Apprentice - Mechanical

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Company Description

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental and social performance.  For more than 31 years, we have been contributing to excellence in our industry by delivering sustainable environmental and social outcomes for our communities, and strong returns for our shareholders.

Our global exploration, development, and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of established operating assets including the Didipio Mine in the Philippines; Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand; and the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America.  The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects communities around the world. They also contribute to sustainable economic growth in the regions where we operate and direct employment for more than 2,500 people.

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OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our careers website: https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/OceanaGold

Job Description

The Apprentice - Mechanical role is an excellent way to join the Haile Gold Mine team and gain experience in heavy equipment mechanics in the mining industry.

  • Performs required maintenance such as changing oil, greasing and replacing parts on a scheduled and unscheduled basis
  • Operate pressure washer
  • Wash heavy equipment
  • Empty trash cans
  • Performs other work required
  • Perform all assigned tasks with limited supervision
  • Performs all duties and activities in a manner that conforms to safety requirements


  • On-the-job experience and vocational training

Additional Information

Key Result Areas & Measures

  • Excellent and demonstrated commitment to safety & health, interacting with maintenance shop personnel to ensure activities are completed without compromise to the safety and health of all personnel.
  • Focus on “visible felt leadership” spending at minimum 50% of time interacting with the technicians.
  • Ensure key performance measures are actively reviewed with the technicians targeting fleet availability.
  • Positive and enthusiastic team member, seeking to assist and mentor others.
  • Rigorous and thorough management for completing scheduled / unscheduled activities to minimize the production impact of the equipment being down for maintenance activities.
  • Actively and constructively communicate opportunities for improvement / development to technicians consistently updating individuals as to their current job performance.
  • Maintain rigorous housekeeping habits of all maintenance work areas.
  • Maintain maintenance shift reports, area inspections, planned general inspections, dispatch reporting data and employee evaluations.
  • Maintain good working relationships with key vendors / manufacturers such as Linder (Komatsu), Blanchard (Cat)
  • Provide technical support and training to the PM and repair technicians.
  • Submit - at minimum - one Field Level Risk Assessment daily.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear and see.
  • Must be Fit for Duty: Able to lift and carry 50lbs overhead, climb ladders, work at heights, etc.
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions: wind, rain, sun.
  • Work is in a surface mine setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves, and any other protective equipment as required.
  • Haile Gold Mine, Inc. promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing.


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