Armstrong - Maintenance Planner/Scheduler - Elko, NV, USA

Mel Armstrong

Elko, NV, USA


Maintenance Planner/Scheduler


Mine maintenance planner for Newmont Mining Corporation. My duties were to manage scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on heavy mining equipment utilizing Ellipse Maintenance Management Systems.

Work History

Senior Maintenance Planner, Mine Maintenance

African Barrick Gold

July 2011 - August 2012

As Senior Maintenance Planner, I supervised 5 maintenance planners and 4 data entry clerks. Our area of responsibility was to perform the maintenance and repairs on all the support, dewatering, and light vehicle equipment at the Buzwagi mine site in Tanzania. Our Team planned and scheduled PM services and manpower/resources for unscheduled repairs utilizing Pronto Maintenance Management Systems. All of the Komatsu heavy production equipment was maintained under MARC by Panafrican Mining Company so I reviewed jobs to ensure correct costing to MARC and non MARC accounts. Also my area of responsibility was to monitor oil analysis reports for trending, review cost centers for correct charges, and prepare budgets and create authorizition for expenditures (AFE) for purchase of equipment and tools. Daily responsibilities were to perform work place inspections, conduct safety meetings, monitor ongoing jobs, and interact with employees to solve problems or provide support to improve safety and moral..

Senior Maintenance Planner

Managed a team of 5 planners and 4 data
clerks to achieve maintenance goals using Pronto maintenance management systems.

My supervisor, Peter Dale

USA so I

requested that I extend my contract indefinitely. I could not extend my contract indefinitely
due to commitments in the USA so I agreed to extend my contract for 8 months. My extended contract expired

General Foreman MARC Contracts

MARC on Newmont's

From December 2008

December 31, 2008 at which time my national counterpart, Pak Budi Susanto, was very capable of managing the
MARC on Newmont's behalf. Since my position was filled with a national employee and not another expat, I was given a severance package upon my departure. Since there was no position available for me when I returned to USA, I took
early retirement from Newmont.

General Foreman Maintenance Contracts (MARC)

PT. Newmont Nusa Tenggara

As General Foreman over MARC contracts for PT. Newmont Nua Tenggara Batu Hijau Project, my area of responsibility was to monitor and negotiate MARC repairs with Trakindo, the local Caterpillar equipment dealer which the MARC contract was awarded to. I monitored jobs to ensure correct billing to warranty, MARC, or revenue to PT. Newmont Nusa Tenggara.

General Foreman Maintenance Contracts

Batu Hijau, Indonesia

Managed a MARC with PT
Trakindo Utama, the Cat dealership in Indonesia, for Newmont's Cat truck, loader, track dozer, rubber tire dozer,
motor grader, and excavator fleet. The fleet covered under the MARC consisted of 111 X Cat 793 haul trucks, 4 X Cat
994 loaders, 4 X Cat 24H motor graders, 4 X Cat D11 track dozers, 4 X Cat 854G rubber tire dozers, 2 X Cat 5230

Warranty/Repair Supervisor/Buyer

Created purchase orders for warehouse owned rebuild parts,
exchange components, and service request from the mine maintenance departments. Inventory controller/buyer for all
warehouse stock repair and return parts and exchange components greater than $5,000 USD value. Reviewed and approved supplier invoices for all parts and services under my responsibility. Negotiated warranties and cost saving
adjustments to invoices with suppliers. The annual goal for warranty and negotiated cost savings was 1.6 million
dollars which we achieved every year.

Mine Maintenance Planner/Scheduler

Planned and scheduled maintenance and repairs to large
fleet of Cat equipment; Cat 992 and 994 loaders; Cat 785 and 789 haul trucks; Cat D9 and D10 track dozers; Cat 16G
motor grader; Cat 834 rubber tire dozers; miscellaneous support equipment. Also planned and scheduled supplier
support such as warranty repairs and technical assistance. Performed duties and generated reports for management
utilizing Mincom maintenance computer systems.

Mine Maintenance Supervisor

Supervised a crew of approximately 15 to 20 people. The crew
consisted of 10 heavy equipment mechanics, 2 welders, 2 lube technicians, 2 light vehicle mechanics, and 1 laborer for the wash bay. Performed daily safety chats with the crew and safety inspections of all work areas and weekly
safety meetings.

Warranty & Repair Supervisor/Buyer

Newmont Mining Corporation

Career work history detail:

heavy equipment mechanic

Newmont Mining Corporation

Performed scheduled and unscheduled
maintenance on Cat 992 and 994 loaders; Cat 785 and 789 haul trucks; Cat D9 and D10 track dozers; Cat 16G motor
grader; Cat 834 rubber tire dozers; miscellaneous support equipment.

heavy equipment mechanic

Performed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on P&H 2100 electric shovels; Wabco 120CM Haulpak haul trucks; Fiat Allis 645B
loaders; Fiat Allis 21C track dozers; B.E. 45R diesel/electric drills; Chicago Pneumatic 650 drills; Joy Mustang air track
drills; 75 ton Wabco water trucks. Mine closed in 1985 due to low moly prices.

Qualifications & Certifications

Business, management, and computer courses

Great Basin Community College Elko, Nevada

Business, management

Great Basin Community College

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