Mobile Equipment Mechanic - Heavy Duty APPRENTICE

Delta Junction, Alaska, United States
May 06, 2022
Jun 05, 2022
Full Time
Northern Star Resources is the global gold growth company, with three large, high margin production centers exclusively in the tier one locations of Western Australia and Alaska, USA. Production guidance is 1.6 million ounces in the current financial year, before climbing to 2 million ounces by FY27.

Current Reserves of 19Moz underpin long mine lives across the portfolio, with further upside from an enviable track record in exploration and discovery. Responsible and progressive ESG practices are integral to the Northern Star business.

Due to growth and expansion, Northern Star (Pogo) LLC have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a Mobile Equipment Mechanic Apprentice at our world-class Pogo operation in Alaska on a rotational camp schedule. This position is a combination of site based work and attending classes at the University of Alaska Fairbanks during in conjunction with the UAF Diesel/Heavy Equipment Program. Be a full time employee with Pogo Mine while attending courses at UAF and working in site!

What do we offer?

  • Vibrant hub of activity on site, with the ability to be part of successful and productive team
  • Permanent position and extended mine-life offering job security.
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses, insurances, 401k and paid leave.
  • Ongoing development opportunities and growth within a company that continuously invest in their people.

What's the role?

The Mobile Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice reports to the Mobile Maintenance Leading Hand, and the primary role is to acquire knowledge and skills repairing and maintaining mobile heavy equipment by using hand tools, power tools and diagnostic equipment.


  • Assist with diagnostics, breakdowns, follow-up work, PMs in a safe and timely manner.
  • Learn the workmanship by meeting standards, tolerances and testing of equipment prior to handover.
  • Assist with identifying correct parts and equipment for all planned and unplanned jobs, as necessary.
  • Attend daily pre-start meetings to ensure effective communication.
  • Assist with written and verbal handover for incoming crews regarding maintenance plans and issues.
  • Assist with ensuring correct history is collated and effectively recorded.
  • Assist in organizing all permits as required (e.g. isolations, confined space and hot work permits).
  • Assist in highlighting equipment defects and issues effectively.
  • Learn cost management, how to avoid rework and the unnecessary use of parts/services.
  • Assist with documentation and submitting prior to the end of shift.
  • Learn all safety related activities, including Hazard IDs, pre-start checks, pre-start meetings, and incident reporting.
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping in all work areas.
  • Other duties as required.

The Details:

When not attending courses in Fairbanks, you'll be working a 2 week on 1 week off schedule of rotating days and nights, up to 12 hours a day or more at a remote campsite. Extreme conditions, including but not limited to extreme and changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.

Employees are required to stay on site at the company provided camp during the work rotation. Camp facilities provide dining service, games room, exercise & weight room, sauna, and accommodation rooms. Dormitory rooms have a land line phone, great Wi-Fi & cable TV. Cell service is available through Wi-Fi. The Company provides a bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok, Alaska.

Why join us?

When you join our Company, you join the Northern Star Team. You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the team, and where you can develop and grow with our business.

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to the local community in which we operate. We are a proud supporter of the Veterans' Employment Commitment and recognize the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence.

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Shortlisting for this role will begin immediately.

Candidates living in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Delta and Tok regions only be given consideration.

Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted.

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