Heavy Duty Technician

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CA-NU-Mary River

Mission for this Position

About Us

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River Property, located in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut on Baffin Island; one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations. We are a unique company with a strong management who have amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects through all phases of Inuit consultation, permitting, construction and 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. We are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.


We are looking for qualified Heavy Duty Mechanics to join our Mobile Maintenance Team.  These candidates could be subject to a wage premium. Applicants should include a copy of their trade qualifications or certificates in their resume.

Main Accountabilities

  • Perform safety interactions and complete field level risk assessments before task commencement. Perform and participate in Job Hazard Analysis when required to ensure all risks are identified and controlled.
  • Attend and participate in daily safety tool box talks, periodic safety meetings, routine and statutory safety inspections and planned task observations as required.
  • Participate in the development of safe work procedures/ instructions and promote safety, health and environmental awareness and compliance at all times.
  • Comply with all of the appropriate Baffinland and Equipment manufacturer’s procedures/instructions/manuals diligently while performing all tasks without incident and in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Report hours worked and complete detailed service reports accurately and on time.
  • Use SAP software system effectively to properly document work performed, order parts, check inventory and monitor equipment history.
  • Monitor all Mobile Maintenance equipment and infrastructure condition to ensure safe use. Advise and act on areas requiring improvement, repair, or correction while ensuring compliance to all applicable standards.
  • Perform unplanned and planned maintenance tasks as assigned. Document task completion appropriately, leaving a detailed handover for tasks not completed at shift end
  • Perform pre PM/intervention inspections of equipment being repaired and perform prerelease inspections on equipment with completed interventions to ensure safe and reliable operating condition. Ensure all safety and fire prevention systems on all equipment are operating correctly at all times and are operating as designed.
  • Communicate with and assist in preparing scopes with the maintenance planners and supervisors advising on task progression, parts requirements, task duration, schedule loading, and provide accurate equipment task information and performance to plan details. Ensure plan deviations or deficiencies are communicated to the supervisor.
  • Advise and implement corrective measures to achieve desired plan results in conjunction with the supervisor.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for the continuous improvement of maintenance processes and systems.
  • Communicate effectively internally within the department as well as with all other departments, sections and contractors as required.
  • This position works shift work to cover continuous operations. Shifts can be Days/Afternoons or Nights.

Main Qualifications

  • Heavy Equipment Technician – Off Road / Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic with 5 or more years of field maintenance experience working on heavy equipment in an open pit mining environment is required.
  • Welding and fabrication experience required, with an emphasis on equipment, structural and ground engaging tool maintenance best practices in the shop and field.
  • Extensive experience troubleshooting, repairing, changing components, and performing
    maintenance activities on the following equipment:
    Atlas Copco PV271 & D65 drills
    • Cat 6030 face shovel
    • Cat MD6290 drills
    • Cat 793F and 777G trucks
    • Cat 14M/16H/16M Motor graders
    • Cat D6/D9T/D10T Track Type tractors
    • Cat 390D/320D/345D Excavators
    • Cat 994K/992K/988H/950/930 Wheel loaders
    • Cat 740B Articulated trucks
    • Sandvik DX800 drills
    • Lube trucks, Skid steers, Tele handler, Forklifts, Cranes and other ancillary equipment
    • Terex/Grove Cranes of various models.
  • Proven track record in safe work practices and quality workmanship.
  • Motivated, hard working with a professional attitude and the ability to work alone and unsupervised in remote areas in the shop or field in remote arctic environments.
  • Focused, energetic and organized with superior attention to detail and acts with a sense of urgency when required.
  • Excellent troubleshooting, diagnostics, failure mode analysis and defect identification skills. Prior NDT experience will be highly regarded.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions and to interpret technical,
    procedures, design drawings, manuals and specifications.
  • Language: Speak English, Read English, Write English (Inuktitut would be an asset).
  • Certification of qualification to operate forklifts, Skid steers, large cranes and/or boom trucks will be highly regarded.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work outdoors in all-weather condition.
  • Experience with Mentoring Apprentices.
  • Physically fit to perform all aspects of job.


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