Maintenance Planner

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Work type: Fixed Term Fulltime
Location: Cape Preston
Categories: Professional

Sino Iron is the largest magnetite mining and downstream processing operation in Australia, located 100kms Southwest of Karratha in the mining hub of the Pilbara.

Our fully integrated operation features an open pit mine serviced by the biggest haul trucks in the world, a six-line concentrator and port terminal facilities at nearby Cape Preston. Our state-of-the-art power station and desalination plant are among the largest in the State.

The Opportunity

CITIC Pacific Mining is seeking experienced Planner – Maintenance to join our Concentrator team on a 12-month fixed term contract, 8/6 dayshift roster FIFO ex Perth.

Reporting to the Concentrator Principal Engineer, the Maintenance Planner will play a key role in the site-wide preventative maintenance, with particular emphasis on Mill operations.

In this role you’ll be responsible for:

  • Working with Engineers, Operations, Maintenance Superintendents and Supervisors to develop, schedule and implement planned weekly maintenance work for all concentrator plant and equipment
  • Developing maintenance and parts inventory descriptions for newly installed equipment
  • Developing and implementing frequency maintenance schedules
  • Providing input to long range planning schedules
  • Assisting with understanding and projecting maintenance costs

Successful applicant will have:

  • Relevant trade background
  • Prior experience working within a maintenance planning function.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, scheduling (Intermediate to Advances MS Project) and word processing applications.
  • Intermediate to Advanced SAP Experience
  • A current WA Manual Drivers Licence is essential.
  • Knowledge of maintenance planning principles, procedures, and computerised maintenance planning systems.


As an employee of CPM, we offer a range of benefits including leave benefits, personal and family benefits, education and training, salary sacrifice options, and lifestyle benefits through preferred suppliers.

  • Competitive remuneration packages
  • Career progression and industry training programs
  • Life and salary continuance insurance
  • Salary packaging options.
  • Access to the Alliance Airlines Lounge.

The village features three gyms, a swimming pool, multi-purpose sports courts, a retail store, tavern with beer garden, dining, and recreation room.

Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi internet access to all rooms, in-house entertainment with FOXTEL and a regular schedule of entertainers including bands and sporting professional.

To Apply

  • Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately.
  • We reserve the right to close the position earlier than stated.
  • Candidates represented by agencies will not be considered for this position. 
  • Internal applicants please note it is a requirement that you advise your immediate line manager of the application.

As an employee of CPM, you will be part of a culturally and gender diverse organisation, committed to providing equal opportunities for all staff.

About CITIC Pacific Mining

CPM is the company behind Sino Iron, already Australia’s largest magnetite operation, located on Western Australia’s Pilbara coast. We are spearheading a new downstream processing industry for the nation, transforming magnetite iron ore into a high-grade, premium export product.

Sino Iron is a fully integrated operation – featuring a mine serviced by the biggest haul trucks in the world, a six-line concentrator and port terminal facilities at nearby Cape Preston. Our state-of-the-art power station and desalination plant are among the largest in the State.

Our operations provide career opportunities on a global scale. Being an employee at CITIC Pacific Mining (CPM) will enable you to take advantage of the multiple divisions of the group. CITIC Group, a majority shareholder of CPM, has more than 30,000 employees worldwide and is always looking for talented and exceptional people.   

Within CPM, everyone can develop their skills and knowledge, progress in the business and be recognised and rewarded for their contribution. We encourage our people to take the opportunities that are provided to reach their full potential - so they can achieve the best results for themselves, each other, and for CPM.


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