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Maintenance Planner - Esperance

Date Published:  17-Feb-2021
Employment Type:  Full-time

The CBH Group is an integrated grain supply chain co-operative owned and controlled by approximately 4,200 Western Australian grain growing businesses. CBH is Australia’s largest co-operative, with operations extending along the grain supply chain from storage, handling and transport to marketing and processing. Our safety vision is that everyone returns home safely at the end of each work day. We’re committed to providing a safe, healthy and productive work environment with a diverse and inclusive culture.


Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, we have an exciting opportunity to join our Esperance Maintenance team. The role has a clear focus on strengthening our maintenance requirements, ensuring they are planned and resourced efficiently for execution, and in compliance with Work-Safe and Australian Standards.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring all planned maintenance work is resourced and scheduled accurately and efficiently which includes responsibility to ensure effective communication with Operations & Maintenance teams to set routine maintenance plans, plant access and budget requirements

  • Auditing, maintaining and initiating changes to master data within the CBH maintenance management system (SAP PM) and preparing reports

  • Analysing trends in inspections and condition monitoring to advise stakeholders of emergent work 

  • Liaising with contractors to organise and execute scheduled maintenance beyond the capabilities of the local maintenance crew

  • Develop weekly maintenance schedule for mechanical , electrical, mobile and civil work groups

  • Chair the weekly planning and scheduling meeting

  • Ensure corrective actions arising from hazards identified in in the CBH “Share” system are executed in a timely manner

  • Forecasting planned maintenance activities for routine maintenance of CBH infrastructure

  • Directing the establishment of inventory requirements and bills of materials for equipment

  • Liaising with Maintenance and Operations personnel on work priorities and allocation to maintenance and contractor teams

  • Providing support and guidance to CBH personnel in the use of the SAP Plant Maintenance module.

  • Reporting on compliance to schedules, forward-log and performance of work management processes

  • Ensuring all work orders, material purchasing and history of maintenance work are captured accurately in SAP


Skills and Experience

  • Trade qualifications in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering or equivalent industry experience

  • 5 years’ experience in a planning role

  • Demonstrated practical working knowledge of materials handling systems and equipment and general knowledge of diesel plant and equipment

  • Previous Experience scheduling mechanical, electrical, diesel and civil works

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of corrective and preventative maintenance

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and applying planning and scheduling principles

  • Highly organised and able to prioritise activities effectively combined with advanced written and verbal communication skills

  • High level of knowledge/demonstrated experience in maintenance planning and scheduling functions within SAP PM, highly desirable knowledge on integration with SAP MM and FI/CO modules

  • Competent in use of Microsoft office suite of programs


If this position is right for you, apply before close of business Wednesday 3rd March 2021.  To find out more about working at CBH go to

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