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Mechanical Helper – Canadian Royalties (2017-2422)

n RedPathn  Anywhere 27 Jan 2017

Job Description


Project:                       Canadian Royalties International

Location:                    Nunavik Nickel Mine, Northern Quebec (100km south of Deception Bay, 1800km north of Montréal), Canada

Rotation:                    3 weeks on - 3 weeks off

Shift Length:              12 hours

Travel:                         Employee is responsible for travel to Chartered flight either Val d'Or or Montreal 

Accommodation:       Isolated Camp - permafrost conditions

Compensation:          J.S. Redpath Limited offers comprehensive benefits


  • FMTM (Formation Modulaire du Québec) or Underground Hard Rock Mining Common Core (Ontario)
  • Permis Général d’Explosifs or able to obtain one as soon as possible
  • Drug test
  • Medical
  • French language an asset


Job Description
The primary role of the Mechanical Helper is to assist the Underground Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic or Lead Mechanic in the preventative maintenance and repairs to diesel, electrical, hydraulic and air operated equipment. This includes mobile equipment, hoists, compressors, drills, small tools and miscellaneous equipment of a similar nature


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • 1-2 years in related position

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Some College in related field an asset

  • In progress to obtain Journeyman certification


Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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

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

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

  • Assist with testing 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

  • Perform safely and timely emergency repairs to equipment

  • Must be able to follow proper procedure to ensure safety and to control equipment damage

  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive


Health and Safety:

  • Having the authority and responsibility to maintain a safe and efficient working environment

  • Following Company health and safety standards and reporting any unsafe acts or conditions to Supervisor

  • Responsible for the use of all safety equipment, i.e.Lanyards, warning signs and labeling, according to company rules and applicable legislation.

  • Responsible to ensure proper use of personal protective equipment.

  • Must have knowledge of the WHMIS legislation and know how to effectively use an MSDS sheet.



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