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Maintenance Planner

Company: Wesdome Gold Mines
Job Type: Permanent Full

Wesdome Gold Mines has had over 30 years of continuous gold mining operations in Canada. The Company is 100% Canadian focused with a pipeline of projects in various stages of development. The Company’s strategy is to build Canada’s next intermediate gold producer, producing 200,000+ ounces from two mines in Ontario and Quebec. The Eagle River Complex in Wawa, Ontario is currently producing gold the Eagle River Underground Mine. Wesdome is actively exploring its brownfields asset, the Kiena Complex in Val d’Or, Quebec. The Kiena Complex is a fully permitted former mine with a 930-metre shaft and 2,000 tonne-per-day mill. The Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “WDO”.

• Reporting to the Maintenance Projects, Mobile & Mine Fixed Plant Superintendent
• Ensuring compliance with health and safety and environmental regulations and policies
is of primary importance with this position.
• Performing repairs and doing preventative maintenance by following job procedures
and using accepted industry practices are a necessary part of this position.
• Following maintenance directives from the Mobile & Mine Fixed Plant Superintendent, Mine Captain absence.
• Planning jobs in the most efficient and cost-effective manner are important duties of
this position.

• Develop maintenance strategies that ensure production goals are maintained.
• Maintain up to date history for each piece of equipment.
• Schedule work orders related to routine maintenance (predictive and preventive) and corrective maintenance, identifying, and securing the required resources (maintainers, materials, spare parts, tools, instruments, and equipment), time involved, safety recommendations, procedures, and technical information.
• Select and prioritize each work order.
• Monitor and control the backlog.
• Develop and validate with operations the weekly maintenance schedule.
• Close work orders.
• Analyze the deviations reported by maintenance supervisors, identifying the causes and propose corrective actions to minimize and / or update maintenance plans.
• Suggest updates of Bill of Materials (BOM’s) and Associated Part Lists (APL’s) based on information supplied by field maintenance and supplies.
• Maintain a high commitment to personal safety and integrity of the environment and equipment during the planning of work orders.
• Coordinate the activities of Parts Coordinators to ensure alignment with Planning, Scheduling, Execution and Supply Chain.
• Recommend the updating of the maintenance guidelines in accordance with information provided by maintenance supervisors and supplies (materials, parts, and times).
• Compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality, and environmental policies.
• Go to morning meeting daily at 5:45am with mining dept in conference room to give them daily update on equipment. Any concerns will be discussed at this time.
• Take care of all pickup truck services, repairs, tires, appointments at dealerships. Take care of the 5-ton truck, Kenworth float truck, & 2-ton annual safety inspections and repairs. Be sure to make a Req as soon as any unit sent out for repair.
• Take care of all Gensets, compressors (electric and diesel), Mishi dewatering pumps, and all Mill equipment on surface, all underground and surface equipment at Mine site.
• Locate and order all parts for any equipment. Sometimes may need to find parts without part numbers.
• Update PM schedule and plan PMs on all equipment surface and underground.
• Monitor and maintain ANSUL FSS monthly and 6-month inspections, keep up to date. Call in contractor and set up room and Covid 19 protocols when needed for 6-month inspections. Also work with contractors to be sure their equipment is also up to date. (Pioneer, Manroc)
• Make sure underground emission tests are completed properly monthly and then forwarded to the ventilation department.
• Keep track of hours of any contractors brought onsite at Mill or Mine for repairing equipment and PM’s done and forward those hours monthly to the safety department.
• Do a Monthly Activity Report on equipment big jobs and send to Dwayne Maynard before the 10th of each month?
• Make sure all equipment hours are updated as you will need current hours at end of month to perform the month end tasks.
• Work with Warehouse to verify parts that are needed for jobs coming up are here. Sometimes inventory parts are not there.
• Add parts to inventory as needed. Use proper form. Give paper copy to Dwayne. Also email it to Dwayne, Brennan and Warehouse.
• Make sure everything is scanned daily and put into the proper folder on the “R” drive. This includes timesheets, pre op sheets, compressor sheets, Hoist mech trackless logs sheets, Mech trackless log sheets, availability sheets, Toolbox Talk Sheets, PM’s done sheets, ANSUL Checks done sheets, Contractor hour sheets and any other documents.
• Update availability sheet daily in proper folder on “R” drive.
• Make sure timesheets are handed in to Dwayne Maynard every 1st and 15th for his signature and then he forwards to payroll.
• Scan daily Toolbox Talks, file, and email those to Safety Dept monthly.
• Find and order all parts and tool replacements for Drill Doctors for maintaining Drills, Long Hole Buggy’s, and Jacklegs for mining department.
• Make sure any new equipment has Diesel Permit, Ramp Test and Fire Suppression and all are valid and up to date before allowing underground!! Make sure we do our own commissioning sheet as well.

• Five years’ experience in mobile maintenance preferred.
• Three years’ experience in planning preferred.
• Good math and problem-solving skills.
• Mechanical understanding of mining and heavy equipment to support effective decision making in overall business management.
• Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word is a definite asset.
• Organization skills an asset.
• Comprehensive understanding of condition monitoring information such as oil analysis, magnetic plug inspections, and oil filter inspections. Interpret these results and form corrective action plans to minimize breakdowns and maximize value.
• High School Diploma/Trade School.

• Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements
• Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
• Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.
• Always wear Personal Protective Equipment while in the production environment.
• Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions.
• Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements.

• Dayshift
• 7 days on - 7 days off
• 12-hour shifts

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Wesdome prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer committed to responsible mining practices and building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or Aboriginal status. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “Act”), Wesdome is committed to hosting and maintaining an accessible environment.