Myra Falls Mine Ltd., situated in Strathcona Provincial Park, 90kms southwest of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, has been operational since 1965 and employs 450 employees and contractors. The mine has a lifespan of over ten years. It is ramping up production to over 800,000 metric tonnes of zinc, lead and copper ore per annum, key commodities in the transition to a lower-carbon economy.

The Myra Falls mining operation was previously owned by leading global zinc and lead producer Nyrstar. Following the company’s financial restructuring in 2019, Trafigura became a majority shareholder, and the mine is now part of the Trafigura Mining Group portfolio. Trafigura Mining Group’s assets extend across Europe, Africa, North America and Latin America, ranging from wholly-owned facilities to joint ventures and minority investments.

Trafigura is a leading provider of the key commodities that power and develop our world, with international operations comprising 8,619 employees in 88 offices across 48 countries. For almost three decades, Trafigura has been connecting its customers to the global economy, growing prosperity by advancing trade. Trafigura sources, stores, blends and delivers a range of raw materials, including oil and refined products and metals and minerals to customers around the world and has recently established a Power and Renewables Trading division.

The trading business is supported by industrial investments and assets, including majority ownership of global zinc and lead producer Nyrstar; a significant shareholding in global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura Mining Group; and Galena Asset Management.

Trafigura has achieved substantial growth over recent years, increasing revenue from USD12 billion in 2003 to USD147 billion in 2020.

Heavy Duty Mechanic- Underground Mobile Equipment

Trafigura Group has an immediate need for a qualified Heavy Duty Mechanic at its Myra Falls Mine on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Myra Falls Mine is an underground mine operation located 90 km southwest of Campbell River, BC in the picturesque surroundings of Strathcona Provincial Park. Surrounded by mountains and lakes, the trip to the mine has some of the world’s most impressive views.

This is an onsite, full-time permanent position with a 7 on 7 off days and nights 10 hour shift rotation. Daily travel between the Campbell River/Courtenay area and the mine site is required. Bus transportation is provided. If you like to work with people in a working environment to deliver results, and you enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle of Vancouver Island’s coastal life, this could be your opportunity.

Make Myra Falls Mine your next career choice!

Responsibilities

Reporting to a Maintenance Supervisor, Heavy Duty Mechanics play a key role in ensuring the safe and effective operation of underground and surface equipment. More specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply preventive maintenance strategies to reduce mechanical downtime.
  • Effectively repair and ensure the safe operation of underground and/or surface equipment.
  • Keep up to date with new developments in techniques and computing for the maintenance of mobile and stationary equipment.
  • Provide input to and feedback on preventive maintenance programs.

Requirements

  • BC or Interprovincial Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanic certification is required
  • 3-5 years progressive experience in the maintenance of heavy equipment, mining preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to use electronic diagnostic equipment
  • Willingness/ability to commute to mine site for daily shifts
  • Consent to a pre-employment medical examination that includes a drug & alcohol screen