Mechanic – Voisey’s Bay (2017-2633)
East cost of Labrador, Canada (approximately 350 km North of Goose Bay and 35 km Southwest of Nain.
2 week in 2 week out
Provided from airport closest to point of hire
Remote site – camp setting
J.S. Redpath Limited offers comprehensive benefits
Late Summer 2017
Criminal background check
Scope of work:
JS Redpath will be the primary contractor on an underground mine development project located on the east coast of Labrador, approximately 350 km north of Goose Bay. The existing open pit operation is expected to be exhausted by 2022. Future mining from the two separate underground deposits will extend the life of this operation for at least another decade. Both deposits contain Nickel and Copper and at peak production, 2.54 million tons will be mined annually.
Phase one of the project consists of over 8,000 meters of ramp and lateral development; approximately 1.25 million tons of waste rock haulage and the construction of temporary facilities on surface as well as the dewatering and ventilation infrastructure.
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, generators, compressors, drills, small tools and miscellaneous equipment of a similar nature
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) (preferred)
3 years maintenance and repairs to underground mining equipment
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
Health and Safety:
Have the authority and responsibility to maintain a safe and efficient working environment
Follow Company and Client health and safety standards and report all unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor
Responsible for the use and maintenance of all safety equipment, i.e. PPE, lanyards, warning signs and labeling, according to company rules and applicable legislation.
Ensure permits are in place and lock 0ut tag out procedures are followed
Responsible to ensure proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment.
Ensure that workers are qualified and capable to safely performing the assigned work
Must have knowledge of the WHMIS legislation and know how to effectively use an MSDS sheet.
Work in accordance with local legislation