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Machinist (2020-4741)

Job Description

Redpath Mongolia LLC has an opening for a Machinist to join their dynamic team at the Oyu Tolgoi Project in Mongolia.  The site is situated in Southern Mongolia in the heart of the Gobi Desert flatlands.

Closing:  February 5, 2021

Location: Oyu Tolgoi

Rotation: 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off *Due to current Covid-19 travel restrictions, the rotation may be amended. Once covid-19 travel restrictions are eased, you will return to the above roster. Current rotation estimate is 140 days: 3 weeks of quarantine on entry to Mongolia; 11 weeks of work at 14 days on 3 days off; 2 weeks of quarantine when returning to home country; 4 weeks off.

Shift Length: 12 hours

Compensation: Redpath offers a comprehensive wage and benefit package

Travel: Flights provided from point of hire to job site

Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of pre-employment medical and substance abuse test

Accommodations: Camp setting

Job Description:

Operate machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers and etc. Review electronic or written blueprints or specifications for a job. Calculate where to cut or bore. Shape different types of materials.

Roles and Responsibilities:



  • Maintain a culture of Safety and Health above all else along with a strong environmental responsibility.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to national maintenance workforce.
  • Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, and etc.
  • Maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
  • Establish standard work procedures for machine tools.


Health, Safety & Environment

  • Having the authority and responsibility to maintain a safe and efficient working environment.
  • Follow Company and Oyu Tolgoi’s site health and safety standards and report any unsafe acts or conditions.
  • Responsible to ensure the proper use and maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Comply with Oyu Tolgoi’s Critical Risk Management (CRM) requirements.


Required Skills and Qualifications:



  • Trade qualified Machinist
  • Minimum 5 years of mining experience


Work Experience/Skills:

  • Exceptional machinist skills from a mining background including friction winches.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Extensive experience with line boring of heavy underground equipment.
  • Ability to manage equipment backlog regimes.
  • Understanding equipment reliability and availability requirements and implications.
  • Solid ability to plan and organize safely a crew of Service technicians to complete designated tasks.
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