Welder (Heavy Equipment)

Posted Date 5 months ago(9/18/2017 10:16 AM)
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Mission for this Position

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River property. Located in the Qikiqtani Region on Baffin Island, Nunavut, it’s one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations and we are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.

We are a unique company with a strong management team. Our leadership team has amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects from community consultation and permitting, through to operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.


Baffinland is currently seeking Heavy Equipment Welder for Mary River Mine site. This will be a rotation based role with a schedule of 2/2.

Main Accountabilities

  • Performing all tasks safely with capability of performing and following all procedures and policies set out by the employer
  • The disassembly, repair and overhaul of heavy equipment implements such as buckets, clams, blades, truck trays as well as other associated tasks.
  • Capable of successfully completing all skill tests required to demonstrate quality welding and fabrications skills as requested by the operation.
  • The diagnosis and troubleshooting of equipment problems; identifying and replacing failed components, worn or broken parts, making all necessary adjustments and alignments as well as performing quality repairs.  Preventative maintenance focus with strong inspection and defect identification skills
  • Strong focus on housekeeping in the field, in the shop and any other work areas. Cleaning work areas and equipment as required.
  • Safe use and operation of CA Gouging, welding using SMAW/FCAW/GMAW/TIG processes, plasma cutters, oxy/acetylene cutting equipment, Ironworkers, bandsaws, automated cutting equipment, machining equipment, presses, threading equipment, line boring tools, drill presses and other associated fabrication and construction equipment as required.
  • Extensive experience performing maintenance on Cat 6030 face shovels, MD6290 drills, 777G trucks, 14H/14M/16H/16M Motorgraders, D6/D9T/D10T TT tractors, 390D/320D/345D Excavators, 992K/988H/950/930 Wheel loaders, 740B Articulated trucks, Skidsteers, Telehandlers as well as Sandvik DX800 drills, Terex/Grove Cranes and Western Star 6900XD Tractors with BTrain trailers. Experience with Sandvik Mobile Crushers and screens will be advantageous.
  • Welding, cutting, grinding, measuring, calibration, layout, fabrication as well as other related activities required while performing maintenance and overhauls on heavy/medium/light equipment fleets and facilities.
  • Using alignment equipment, completing service reports/work orders and detailed equipment inspections as required.
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement and reliability initiatives and programs.
  • Performs high quality work at all times with strong attention to detail.

Main Qualifications

  • A valid interprovincial Red Seal Certification as a Welder with experience maintaining equipment in a remote arctic environment.
  • Proven track record in safe work practices and quality workmanship
  • Ability to work alone and unsupervised in remote areas
  • Focused, energetic and organized with superior attention to detail and a sense of urgency
  • Excellent troubleshooting, diagnostics, failure mode analysis and defect identification skills
  • Motivated and hard working with a professional attitude
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions and to interpret technical manuals and specifications.
  • Language: Speak English, Read English, Write English (Inuktitut would be an asset).
  • Certification to operate large cranes and/or boom trucks will be highly regarded
  • Motivated to work under harsh Arctic temperatures
  • Previous mining experience is an asset.



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