Underground Equipment Rebuild Mechanic

Small Mine Development   Elko, NV   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on November 7, 2022

Rebuild Mechanic

Pay Rate: Competitive Hourly Wage (Depending on Experience) + safety bonus

Schedule: 4 on 3 off, 10-hour shifts, days only.  OT available

Area: Northern Nevada – Battle Mountain

Small Mine Development builds and operates America’s underground mines. Our mission is to be the leader in safe, productive, and innovative mining solutions. We are seeking motivated, self-starters, that can work safely while ensuring production goals are met. By joining our team, you will be tasked with hard yet very rewarding work that provides opportunities for career development and advancement.

General Position Overview: Under the direction of the site Master Mechanic, heavy equipment rebuild mechanics are responsible for rebuilding and/or performing major repairs on mobile and stationary equipment.  Our fleet includes (but is not limited to):

  • Caterpillar – Articulated Dump Trucks, LHD Loaders, Large Wheel Loaders, Dozers, Skip Loaders
  • Sandvik - Jumbo Drills, Rock Bolters, LHD Loaders, Articulated Dump Trucks
  • Atlas Copco/Epiroc – Jumbo Drills, Rock Bolters, LHD Loaders
  • Getman – Explosives Trucks, Lube Trucks
  • JLG Skytrak – Forklifts
  • Cubex – Long Hole Drills
  • Various Man Carriers and Tractors

Duties and Responsibilities: Our rebuild mechanics are tasked with conducting audits, building scopes of work, and creating bills of material. This position requires the ability to replace major components, replace hosing, replace/build wire harnesses, along with various other repairs all with a high level of quality following guidelines from the OEMs as well as SMD’s standards. Data entry will be required into the CMMS.

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Work with a safety-first mindset and maintain situational awareness at all times.
  • Have experience maintaining Sandvik drilling and haulage equipment, Epiroc drilling and
    haulage equipment, Caterpillar surface, and underground equipment.
  • Be proficient in interpreting electrical and hydraulic schematics, as well as the ability to
    redline or draft complete schematics.
  • Be competent with the use of service, parts, and operator’s manuals - both digital and
    paper.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of all underground (hard rock) mining equipment
    applications.
  • Have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and work in year-round weather conditions.
  • Possess knowledge and experience with diagnostic software.
  • Have experience with fluid power diagnostics.
  • Have experience with OEM and retrofit emissions products such as passive DPFs, active
    DPFs, and SCR systems.
  • Have the ability to weld and use a cutting torch.

Beneficial Skills but not required:

  • Ability to align bore and air arc
  • Experience with gas analyzer
  • Understanding of oil analysis and results

Benefits: We offer a strong benefits plan including:

  • 401k
  • Enrollment in ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Various insurance offerings through Colonial, including life and short-term disability
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Transportation to and from the job site
  • Contributions to position-specific Continuing Education

Small Mine Development, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are a Drug-Free Workplace. Career candidates must pass a drug screen.