Heavy Mining Maintenance Technician

  1. Full-time
  2. Kershaw

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Company Description

OceanaGold is a growing intermediate gold and copper producer committed to safely and responsibly maximizing the generation of Free Cash Flow from our operations and delivering strong returns for our shareholders.

We have a portfolio of four operating mines: the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America; Didipio Mine in the Philippines; and the Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand. Our operations are supported by a global workforce with significant exploration, development and operating experience.

Our Purpose is mining gold for a better future. The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology which connects communities around the world. Our activities also contribute to economic growth and improved health and education outcomes in the regions where we operate. We provide direct employment for over 3,700 people and indirect employment for many more.

Our Vision is to be a company people trust, want to work and partner with, supply and invest in, to create value. This Vision is brought to life by our Values – Care, Respect, Integrity, Performance and Teamwork – which put our people, host communities, the environment and our stakeholders at the forefront of our decision-making.

Check us out - https://oceanagold.com/


 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:

Job Description

Attractive 7 on 7 off schedule rotating on a day/night shift roster.

Competitive salary with a structured seven level salary banding, ranging between $26-$49 per hour.

Job Description

The principal objective of this role is to service, diagnose and undertake repairs to a wide variety of open pit earthmoving equipment in accordance with OGC procedures and policies.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Perform routine maintenance, inspections, and repairs on modern mining equipment, including 400 t Shovels, 200t haul trucks (electric and mechanical drive), drills, dozers, and other mining machinery (Komatsu & Caterpillar).
  • Diagnose mechanical issues, troubleshoot problems, and implement effective solutions to ensure equipment operates efficiently and safely.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance tasks, such as planned component changes, routine servicing, and component inspections, to minimize downtime and maximize equipment reliability.
  • Source technical information from the relevant OEM manuals, systems, technical bulletins, and service documentation.
  • Maintain accurate maintenance records, document work performed, and comply with safety and environmental regulations.


Qualifications / Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Vocational or technical training in diesel mechanics would be advantageous.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working as a Diesel Mechanic in a heavy equipment mining environment.
  • Current driver license.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of diesel engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, and other mechanical components of mining equipment.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques for diesel-powered machinery.
  • Previous OEM training
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to safely work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced mining environment.

Additional Information


  • Full time position working in the stable gold mining industry.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance, 401K, and more.
  • Monthly paid training available and professional development.
  • Supportive work environment with a focus on safety and teamwork.
  • Great residential location, close to Charlotte SC, and is located between the mountains and the sea.

Additional Information

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 able to work shift work with 12 hour shifts.
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the workday.
  • Work is in a surface mine plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine environment, including hart 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.
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