Planners/preparers against maintenance shutdowns
Kiruna, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Maintenance planner
Work model On location
Application due date 24 June 2024
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"World-class maintenance" is a focus that LKAB Svappavaara processing plant has adopted. We are working towards a stronger maintenance department and offer a job where you get great opportunities to develop and influence the maintenance organization.

The most important job of the future

We want to lead the transformation of our industry towards a sustainable future. And in the same way that we want to change the world, we want to develop everyone who is with us on the journey, personally and professionally. Do you want to help shape the future of the world's mining and mineral industry?

LKAB's open-pit mines are located in Svappavaara, four miles southeast of Kiruna. In these open pits, we loosen iron ore and waste rock by drilling and blasting, and then load, crush and sow the ore into a raw material for pellet production. In Svappavaara, we offer you a workplace in a family environment with strong cohesion where you can develop in your position, combined with great opportunities for outdoor life.

Your role

We are looking for a planner/preparer for the Svappavaara processing plant with a focus on the maintenance shutdown. We are now working to strengthen our maintenance department and will work actively with the development of the maintenance organization. One step in this development is to strengthen the planning and preparation function. The foundation for stable production is laid with the maintenance work that we carry out during the year's various maintenance stops.

Your main duties are to plan and prepare maintenance work for internal and external resources. You will be part of a team of engineers and technicians who work towards the same common goal but in different areas of responsibility. You will have close cooperation with the work management that performs activities during our maintenance stops. This service has an important role in the planning, execution and follow-up of the maintenance stop which takes place in bicycles throughout the year. Good planning and preparation ensures that the maintenance stop can be carried out with high quality and according to schedule.

Your everyday life as a planner/preparer:

  • Prepare and plan activities towards the maintenance shutdown.
  • Actively participate in follow-up and take part in reported work which is the basis for future activities.
  • Documentation management that is linked to machine components such as e.g. drawings and instructions.
  • Spare parts management.
  • Manage purchases against planned maintenance work.

The workplace has a good community where you have the opportunity to influence how well we maintain our facilities.

You have this with you

  • Complete upper secondary education
  • Knowledge and experience in industry/technology/maintenance
  • Driving licence B
  • You must master the Swedish language in speech and writing
  • It is advantageous if you have previous experience of maintenance work in relevant businesses and/or in LKAB's facilities.

To thrive in the role of planner/preparer, you need to be curious about technology and processes in industry. You should be flexible and enjoy working both independently and in a group. You are curious, responsible and driven and have good cooperation skills.

This is what you get

  • Motivation program that rewards success
  • Health care and study support as well as access to art association, leisure association, mountain cabins and family activities
  • Enhanced parental allowance with up to 90% of your regular salary for up to six months. (After employment for one year)
  • Help with support in case of illness or questions about the working environment, health, wellness and rehabilitation
  • Protective and terminal glasses and compensation for dental care
  • Opportunity to apply for scholarships for both you and your children
  • Possibility to join our pension insurance program with favorable prices

Other information

Attach a personal letter and your CV to the application. Interviews and selection are ongoing, so don't wait with your application.

Start: By agreement

Location: Svappavaara

Scope: Full-time with daytime hours

Contact: Section manager Pär Lundström, or Recruiter Tilda Eriksson, 010-144 23 45

Union contact: Peter Nordström, 0980-68588

If you want to get an insight into what life is like for our employees in Svappavaara, click on the link below:

Svappavaara - LKAB

About LKAB

LKAB is an international mining and minerals group with northern Sweden as its base and the whole world as its workplace. We lead the way towards carbon-free production and we do it together - in an open, warm and safe work environment with technology and development in focus. We welcome challenges, innovative ideas and initiatives, always with equality and diversity in focus.


Do you work at LKAB today but are interested in a new role?

Then we would like you to submit your application via our internal career page. Log in to your Workday account and go to "Jobs Hub", where you can search for all available jobs and send your application.


Prior to recruitment, LKAB has considered recruitment channels and marketing. We kindly but firmly decline all contact from media marketers, recruitment sites and the like.

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