Heavy Duty Mechanic (Certified Journeyman)

Mine Maintenance Gibraltar Mine, BC


Position at Gibraltar Mine

Company Background and Culture


Taseko Mines is a dynamic international mining company, headquartered in Vancouver. Our strategy is to grow our company through developing our pipeline of high-quality advanced stage projects.


Taseko owns (75%) and operates the state-of-the-art Gibraltar Mine in central British Columbia.  Gibraltar is the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada and has a 700 person workforce.  Gibraltar has a long mine life and produces an average of 140 million pounds of copper and 2.5 million pounds of molybdenum per year.


The company has recently completed construction of a US$25 million demonstration plant at its Florence Copper Project in Arizona. Florence Copper is a unique in-situ copper recovery project which, when in production, will significantly increase Taseko’s copper production.  Engineering, design and permitting activities are underway in preparation for the 25-year commercial production phase of the project.


With the recent acquisition of Yellowhead Mining, Taseko has added a large, long-life copper project to its development portfolio.  The deposit, located 150km north of Kamloops, BC, is similar to the Gibraltar Mine deposit and the company is preparing to take the steps necessary to advance the technical and permitting work required to move the project towards production. 


In addition to the activities underway at Florence Copper and Yellowhead, Taseko continues engineering, permitting and environmental assessment related activities at its Aley niobium project in north central BC. For more information on Taseko visit our website at https://www.tasekomines.com.


Key Responsibilities


  • Strong focus on safety, the environment and contributing to a zero incident work place.
  • Meeting production and maintenance goals.
  • Performing maintenance associated with open pit mining equipment.
  • Contributing to the development of apprentices and working as part of a team to accomplish maintenance goals and targets.
  • Supporting mechanical maintenance personnel in coordinating major overhauls of equipment.

Professional Experience / Qualifications


  • Valid Canadian driver's license.
  • Interprovincial trade qualifications in Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics (Red Seal Certification).
  • Open pit mining maintenance experience relating to: large scale Bulldozers and support equipment, P&H Shovels & Drills and Komatsu Haul Trucks, Detroit Diesel engines, Cummins series engines and various medium and light duty support equipment as found in typical open pit mining.




  • High School Diploma or equivalent.




At Taseko, we pride ourselves in offering a challenging and rewarding work environment. Our employees have the opportunity for career and professional growth through development, education, and succession plan programs.


In addition, our compensation benefit package includes competitive salaries and vacation packages, Health and Insurance benefit program, and Retirement Savings Plan.