Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice

Red Dog, Alaska, United States
Feb 23, 2021
Mar 25, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Closing Date: March 8, 2021

Teck Alaska Incorporated, Red Dog Operations, one of the world's largest producers of zinc concentrate, is recruiting for Entry Level Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice

Rotation schedule will be an even schedule

Reporting to the HE Shop Supervisor

Responsibilities :
  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Establish basic understanding of Mechanical components for fleet mobile heavy equipment such as haulage trucks, dozers, loaders and graders
  • By assisting the HE Shop Supervisor or other Journeyperson(s) become familiar with Industrial Mechanics to include assembling, installing, repairing and the dismantlement of mobile heavy equipment
  • Learn various processes of heavy machinery components such as engine, transmission, cooling system, fuel and exhaust systems
  • Assist with mechanical preventative maintenance on fleet vehicles
  • Assist with other job duties such as equipment set-up, mechanic helper or general shop clean up tasks such as housekeeping and organization of shop
  • Maintain a weekly apprentice log book
  • Perform maintenance work individually as skill level progresses
  • Complete and provide accurate work closure details which should be recorded on work order
  • Develop competency to serve as relief Service Oiler when required within one year
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are maintained and kept in a clean and orderly condition
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow instructions and have the willingness to learn and advance through the Heavy Duty Apprentice progression
  • Communicate effectively with other trade personnel, colleague and supervisor about assigned tasks and ensuring carryover and updates of completed tasks throughout the shift
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of environmental risks and hazards as well as comply with safety policies and procedures (Mining Safery Health Adiministration and Red Dog Emergency Medical Services training) and ensure daily workplace inspections are done in order to accurately identify and correct workplace hazards
  • Ensure compliance with all established policies and standard operating procedures and advises coworkers and visitors of such policies and procedures as required
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications :
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must have acquired training at a technical school such as ATC and/or obtained 6 months related work experience
  • A desire to advance to higher levels in the competency development system by training and becoming proficient at specific tasks and duties in the Maintenance department and willing to work toward Journeyperson status
  • Must have the ability to adhere to high safety standards
  • Must be able to work day, afternoon, or night shifts as required
  • Must be a team player and able to communicate well with others
  • Must be highly motivated and have ability to perform tasks with limited direction
  • Must be able to work outdoors with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions
  • Must be able to perform labor intensive work when required
  • Must be able to follow directions
  • Ability to obtain a valid Alaska driver license is desirable

Red Dog is a drug/alcohol free work place and provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program. Employment is conditional upon passing a background check, physical examination and drug/alcohol tests. Excellent benefits including: medical, dental, life, AD&D and long term disability insurance, paid sick leave, vacation days and 401k.

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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