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Maintenance Planner


Location: Wollongong

Job Type: Full time


About us

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

What we offer you

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Competitive Salary and Incentive Bonus
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education assistance and career development
  • Additional Super Contributions
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan

About the role

As the Medium-Term Maintenance Planner at Appin Mine, you’ll be responsible for developing and scheduling maintenance activities at the mine up to a 2-year horizon. Reporting to the Manager Maintenance you will be supported in your efforts in continually seeking to improve our maintenance practices and equipment performance across the operation.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage the Site Major Events Calendar by ensuring major engineering and project work is captured in the 13 week – 2 year planning horizon to input into the production forecast
  • Match and schedule resource numbers for major shutdown events in association with Maintenance Superintendents and Coordinators
  • Consolidate infrastructure installation schedules to ensure works as part of the Asset Management 5-year strategies are mapped against the mine forecast
  • Support the development of project schedules for shutdowns and align works across major outages
  • Support the development of detailed plans for outages where required
  • Support the Managers and Superintendents in the compilation of the maintenance budgets through providing data from SAP as required
  • Manage the medium-term resource balancing for trade numbers at the mine site and liaise with contract partners on long term resourcing levels

About you

  • Trade Certificate, Degree, or Associate Diploma in a relevant Engineering field
  • Experience working in similar role in the mining industry – underground coal preferable
  • Experience with SAP work management – preferable
  • Strong communication and consultative skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively


This position will be based at the Appin mine which is in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the coastal city of Wollongong and approximately 75 kilometres south and southwest of Sydney.

About Illawarra Metallurgical Coal

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.

Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered, and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you're good at what you do, you can work anywhere. If you're the best at what you do, come work at South32.

Applications for this job will close on Tuesday 28th March.