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 January 11, 2023

One of our major clients in the Mining & Metals industry is looking for an Underground?Heavy Duty Mechanic for a one-year contract to work in Lac de Gras (Northern Territories of Canada). There is a huge possibility to extend the contract for another year since the project will go on until 2026.

The client is offering Fly-in/Fly-out from Edmonton/Yellowknife/Fort Smith to Nunavut, BC (Northern Territories of Canada - area where Lac de Gras is located).

Also, for you to know, if you don’t have Underground experience, and have only worked as a Heavy Duty Mechanic you could suit the role as well. You only need to have experience with Atlas Mining and/or Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology equipment.

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 cost-effective, safe, and environmentally friendly repairs 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, transmixers, etc.
  • The mine is primarily Epiroc equipment.
  • Fill out the work orders 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 continuously.
  • 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 meets site safety and operational requirements.
  • Assist other tradespersons 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.
  • 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.
  • 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off (first week: dayshift, second week: nightshift).
Nice to Have
  • Current St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR.
  • Training on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

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