Do you enjoy working with your hands? How about a change of pace every day? What if you could work in the belly of CAT777? Our Maintenance Department hosts a number of different disciplines from Welders to Mechanics to Housing Maintainers. This group is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all buildings and equipment at both the Mary River and Milne Port sites. New requests are made, machinery needs maintenance and parts are ordered on a daily basis. This bustling group is constantly on the move ensuring that Baffinland is running smoothly.
The maintenance team is divided into 3 main groups: Maintainers, Operators, and Maintenance Planners.
The Maintainer team is the largest in the Maintenance Department. The group is made up of Millwrights, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Welders, Housing Maintainers, and Automotive Technicians. A Millwright is a tradesperson who maintains and repairs large pieces of equipment or machinery. A Heavy Duty Mechanic is responsible for inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing the heavy equipment fleet. A Welder is someone who welds materials together. A Housing Maintainer’s duties include maintaining the heating, ventilation, plumbing and mechanical systems for a building. An Automotive Mechanic is someone who works on a variety of different automobiles and trucks.
In all disciplines a tradesperson could either be a Maintainer 1, 2 or 3. If you are a Maintainer 3 you usually are at an entry level/apprenticeship ranking. Maintainer 2s are individuals who hold one certified ticket in their preferred trade. A Maintainer 1 is a tradesperson who either is dual ticketed or has a single ticket plus a supervisory certification. If you are someone who likes different variety in your work and enjoys working with your hands, going into the trades might be the best fit.
Along with the Maintainers, the site relies heavily on the Maintenance Operators. This is one of the most important positions at site. The main duties are to refuel and lubricate all ground fuel equipment in a safe and timely manner. Ultimately, each and every department that uses a piece of equipment which runs on fuel depends heavily on the Maintenance Operators. If you are interested in working with all different departments, constantly moving from truck to truck and have the ability to prioritize different urgencies, you might find this position enjoyable. Having a high school education and strong numeracy skills are the prerequisites.
You might be wondering how the Maintainers and Operators know where to go and what to do each day. The answer is a team of Maintenance Planners. A Maintenance Planner is someone who develops, maintains, monitors and updates the maintenance program. A maintenance program is a schedule of maintenance work that needs to be completed on the equipment and buildings at a given location. At Baffinland, our Maintenance Planners are also responsible for reviewing maintenance work requests, scheduling maintenance contractors, and ordering needed parts and materials. If you enjoy planning and scheduling, creating maintenance programs and working with different departments, this position can offer you this. A diploma in the mechanical or electrical field or a ticket in a registered trade is needed to apply for this position.