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Maintenance Program Specialist


Location: Sunshine Coast

Job Type: Full time


About us:
At Unitywater, we operate in a diverse and inclusive environment where no two days are the same. We provide essential water supply and reliable utilities services to the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions that account for 16% of Queensland’s population. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud to service our communities with smart and environmentally sustainable practices.

About the role:
As a Maintenance Program Specialist you will be accountable for developing and maintaining the annual maintenance program for our Customer Delivery business unit. The annual maintenance program considers preventive, corrective, and reactive maintenance, and capital renewals and replacements, to ensure we deliver maintenance which improves equipment reliability and availability, enables effective resource utilisation, ensures adherence to safe drinking water requirements, and delivers a quality customer experience. Key accountabilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Undertaking complex maintenance program planning of preventive, corrective and reactive maintenance to ensure optimal resource utilisation, maximum asset availability and a positive customer experience.
  • Liaising with capital renewals and replacement project teams to ensure the annual maintenance program compliments the delivery of asset renewals and replacement activities.
  • Development of an annual maintenance works plan based on optimum labour availability and provide quarterly and monthly work packages for delivery.
  • Providing technical advice to planning and field teams on the execution of complex tasks, including shutdown and turnaround processes, to ensure efficient, effective and safe work.
  • Liaising with Mechanical and Electrical, Field Services and Sewage Treatment Plants to ensure the annual maintenance program delivers the required outcomes.
  • Providing advice and recommendations to the Asset Lifecycle Reliability team on planned maintenance strategy optimisation.

About you:
To contribute to Unitywater’s values of Reliability, Safety, Honesty & Integrity, Efficiency, One Team, Innovation, you will ideally demonstrate the following skills and qualities for the role:

  • Significant experience in maintenance program management across a wide geographical region and experience in maintenance management and planning methodologies.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and communication skills with the ability to collaborate and negotiate to achieve quality outcomes.
  • Ability to analyse, conceptualise and develop solutions for future maintenance programs and the ability priorities as required in support of changing business needs.
  • Experience in utilising computerised maintenance management systems (e.g. Maximo, SAP PM, Ellipse, Oracle) and business intelligence tools to manage and develop maintenance program forecasts.
Working at Unitywater:
Unitywater is one of the largest employers in the region, offering continuous investment in training, diverse career paths, health and wellness benefits, flexible work arrangements and a rewarding environment. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment that supports individuals to reach their full potential.

Proudly Unitywater:
We know that we are smarter, better, together. That’s why we are committed to working in a team that values the unique contributions of all our people. Unitywater actively encourages candidates with all abilities and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Applications close: COB Tuesday 26 September.

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