Reliability Planner

The Contracting Party shall provide the Reliability Planning services as required for assigned planning projects at our client’s Long Harbour Operations. The primary goal of the Reliability Planning services is to work alongside the Reliability Engineers to create and continuously improve maintenance strategies and reliability through the adoption of world class reliability principles, tools and systems. This position will also closely interface with other internal groups to ensure that maintenance strategies are optimized without impact to safety, the environment or the community and to reduce maintenance costs.

Utilizing the companies policies, processes and procedures, these services include but are not limited to:

  • Utilize the outputs of the Risk Based Inspection (RBI) project to develop Preventative and Predictive Maintenance (PMs/PdMs) Strategies for tanks, vessels, and heat exchangers within the CMMS (SAP).
  • Update PM/PdM strategies in SAP (including Isolations, blinding, confined space, scaffolding, cleaning, QC inspection, deblending, etc.) for mechanical, instrumentation, and electrical equipment.
  • Utilize the Hierarchy / Functional Location within SAP to develop synergies between equipment PMs/PdMs.
  • Ensure Registered Vessel PMs/PdMs meet or exceed regulator requires.
  • Use the outputs of reliability tools (such as RCM, RCA, FMEA, and A3) to develop PMs/PdMs.  
  • Assist with maintenance Zone implementation.
  • Support Production Engineering team to populate the 365 day schedule to ensure all major maintenance activities are on the long term schedule. This shall allow production to schedule tank/vessel inspections according to production schedules to ensure they are maintained properly and inspected when required (significantly reducing the number of future overdue PMs/PdMs).
  • Interface with Maintenance Planning personnel and Planning & Scheduling Superintendent to ensure that planning procedures, policies, and configurations for maintenance strategies are followed.
  • Ensure that all work is completed through established Request Management of Change (RFA) policies and procedures.
  • Work within SAP to develop detailed maintenance plans. Previous experience in developing Maintenance plans and strategies within SAP is required.

The Contracting Party is required to provide an effective means to assist and supplement Our client’s Reliability Engineering department by supplying support Planning.

Extensive knowledge and experience in the following disciplines is required, but not limited to:

  • Industrial Mechanical Equipment (including Tanks and Vessels)
  • Instrumentation
  • Industrial Electrical Equipment.

Standard Reliability Planning deliverables required for the delivery of projects to the Reliability Department may include, but not limited to:

  • Development of detailed Maintenance plans/strategies
  • Input of strategies into CMMS (SAP)
  • Other, as directed by Our client

Contract Instruction/Proposal Information

The Reliability Planner Service Provider shall provide a Contract Instruction proposal that will be Project specific for each scope of work. The proposal shall include:

  • Summary of the scope of services
  • Outline of proposed methodology to complete the work
  • Names and locations of key personnel
  • A detailed list of deliverables to be completed with key schedule milestones
  • Table breaking down deliverables, schedule and costs.

The Reliability Planning Service Provider shall provide mobilization forms for all staff. The mobilization form will contain a list of key individuals who will carry out the work, as well as CV’s detailing qualifications and relevant experience. Position experience must align with rate table descriptions.

Project Reporting Requirements

Monthly reports are required to be submitted to Our client and include the following requirements:

  • Job title
  • Date
  • Location
  • Work actual % complete
  • Budget: approved maximum upset limit or fixed and firm lump sum, used to date, and forecast to complete.
  • Schedule: Start date, approved completion date, and forecast to complete
  • Progress this month and Plan for next month
  • Issues/Changes

Time sheets are to be submitted on a weekly basis for all mobilized staff billing time to approved projects. Time sheets are to be broken down by hours per active project and summarized on table for approval.  Table to include:

  • Location
  •  Project Title
  • Names of individuals charging time to the project
  • Amount of time charged to the project
  • Total time charged to the project

Upon completion of the project, our client will require a close out form to be signed by Contractor and The Reliability Engineering Superintendent.

