Journey person Heavy Duty Mechanic

22 avril, 2024
5201 Franklin Ave, Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type


Journey person Heavy Duty Mechanic

• Be part of a global mining organization with a strong focus on safety
• Work with an exceptional team of operations and maintenance people
• Progress your career with the Diavik team

About the role
Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.
We are currently accepting applications for Journey person Heavy Duty Mechanic to be responsible for repairing heavy mining equipment in a safe, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective manner to ensure equipment availability is maximized.
Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor this position will be based at the Lac De Gras mine site and will be working on a two weeks on and two weeks off rotational schedule assigned to either our Truck Shop or Underground.
This role is a great opportunity to join the Diavik team. Duties will include the following:
• Performing repairs in a cost-effective, safe, and environmentally friendly manner to maximize equipment availability. Various Heavy Mining Equipment for incumbent to work on include but not limited to:
o Atlas Copco: MT6020 haul trucks, ST14, ST18, ST1530 scoop trams
o Hitachi: 470, 1200, 2600 shovels, Drilltech: D75 drills, Atlas Copco: D65 drill
o CAT: 49-55ton excavators, D10/D6 dozers, Komatsu: 785/830E haul trucks;
• Filling out work order and reports on repairs and diagnoses prior to the end of each shift;
• Providing sufficient detail about repairs so that others can understand what work has been done on the equipment;
• Keeping work areas clean and free of safety hazards on a continuous basis;
• Conducting safety audits as per company policy;
• Providing written reports to the Maintenance or Pit Supervisor as requested;
• Adhering to safety and environmental rules and contribute to safety and productivity by constructively participating in safety meetings and incident investigations;
• Conducting equipment reviews to ensure new and existing equipment meet site safety standards and operational requirements;
• Assisting other trades persons to achieve Maintenance goals as required;
• Help develop Heavy Duty Mechanic apprentices including delegating tasks or projects that will assist with their skill development and meet apprenticeship.

About you
To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:
• Journeyperson certification as a Heavy Duty Mechanic;
• Interprovincial certification is preferred;
• Current St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR is an asset;
• Training on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is an asset;
• Minimum one (1) year of experience working as a Heavy Duty Mechanic on the same equipment as is used at Lac de Gras mine site is preferred;
• Understanding of the NWT Mines Act;
• Familiarity with new technologies and equipment (e.g., Cat SIS, Cummins Insight, etc.);
• Ability to maintain and repair heavy industrial equipment;
• Excellent oral, written and active-listening skills;
• Highly organized and ability to work in high stress situations and resolve issues;
• Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of a team.
Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. Hiring priority will be given to qualified applicants who are beneficiaries of the DDMI
Participation Agreement Groups and to qualified applicants residing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territories. Members must clearly identify their status on the online job application and resume if they wish to receive priority consideration.

What we offer
Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.
At Rio Tinto, we offer a competitive reward package that reflects the value that each person brings to our business. As part of our pay philosophy, we believe equity represents fairness, and is rooted in our values and aligns with what we stand for.
• A work environment where safety is always the number one priority.
• Career development to further your technical or leadership ambitions.
• Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans.
• Attractive share ownership plan.
• Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave.)
• Relocation assistance.

Where you’ll be working
Located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Diavik Diamond Mine is a producer of gemquality diamonds. At Diavik, a strong focus is placed on protecting the local environment, as well as supporting communities through employment and education.
Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.
We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves.
We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.
About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminum, critical minerals, and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive. We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents.
Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.
Working at Rio Tinto also means choosing to be part of a company designated as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023 for a 4th consecutive year. For more information, click here:

Closing Date: May 3, 2024

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