Maintenance Planner

Job Description

MAINTENANCE PLANNER

Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
Exciting time to join a growing community of Maintenance Planning experts focused on delivering excellence in planning and scheduling
Be recognised for your talent as part of a dynamic and progressive team
Join a leading global company
Boyne Smelters - Queensland

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for a Maintenance Planner to join the Asset Management team at Boyne Smelters.

This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual who has exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills. You will play a key role in ensuring all maintenance and operational work is effectively planned and scheduled whilst managing optimal utilisation of field resources & materials.

Reporting to the Superintendent Maintenance Planning and joining a newly formed team of Maintenance Planning experts, you will be:

Providing detailed planning of jobs in SAP, capturing improvement changes, developing estimations of resource requirements and materials
Developing and refining the scheduled outage forecast for designated site working with site and the central teams to optimise and manage business impact;
Prioritising work with the Supervisors, Superintendents and external departments, utilising your considerable stakeholder and relationship building skills;
Working closely with a variety of stakeholders across the organisation to identifying and implementing opportunities for continuous improvement and ensure there is effective communication of the plans to ensure appropriate risk management strategies are in place.

What you will bring

To be successful in the role, you will have:


A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team;
Demonstrated skills in maintenance planning or scheduling
Previous experience utilising a Computerised Maintenance Management System (SAP experience will be highly regarded);
Understanding of Work Management

What we offer

A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP)
Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
Excellent retirement plan
A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)
Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters
Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you will be working


Opened in 1982, Boyne Smelters Limited is Australia’s second largest aluminium smelter with a 1,000-person strong workforce. Located approximately 20 kilometres south east of Gladstone at Boyne Island on the Central Queensland coast, BSL produces around 500,000 tonnes of aluminium per annum. 

Activities at BSL include manufacturing carbon anodes in the carbon plant, aluminium production (smelting) in reduction lines, and casting of molten material into aluminium products ready to ship. The smelter is connected via a conveyor belt to the Queensland Alumina Limited refinery for the supply of alumina.

Along with Yarwun Operations and Queensland Alumina Limited, BSL supports the local community in a wide range of initiatives through Here for Gladstone

Every Voice Matters


At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Applications for this role will close on 12th June 2022 however we do reserve the right to close the role earlier.