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Job Description - Drill Maintenance Technician (14145)

Job Description

Drill Maintenance Technician - ( 14145 )


Improve the processes of today
Define the best practices of tomorrow

At Côté Gold, we focus on what we contribute, not just what we extract. We believe that in order for prosperity to be sustained, it must be shared, it must support the well-being of our employees and our communities, and it must be achieved with minimal impact to the environment.

Côté Gold is being developed in partnership with the Mattagami First Nation, Flying Post First Nation and Métis Nation of Ontario, Region 3.

The open-pit gold mine is a joint venture... between IAMGOLD and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd. and is operated by IAMGOLD. We are located near Gogama, Ontario, with access to stable infrastructure and strong connections with our local communities.

IAMGOLD is committed to treating all people in a way that respects their dignity and independence. Should you require any support or accommodation during the recruitment process or otherwise, please notify us when you apply and we will work to meet your accessibility needs.


The Drill Maintenance Technician repairs, troubleshoots, adjusts, overhauls and maintains Cote Gold’s drilling fleet for safe and reliable operations. The drill fleet includes Epiroc’s Autonomous Pit Vipers 231s, D65s and DM30s. The Drill Maintenance Technicians work collaboratively with the team to deliver execution of the integrated plan and schedule.

Key Responsibilities

Area 1:

Safe and reliable drill maintenance.
• · Perform thorough inspections of drilling rigs and tools, identifying and mitigating potential issues early.
• · Conduct routine maintenance, including oil changes, lubrication, and initiating component replacement program.
• · Regularly replace or repair worn-out components to ensure optimal functionality.
• · Execute both minor and major mechanical repairs on site to DRILL MAmaintain equipment reliability.
• · Carry out standard adjustments and calibrations on mechanical systems of drilling equipment.
• · Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers' specifications.
• · Perform hands-on troubleshooting and repairs for equipment breakdowns.
• · Diagnose and fix mechanical issues in drilling equipment, promptly restoring functionality.
• · Identify maintenance backlogs during pre-PM inspections to plan and prioritize upcoming maintenance tasks.
• · Conduct preventive maintenance checks to ensure continuous equipment efficiency.
• Proactively inspect equipment, identifying and addressing minor issues early to prevent major repairs and reduce costs.

Area 2:

Operational excellence.
• · Commit to continuous learning and improvement.
• · Continually seek to improve your skills as a Drill Maintenance Technician.
• · Watch for inefficiencies or problems.
• · Ensure problems and inefficiencies are shared with others.
• · Work collaboratively to troubleshoot and resolve problems.
• · Consider risk along the five dimensions (throughput, time, quality, sustainability and cost).
• · Assist in developing procedures and controls for effective risk management in maintenance operations.
• · Adhere strictly to safety protocols and regulations during maintenance activities.
• · Report potential hazards and suggest improvements for workplace health and safety.
• Provide accurate and consistent technical reporting.

Area 3:

Work collaboratively with others to deliver operational reliability.
• · Coordinate with other team members on site to meet shift deliverables.
• · Mentor and train new team members.
• · Participate in and lend your expertise to the team.
• · Communicate clearly and effectively using the tools provided.
• · Ensure equipment logs and shift logs are accurate and complete.
• · Ensure any deficiencies are communicated to the appropriate team members for follow up.
• · Participate in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver on our commitment to our team, our communities, the environment, and our shareholders.
• · Diligently document maintenance activities, including inspections, repairs, and parts replacements, to provide comprehensive reports for management.
• Collaborate effectively with the team to identify and resolve inefficiencies and problems.

Minimum Requirements and Nice To Haves

minimum qualifications, formal education, certifications or equivalents

· College diploma in heavy equipment technician or another related field.

· Certificate of Qualification in Ontario or Red-Seal Certification as heavy-duty equipment technician or other related field is considered an asset although equivalent technical experience will be considered.

Work experience - Nature & Length

· A minimum of 5 years of experience in maintaining drilling equipment in the mining industry.

· Experience maintaining EPIROC drills is considered an asset, specifically Pit Viper 231s and D65s .
• Experience with autonomous drilling is an asset.
• Experience in computer applications and maintenance software.
• Exposure to equipment condition monitoring.
• Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems.
• Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
• Knowledge of Ontario Mining Act and Regulations.
• Familiarity with Occupational Health and Safety Programs.
• Compressed air equipment and control.
• 24 Volts Electrical system and electro-hydraulic control.
• Hydraulic system.
• Familiar with rotary drive unit

What We Offer

IAMGOLD believes in rewarding outstanding performance with an equally outstanding total rewards package. Our attractive offerings include:

● Competitive Salary and Bonus ● Extended Health, Dental and Insurance Benefit Coverage ● Health Spending Account ● Fitness & Wellness Subsidy ● Employee & Family Assistance Program ● Registered Pension Plan with Company Match ● Employee Share Purchase Plan with Company Match ● TFSA & RRSP ● Electric Vehicle Subsidy

Empowering People – Extraordinary Performance

I AMGOLD is a leading mid-tier gold producer and developer based in Canada, with operating mines in North America and West Africa. Throughout our 30 year history, we have demonstrated our commitment to responsible and sustainable mining practices, and our Zero Harm commitment ensures that we continually strive to reach the highest standards in human health and safety, minimize our impact on the environment and support the development of the local communities in which we proudly operate.

At IAMGOLD we believe that by engaging, empowering and supporting each other, we can achieve extraordinary performance. Our core values guide us; we are driven to excellence in everything we do, we are accountable and operate with transparency, we conduct ourselves with respect and embrace diversity, we grow with teamwork, learning and innovation.

IAMGOLD is proud to be recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.
Primary Location

Primary Location
: Canada Work Locations

Work Locations
: 06 - Cote Gold Mine Site IAMGOLD Corp, Côté Gold Division 3 Mesomikenda Lake RdPO Box 100 Gogama P0M 1W0 Job

: Operations Organization

: Cote Gold Job Posting

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