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Mechanical Planner (Coke Ovens and By Products)

About the role

Reporting to the Coke Ovens Planning Leader, the purpose of this role is to safely improve the condition and productive capacity of the fixed assets at the Coke Ovens Plant, within Liberty Primary Steel.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the complex conveyor systems within the plant and the key assets within the Coke Ovens & By-Products area.

Your responsibilities will include;

  • Identify and secure the required resources, materials, and services to complete maintenance of assets
  • Creation of weekly schedule of all maintenance tasks based on a risk-assessed priority
  • Distribution of schedule to Maintenance Leaders in the form of executable work packs
  • Assist in the development of the annual operating budget and adherence to approved budget
  • Participation in root cause investigation and striving to enhance maintenance strategies
  • Maintenance of all statutory inspections and records related to the assets of the area

About your experience

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to plan and act ahead all while managing their own performance and continuously striving for excellence.

With demonstrated capabilities in ensuring asset maintenance strategies are carried out safely, effectively, and efficiently you also have:

  • Mechanical Trade qualification (preferred) 
  • Demonstrated experience in maintenance planning or supervision
  • Sound understanding of maintenance methodologies and CI processes
  • Intermediate skills in SAP
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

About our team

GFG Alliance Australia operates an end to end mining, steel, construction and energy business. With over 160 sites and more than 6700 people, we provide steel for Australia’s leading infrastructure projects.

A member of the GFG Alliance group, Liberty Primary Steel is located at Whyalla, South Australia, approximately 400 kilometres north-west of Adelaide. We operate an integrated steelworks including steel making, blast furnace, coke oven and rolling mill facilities. Producing billet for rolling in Liberty Steel and other manufacturing sites and for export, together with rail and structural steel products. We look for exceptional talent from a broad range of backgrounds, to bring high energy and drive innovation. We foster a culture where people and the business can flourish and develop. 

Why consider Whyalla? Located on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla is an important hub and the region’s biggest city for retail shopping. Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities where students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.

To view more of what Whyalla has to offer visit

Next steps

We are committed to uncompromising levels of safety, strong customer centricity and diversity. Wherever they are in the world, our people are our greatest asset. We would love you to be part of our journey. Apply today.