Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) is a copper producer and owner of the Pumpkin Hollow copper project. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver. Its two fully permitted projects include the high-grade underground mine and processing facility, which is now in the production stage, and a large-scale open pit project, which is advancing towards feasibility status.
Summary of Position:
The Underground Shaft/Pump Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the safe definition, execution, and completion of underground related fixed maintenance activities.
Perform all mobile maintenance duties on equipment which includes, but is not limited to, shaft, pumps and other underground equipment as needed.
Maintenance duties will include preventative maintenance as well as field and major repairs
Providing and maintaining personal hand tools for functionality and cleanliness
Perform workplace inspections and maintain a high standard of housekeeping in all work areas to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, contractors, and vendors
Perform pre-operational equipment inspections and document on pre-op cards
Performs preventive maintenance inspections and service on machines
Oils and lubricates moving parts on machines to ensure effective performance
Records and reports damaged, worn, or broken parts
Orders and installs replacement parts for machines
Identifies the causes of unexpected breakdowns of machines
Troubleshoot and repair breakdowns quickly and efficiently
Able to complete daily tasks and provide reports
Establishing work relationships necessary to efficiently execute the daily maintenance activities through his/her assigned zone
Demonstrate a personal commitment to working safely as an advocate and leader of a safe work culture for all employees with a specific focus on lock-out procedures and avoiding hand related injuries.
Actively participate in safety meetings
Enters job details and work time in WO within D365
Enters required parts in WO and requisition
Other duties as assigned
Experience and Training:
A minimum of three (3) years underground maintenance in a mining environment preferred
Shaft and hoist experience, preferred
High school diploma or GED
Willingness to learn and ability to repair all underground maintenance mining equipment required
Possess strong knowledge/skills in mobile maintenance repair of all underground equipment required
Basic welding skills-required
Ability to work safely and effectively in an underground mining environment required
Ability to communicate well with team members, asking necessary questions to ensure instructions are clear to all. Keep an open mind to ideas from other team members.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate with the ability of communicating with others be it verbal, written, handheld radios, mine radios, cap lamp signals or any other type of communication necessary for the safe completion of the task
The work environment characteristics describe here are representative of those an employee encounters will performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in an underground environment and may work in extreme cold/hot conditions, occasionally exposed fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high, appropriate hearing protection may be needed and required.
Health and Safety:
Expected to always wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while in a production environment (hard hat, safety belt, self-rescue respiratory device, steel toed boots/metatarsal protection, reflective visible clothing) or as required for a specific job duty. Ensure that all safety procedures and regulatory guidelines are followed. Support the site safety culture through leadership and regularly engaging with and holding the workforce accountable for safe work practices. Participate in health and safety meetings and risk reviews as required.
Core Values Attributes:
The incumbent must demonstrate the following Core Value attributes:
Build Trust and Respect
Commitment – Strive for excellence in yourself, Nevada Copper, and the community.
Alignment – Safely working together to successfully execute the business plan
Performance – Accountability at all levels in order to deliver quality results.
The incumbent is expected to work a rotating shift with required overtime for training or other business circumstances.
The incumbent must demonstrate the following physical demands:
Lift and carry up to 50-75 lbs. in weight
Periodically work in environmental extremes (i.e., hot or cold weather)
Sit for extended periods of time
Standing for extended periods of time
Working in confined space at times
Stay alert during periods of inactivity
Walk on uneven and poorly lit ground
Work independently on a rotating day shift/night shift
Work Schedule, Personal Protective/Other Equipment:
The incumbent is expected to work on either a rotating day shift or a rotating day/night shift schedule, with some call-outs possible for infrequent occurrences. The incumbent is responsible for supplying and maintaining his/her own tools. Personal Protective Equipment required and to be worn for the field work portion of this position includes, but is not limited to, hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, and steel-toed boots. All equipment must be MSHA approved as applicable.
Nevada Copper has some of the best employees in the industry. To retain top talent, we offer some of the best benefits in the industry. Some of the benefits we offer are listed below.
Full Benefits Package
Competitive Compensation Package
Vacation and Holiday PTO
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