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Maximise plant availability and performance through effective planning, implementation, execution and monitoring and continuous improvement of the Work Management System.
  • Monitor Work Management System to identify improvement opportunities, provide direction and support in relation to Work Management and Pronto improvements.
  • Development of the Maintenance Department Budget as directed by the Proessing Manager. Monitor section costs and provide feedback on any variances of note. Identify opportunities for improved cost management and implement improvements.
  • Review effectiveness of the Asset’s Life of Asset strategy on an as needed basis. Provide recommendations to stakeholders as required to agree and then implement changes/improvements. Update budget and resource requirements to support the updated strategy.
  • Monitor Warehouse performance, maintain effective supply chain management.
  • Monitor and coach team leaders on the key metrics drivers to identify processing maintenance improvement opportunities, within execution standards, reliability engineering processes, defect identification/reporting and elimination.
  • Develop and maintain succession plans for key positions and identify opportunities to upskill.
  • Monitor and communicate with respective project department nominee on improvement projects or plant upgrades to ensure maintenance effectiveness in relation to maintainability and serviceability is accounted for as part of the design and hand over process.

Required skills and experience: 

  • Trade or Engineering Qualifications relevant to fixed plant maintenance.
  • Current “C” Class Western Australian Drivers Licence.
  • 5-10 years experience in fixed plant maintenance management, supervision, and preventative maintenance programs.
  • 3-5 years hands on industrial maintenance experience.
  • Deep knowledge and experience in reliability concepts and practices. Such as; Root Cause Failure Analysis, predictive maintenance, thermography, shock pulse/vibration, oil analysis, performance metrics and analytics.
  • Proficient in prioritising work and scheduling/planning.
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Advanced computer literacy – Microsoft Office, Pronto or similar CMMS.
  • St Johns Senior First Aid certificate (desirable).
  • Knowledge of the Work Health and Safety Act and the WHS (General) and WHS (Mines) Regulations.
  • Meet the requirements to be appointed as a Statutory Supervisor under the WHS (Mines) Regulations.

About Northern Star Resources

Northern Star offers unparalleled opportunities for you to forge a career in the resource industry at their underground and open pit operations across Western Australia and Alaska. You can choose residential or FIFO opportunities throughout your career with us. 


Gold in Ounces. Opportunities in Tonnes. 


Why join us? 

Be part of the next exciting growth stage of Northern Star. You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the team, and where you can develop and grow with our business long term.   


Northern Star encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential. Joining the Northern Star team also means you are eligible for our industry leading Parental Leave entitlements, and bonus programs. 


Benefits when you join Northern Star:

  • Company subsidised GU Health Insurance from commencement
  • Gold Price Variable bonus incentive from commencement
  • Short-term incentive bonus program from commencement
  • Employee Share Plan programs
  • 5 weeks annual leave   
  • Industry leading Parental leave policy – with up to 20 weeks primary carers leave and up to 4 weeks secondary carers leave. Primary carers return to work benefits including up to 6 weeks bonus payment, top up of superannuation and long service leave service recognition  
  • GoldSTARR program – cash savings for everyday expenses   
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) that includes free, confidential counselling and wellbeing services  
  • Salary Continuance (Income protection) insurance from commencement  
  • Salary Sacrificing benefits, including Novated Leasing and Remote Area Living benefit options; and 
  • Paid Family Domestic Violence leave. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to local communities in which we operate. We recognise the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence. 


Recruitment Process 

Our recruitment process considers your alignment to our company values and the requirements of the role. We also have several checks which may be conducted to demonstrate your suitability for the role including police checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, right to work checks, qualifications, due diligence and/or reference checks. 


Reach out to Kevin Nguyen at KNguyen@nsrltd.com for a conversation or click the ‘Apply’ button to submit your application.