Safety and Other Instructions

Our client has specific safety requirements for personnel working on site. Among other requirements, to do work at site, each employee of the Reliability Contractor requires site specific indoctrination. They must sign in when entering and leaving the plant and comply with   requirements for personal protective equipment, passes and permits.

Commissioning Technical Support – Maintenance Planner

The position of VBME Commissioning Technical Support – Maintenance Planner is part of the commissioning group responsible for supporting commissioning and start-up tasks. The position will be a direct report to the VBME Commissioning Manager.


 The successful candidate will be responsible for Day to day duties and deliverables as follows: · Responsible for implementation on a day to day basis of a strong health and safety culture in line with Safety and Health and Environment management system.


 · Demonstrating strong organizational skills as a maintenance planner and maintaining maintenance schedules. · Exhibiting forward thinking ability when identifying and overcoming potential bottlenecks in the maintenance schedules

 · Working knowledge of both surface and underground facilities workings

 · Development maintenance PMs in SAP for new equipment. · Provide technical support to the for Preservation, Commissioning and Start-up groups on equipment maintenance. 

· Metadata development and analysis. 

· BOM development for new equipment.

 · Shutdown Planning for annual major equipment rebuilds. 

· Provide technical support to the commissioning team, as well as manage troubleshoot request from the team. Solve problems as they occur daily.


 Essential Skills / Qualifications & Assets: · 20 years of experience with Mechanical maintenance planning experience. · 20 years of field level experience in an industrial plant. · Experience working on large industrial projects with Vale is seen as an asset. 

· Knowledgeable of Engineering standards, CSA and ANSI codes as they relate to mechanical equipment. · Working knowledge of SAP routines.

 · Working knowledge of both surface and underground facilities workings

 · Demonstrated proficiency in the understanding of isometrics and PID drawings.

· Comfortable working in a team-based environment while possessing the ability to manage and prioritize day to day duties and deliverables. 

· Demonstrate proficiency in the use MS Excel & Outlook.

 · Strong Organization Skills · Strong Communication Skills, both Written & Oral

 · Previous work in Long Harbour Processing Plant or Voisey’s Bay seen as an asset. 


Work Site and Schedule · Position is based in Voisey’s Bay, the shift schedule is 2 weeks in 2weeks out, working 12hr days, for the 14days on site. The rotation / shift / schedule may change to meet the needs of the project execution effort. You may be expected to work from the St. John’s office from time to time. · The place of work will be Voisey’s Bay Site in Labradour, as a fly in / fly out operation, all employees will be flown to/from designated pick up / drop off points in Newfoundland and Labrador on VNL’s chartered service to site at no cost to them.

On behalf of our client, Ian Martin recognizes the Impact & Benefits Agreements with the Innu Nation & the Nunatsiavut Government in which Innu & Innuit workers have first preference for employment at the Voisey’s Bay Site. 

Candidates may also apply through their Aboriginal Employment Coordinator

The Ian Martin Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Analyst Procurement

Based in St. John, NL

Reporting to the Supervisor, Procurement

Responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, and services for operations, aiming to assure the supply of items for business continuity, at the lowest total cost of ownership possible, achieving industry best practice standards of delivery time and quality of products and services.  This is a key role to refine and implement related aspects of the operational readiness plan. The operational readiness phase is expected to last 24-30 months.

  • Plan purchases, defining supply terms and strategies.
  • Participate on the elaboration of materials and service purchase planning along with stakeholders, through the use of market information, consumption history, etc.
  • Establishing priority of purchase demands through the consolidation of information, such as criticality of the categories, as well as analysis of the market.
  • Elaborate and propose procurement strategies for assigned categories, seeking to aggregate spend, guarantee supply and foster innovation, to maximize the benefit to the company. 
  • Analyze portfolio in order to generate and execute a sourcing plan for technical purchases, according to company’s timeline.
  • Understand suppliers’ facilities and production processes.
  • Understand the facilities and production process with the goal of identifying supply chain opportunities.
  • Work with departments (internal customers) in the development and approval of new suppliers and products.

