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Lac des Iles – Lead Mechanic (2019-3790)

Job Description



Lac des Iles Northern Ontario - Thunder Bay


2 week in 2 weeks out

Shift Length:

12 hours


Provided from airport closest to point of hire


Remote site – camp setting


Redpath Canada Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Start Date:




Scope of work:

The provision of labour and equipment for the ramp and lateral development - 6,500 meters of lateral development - ore wast past 3x3, 193 meters in total. 2 Alimak raises 3x3, 140 meters in total, 225 meters of vent raises 6x6.

Job Summary:


Under the supervision of the Mechanical Supervisor and/or Underground Superintendent, the primary role of the Lead Mechanic is to perform preventive maintenance and repairs to diesel, electrical, hydraulic and air operated equipment. This includes mobile equipment, generators, compressors, drills, small tools and miscellaneous equipment of a similar nature. The incumbent will provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced mechanics. The role will coordinate activities closely with the Mine Development team.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to comprehend written and verbal instructions as required to perform assigned duties in a safe and efficient manner

  • Perform diagnostic testing to identify problems and determine the solution to solve the problem

  • Familiar with underground Mobile equipment Braking regulations//testing and adjusting such components

  • Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems.

  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturer specifications

  • Comply with all Redpath and Owners safety regulations and procedures.

  • Identify unsafe conditions in underground headings - high level of alertness required

  • Train and mentor new employees and/or apprentices

  • 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:


  • 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)

  • Minimum 5 years maintenance and repairs to underground mining equipment

  • 3 years’ experience in an underground mining environment (preferred)

  • 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

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

  • Medical

  • Criminal background check

  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Common Core –  Basic



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