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Alimak Mechanic – KL Gold (2019-3902)

Job Description


Project:                KL Gold

Location:             Kirkland Lake, Ontario

Rotation:             14/14

Shift Length:       10 hrs

Compensation:   Redpath Canada Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Job Summary:


Under the supervision of the Lead Mechanic, the primary role of the Mechanic is to perform preventive maintenance and repairs to diesel, electrical, hydraulic and air operated equipment. This includes mobile equipment, drills, small tools and miscellaneous equipment of a similar nature.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Repairing and rebuilding equipment (i.e jackleg & stoper)
  • Must be able to maintain and repair the Alimak motors, brakes and use specialized tools to test and effect repair
  • Service telescopic forklift, MacLean Boom Truck, and Toyota
  • Must be able to comprehend written and verbal instructions as required to perform his duties in a safe and efficient manner
  • Must be able to follow proper procedure to ensure safety and to control equipment damage
  • Repairing the hose reels, bean pumps, shafts, bearings, check wear limits on the worn gears, pinions, U-Frame rails
  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive


Required Skills and Qualifications:


  • Minimum 5 years maintenance and repairs to underground mining equipment
  • Journeyman level qualification (trade school or college diploma) – (preferred)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (preferred)
  • Basic literacy (read, write, basic math and read blue print) required
  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Service Type Common Core (or other provincial equivalent) (required)
  • Ability to multi task and work effectively
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to read, and understand Hydraulic/Electrical Schematics
  • Ability to use and understand Engine/Powertrain Diagnostic Software, both Handheld, and computer based
  • Ability to use/understand parts and service manuals, able to make parts lists for repairs required and or use service manuals to assist in diagnostics, and proper repair procedures
  • Ability to Service/Diagnose Diesel Engines of many types and makes
  • Ability to Service/Diagnose All Powertrain/Brake Components of Many types and makes
  • Familiar with underground Mobile equipment Braking regulations//testing and adjusting such components
  • Ability to recognize and resolve problems as required
  • Ability to adapt to a varying work environment often requiring the employee to develop new and innovative work methods
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Extensive knowledge and experience on the installation of the following Alimak Component, G-5 Safety Device, motors, brakes, gear boxes, control valves
  • Experience in synchronizing of gears
  • Knowledge and experience with rigging/slinging large, heavy components in close confinements

Health and Safety:


  • Follow Company and Client health and safety standards and report all unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor
  • Ensure that workers are qualified and capable to safely performing the assigned work
  • Work in accordance with local legislation


Pre-employment requirement:


  • Drug test





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