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South Mine – Shaft Mechanic (2020-4514)

Job Description

Project :                         South Mine

Location :                      Sudbury, ON

Rotation :                      14 days on/ 7 days off

Shift Length :                12 hours                       

Compensation :            Redpath offers a comprehensive wage and benefit package

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Lead Mechanic and/or the Underground Superintendent, the primary role of the Shaft Mechanic is to perform preventive 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Inspect equipment for proper performance and check equipment for defect faults and malfunctions

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

  • Test repaired equipment to ensure proper performance

  • Clean and lubricate equipment

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

  • Fill out statutory log books for hoisting plants

  • 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:

  • Journeyperson 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 3 years underground shaft mining experience

  • Knowledge of Shaft Sinking Equipment; shaft jumbos, shaft muckers, stage winches, galloway maintenance/repairs, hoist plant maintenance/repairs, hand held drill repairs and pump repairs

  • Must be proficient in maintaining a fleet of UG trucks, LHD’s, jumbo drills and bolters, mobile shotcrete equipment, Normet utility vehicles, Manitou zoom booms and CAT utility equipment

  • Must be familiar with concrete shaft forms, galloways, buckets and cross heads, hoists and winches

  • 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 work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently


Health and Safety:


  • Follow Company and Client health and safety standards and report all unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor

  • Practice proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment

  • Work in accordance with local legislation

Pre-employment requirement:

  • Drug and Alcohol Test

  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Service Common Core


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