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Heavy Duty Mechanic

  • Become a valuable addition to Centerra's Mount Milligan Mine operations team
  • Boost your career by joining an established organization
  • Receive a competitive hourly wage plus benefits
About Centerra Gold

Headquartered in Toronto, Centerra Gold (TSX: CG) is one of the leading North American gold and copper producers engaged in the operation, exploration, development, and acquisition in Asia, North America, and other markets worldwide.

Centerra’s vision is to build a team-based culture of excellence that responsibly delivers sustainable value and growth. We are committed to the safety, integrity, ethics, and fairness of our operations, promoting the highest standards of ethical business conduct of our employees, officers, and directors. 

For more information, please see our website

About Mount Milligan Mine

Located approximately 155 kilometres northwest of Prince George in central BC, the Mount Milligan Mine is a conventional truck-shovel open-pit copper and gold mine and concentrator with a 60,000 tpd capacity copper flotation processing plant. 

Mount Milligan operates with comfortable camp accommodations equipped with private washrooms, TV, Wi-Fi, an onsite gym, and other recreational activities. Bus transportation to and from site is provided free of charge from several locations within the region. 

Mount Milligan promotes a drug and alcohol-free workplace and has adopted a zero-tolerance policy with respect to alcohol or unauthorized drugs on site.

About the Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a full-time Heavy Duty Mechanic to join our Mount Milligan Mine operations site.

This role operates on a rotation of 7 days on / 7 days off at a 12-hour daily schedule. 

The role of the Heavy Duty Mechanic is to ensure the effective operation of various mine equipment by maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing components when required, primarily through the preventative maintenance program, but also acting when necessary to keep all gears running smoothly and effectively. 

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining and repairing mine equipment as requested by Mine Operations and Maintenance supervision from the most complex to the simplest tasks
  • Utilizing computer programs to check reported trouble and ordering parts
  • Maximizing equipment availability by utilizing efficient and proactive preventative maintenance programs
  • Performing preventative maintenance such as inspections, lubricating, oil changes, and failure analysis
  • Diagnosing faults and malfunctions, and carrying out necessary repairs including major component replacement and repair or rebuild
  • Complying with all Safety, Health, Environmental and other policies, procedures, and requirements
  • Testing repaired equipment for proper performance
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
  • Collaborating with Mine and Mill Operations, ensuring the mine site works as a well-oiled, harmonious unit
About You

To qualify, you will need a high school diploma or GED, 3+ years of related experience, and a BC or Interprovincial Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanic certification.

The following will be critical to successfully perform this role:

  • Experience working on surface mining equipment or related heavy industrial equipment
  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to work safely and effectively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Excellent safety record
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Willingness to work in adverse conditions
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment is an asset

Lastly, you will join us with a highly collaborative mindset, fostered by integrity, focus, and incredible work ethic. Your excellent written and verbal communication skills will be essential to your success as a solutions-focused member of the team.

About the Benefits

As a valued member of Centerra's Mount Milligan Mine operations team, you can look forward to a competitive hourly wage. You'll also gain access to some incredible benefits, including:

  • Tax-free travel allowance commensurate with the distance required for travel
  • Extended group health, dental, vision, and travel insurance
  • Life Insurance, STD, LTD, AD&D
  • Company-sponsored pension with Company match 
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Healthcare Spending Account / Lifestyle Wellness Spending Account
  • Reimbursements on work gear and equipment
  • Annual Incentive Bonus
  • Long-term incentive plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan with Company match
  • Parental leave top-up program
  • Professional development within the organization
  • Join a company committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion

This is your chance to be part of an established, industry-leading global organization with incredible room for career growth and personal development.   

If you have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

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