Mobile Maintenance Lead Hand

Welcome to Newcrest! 

Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop, and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Following the recent acquisition of Pretivm, Newcrest now own and operate the Brucejack Mine located 65 kilometers north of the town of Stewart in northern British Columbia. 

The Brucejack underground mine is one of the largest and highest-grade gold mines globally and as of January 1, 2021, has proven and probable mineral reserves of 3.9 million ounces of gold (14.4 million tonnes grading 8.3 grams per tonne gold) with a mine life of 12 years.

The Opportunity:

We currently have an opportunity for a qualified Mobile Maintenance Lead Hand to join the Mobile Maintenance Department at Knipple Camp located in the Brucejack Mine in Northwestern, British Columbia.

The successful candidate will ensure safe work practices while overseeing and working within the Mobile Maintenance department operations.  Perform daily inspections, servicing and repairs while assisting the Mobile Maintenance supervisors in maintaining all heavy equipment, transport trucks, light vehicles and light equipment to ensure safety standards and to meet the projects objectives while overseeing maintenance planning and on-site technicians.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise Mobile Maintenance crew and operations in Supervisors absence
  • Oversee the Mobile Maintenance Department technicians, welders and laborers
  • Providing technical support to crew and operations
  • Site mechanical support
  • Assist daily reporting
  • Data entry/ equipment hours/routine maintenance/record keeping on faulty equipment  
  • Check bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy construction, and mining equipment for proper performance and inspect equipment to detect faults and malfunctions
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions using computerized and other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required
  • Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems, using hand and power tools
  • Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers' specifications
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment
  • Service attachments and working tools such as harvesting and tillage equipment, blades, ploughs, winches and side booms
  • Adhere to preventative maintenance program
  • Consult and collaborate with Health & Safety, Avalanche, and Environmental staff on applicable matters
  • Participate in any other site-specific training
  • Perform other duties as required

What we offer: 

We are committed to ensuring that our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable camp accommodations, as well as balanced meals prepared by our culinary team.  

Team members can expect access to TV and Wi-Fi, our on-site gym, and a variety of recreational activities.  

All our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including: 

  • Travel allowance and arrangements made for transportation to and from site 
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications 
  • Ongoing training with continuous growth and development opportunities 

It is important to note that the safety and wellbeing of our team is our top priority. As such, we promote a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. 

About You:

As the successful candidate, you will have an Inter-provincial Red Seal Trade qualification in a mechanical trade related to mobile maintenance and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the maintenance of diesel and gasoline mobile and stationary equipment, preferably in an industrial or heavy industry setting. Previous experience with maintenance of underground mobile equipment would be an asset.

  • Proficient troubleshooting skills
  • Advanced operating skills with site equipment
  • Outstanding safety record
  • Training and experience in snow cat maintenance would be an asset
  • Experience with maintenance of underground mobile equipment would also be an asset
  • Proficient computer skills (word, excel and data entry)
  • Valid driver’s license for any vehicle that may be utilized for the job
  • Certification in workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS)
  • Certification in Transportation of dangerous goods (TDG)

Our commitment to you:

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together, and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Newcrest’s commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

Newcrest promotes a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

Next Steps:

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, submit your application online before the advertised application closing date.