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Underground Heavy Duty Mechanic

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Job Reference 1179897

Location Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Maintenance and Reliability

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 29, 2022

One of our major clients in the Mining & Metals industry is looking for Underground Heavy Duty Mechanics for a one-year contract to work in Lac de Gras (Northern Territories of Canada).

We are looking for a Heavy Duty Mechanic with Underground experience that will be responsible for repairing heavy mining equipment in a safe, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective manner to ensure equipment availability is maximized.

This role is a great opportunity to work with our client's
Diamond Mine. Located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Company's Diamond Mine is a producer of gem-quality diamonds. At their company, a strong focus is placed on protecting the local environment, as well as supporting communities through employment and education.


  • Perform repairs in a cost-effective, safe, and environmentally friendly manner to maximize equipment availability. The incumbent will be working on but not limited to Epiroc MT6020 haul trucks, Boltecs, Simbas, Jumbos, autonomous ST14 scoop trams, ST1530, ST18 scoop trams, Normet shotcrete sprayers and transmixers etc..

  • The mine is primarily Epiroc equipment making this a great opportunity to learn and gain valuable experience in mining’s newest technologies.

  • Fill out work order and reports on repairs and diagnoses prior to the end of each shift.

  • Provide sufficient detail about repairs so that others can understand what work has been done on the equipment.

  • Keep work areas clean and free of safety hazards on a continuous basis.

  • Conduct safety audits as per company policy.

  • Provide written reports to the Mobile Maintenance Supervisor as requested.

  • Adhere to safety and environmental rules and contribute to safety and productivity by constructively participating in safety meetings and incident investigations.

  • Conduct equipment reviews to ensure new and existing equipment meet site safety standards and operational requirements.

  • Assist other trades persons to achieve Maintenance goals as required.

  • Help develop Heavy Duty Mechanic apprentices including delegating tasks or projects that will assist with their skill development and meet apprenticeship requirements


  • Journeyperson certification as a Heavy Duty Mechanic;

  • Interprovincial Red Seal certification;

  • Current St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR is an asset;

  • Training on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is an asset

  • At least one year of experience working as a Heavy Duty Mechanic on the same equipment as is used at Lac de Gras mine site is preferred;

  • Understanding of the NWT Mines Act;

  • Familiarity with new technologies and equipment (e.g., Cat SIS, Cummins Insight, etc.);

  • Ability to maintain and repair industrial equipment;

  • Proven oral, written and active-listening skills and ability to work in high stress situations and resolve issues

About Airswift

Airswift is an international STEM workforce solutions provider. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry.


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