The Mine and Port sites have a centralized Maintenance department responsible for all mobile and fixed plant/infrastructure maintenance needs.
Planning of maintenance activities is also coordinated by the Maintenance department. Baffinland strives to implement and follow a total productive maintenance (TPM) approach to its fixed infrastructure and mobile equipment. This approach considers the operator as the first line of maintenance. Routine maintenance inspections and maintenance activities will be part of the operator’s role at the beginning and the end of each shift. In this way, the operator becomes more familiar with the equipment that they operate and are able to mitigate, identify and troubleshoot any problems as early as possible.
This team employs mechanics, welders, millwrights, housing maintainers, fuel/lube operators and tire technicians.