Lead/Execute procurement processes, including:

  • Participating in competitive bidding preparation processing
  • Commercial evaluation of proposals, including value analysis, TCO (total cost of ownership) and business case analysis
  • Contract negotiation
  • Documentation (control)
  • Implementation of legal contracts when required
  • Monitor and analyze various variables (market indices, demand and total cost) in order to identify and mitigate risks or capture market opportunities.
  • Recommend competitive suppliers in alignment with category strategies, and stakeholders (vendor management area, requisitioning area, safety, etc).
  • Map supply chain and existing document controls to facilitate the operational integration with suppliers, through documented contracts.
  • Participate on multi function teams to execute purchasing, aiming to meet internal customer needs (quality, terms etc.), specifications improvement, monitoring tests of new materials and their post-acquisition application by users. 
  • Carry out supply market evaluations, identifying opportunities, weaknesses, strengths, threats, by performing market benchmarking, seeking continuous improvement.
  • Information collection, critical analysis, developing and implementation plans for suppliers in potential risk (like insolvency, breach of contract)
  • Interface between customers and procurement for resolution and mitigation of risk of claims from suppliers
  • Participate meetings with the users with the objective to capture future demands that will impact the operation and the stock level, identify not existing items and revise criticality of stock items.
  • Build and maintain relationship with the users and suppliers, acting in the complete supply chain.
  • Monitor KPI of all activities performed.
  • Create data analysis and performance optimization tools of the operational activities of the area.

Procurement Support Activities:

  • Follow up activities related to procurement area as for analysis, support and implementation of projects.
  • Create and develop control reports, research and other activities.
  • Analyze and suggest implementation of new information systems involving area of responsibility.
  • Identify potential improvements in the procurement process.
  • Create support tools for the procurement process.
  • Perform internal and external benchmarking.
  • Analyze indicators, bottle neck mapping and process improvement mapping.
  • Request or recommend Vale’s stakeholders to participate in external meetings involving business associations, public and private entities.
  • Maintain relationship with current and future suppliers, supporting the access of tools and opportunities developed to suppliers.
  • Coordinate, develop and implement tools to support supplier development.
  • Contract Management
  • Assure availability of goods and services that demand continuous supply through follow up of the existing contract execution
  • Lead meetings with customers to evaluate the performance supply
  • Lead meetings with suppliers to evaluate the supply performance of the categories involving DISU and create action plans to address issues.
  • Develop and measure key performance indicators to understand key supplier’s performance involving categories.
  • Handover of negotiated contracts to customers before implementation of new contracts.
  • Manage system and supplier issues data base, based on information provided by Line of Business, and create reports for analysis.
  • Create and follow up action plans to solve the main issues identified in the system and supplier issues report.
  • Refine and implement procurement-related aspects of the operational readiness plan, including the assessment of new contracts or amendment requirements associated with new or additional goods and services required to support underground operations.
  • Understand and comply with policy, procedures, codes of conduct, and legal requirements including the Impacts and Benefits Agreements commitments
  • Frequent travel to a northern Labrador site and occasional travel to other locations is required


  • Undergrad Degree- Business or Commerce preferred
  • CPP certification is an asset, Certifications through purchasing Management Association of Canada an asset


  • 5 to 7 yrs experience
  • Strong Knowledge of procurement principles and related laws
  • Working knowledge of sales tax, customs procedures as well as duty and transportation options is an asset
  • Knowledge of supply chain and inventory methodologies and general knowledge of underground mining, and concentrator processes is an asset
  • Experience in Operational Readiness is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strong negotiation and project management skills
  • Creative problem solver and able to respond to various situations with appropriate urgency
  • Detail oriented
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office
  • Knowledge in SAP


If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.