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Nevada Copper Process Mechanic in Yerington, Nevada

Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) is a copper producer and owner of the Pumpkin Hollow copper project. Located in Nevada, USA, Pumpkin Hollow has substantial reserves and resources including copper, gold and silver. It's two fully permitted projects include the high-grade underground mine and processing facility, which is now in the production stage, and a large-scale open pit project, which is advancing towards feasibility status.

Purpose of Position

The Process Mechanic will be responsible for the safe definition, trouble shooting, planning and completion of process related maintenance activities. Working closely with Process Operations and the Process Maintenance Planner, the Process Mechanic will define the requirements to complete work with completion occurring principally during scheduled shutdowns to achieve planned mechanical availability and production targets.


The Process Mechanic will report directly to the site Process Maintenance General Foreman Manager in all aspects of process plant operations and maintenance.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to working safely as an advocate and leader of a safe work culture for all employees with a specific focus on lock-out procedures and avoiding hand related injuries

  • Actively participate in daily safety meetings

  • Provide leadership to prioritize work assignments

  • Build effective working relationships with all departments

  • Provide leadership by administering goals and standards of performance in all areas

  • Provide leadership in the effective implementation and support of a work order-based, preventive maintenance program

  • Provide input for formulating and defining policy at the mine site level

  • Provide positive mentoring to less experienced tradesmen

  • Review reports and work plans, perform spot inspections of equipment

  • Provide technical assistance for failure analysis on related components in conjunction with equipment manufacturers

  • Regularly check and record observations from vibration monitoring, oil sampling, lubrication checks or potential spillage from equipment on-surface

  • Coordinate and interface activities as required with OEM field service engineers to ensure that the requirements for equipment warranties are maintained

  • Other duties as assigned

Health and Safety

  • Ensure that all safety procedures and regulatory guidelines are followed

  • Support the site safety culture through leadership and regularly engaging with and holding the workforce accountable for safe work practices

  • Regularly inspect and follow-up with process maintenance to ensure the safe use, condition and functionality of gloves, non-conductive ladders, slings and shop tools

  • Participate in health and safety meetings and risk reviews as required


  • Minimum 3 years of plant maintenance experience, with a total of 5 years overall mechanical maintenance experience required

  • Mechanical Maintenance journeyman license and welding certification is preferred

  • Experience with U.S. Mining Regulatory Agencies

  • Familiarity with maintenance procedures, including preventive non-destructive diagnostic methodologies in an industrial environment required

  • Ability to communicate with technical specialists and to interpret technical drawings and specification documents

  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work well with others required including process operations, technical specialists, site operators, contractors, supply chain and other functions

  • Demonstrated ability to perform essential functions of position required

  • A passion for innovative concepts that can transform the business


  • General knowledge of health & safety, mining, maintenance and accounting functions

  • Knowledge of all phases of copper processing as it pertains to associated equipment

  • Knowledge and experience developing policies and procedures for the organization

  • Advanced computer skills applying Microsoft Office

  • Able to work independently, as well as an effective member of the management team

  • Functional budgeting expertise

  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and communication skills with an ability to interact at all levels within the company

Personal Attributes

  • Be decisive

  • Be results oriented

  • Maintain personal standards of conduct

  • Be respectful

  • Be flexible

  • Demonstrate a dedication to the Nevada Copper’s corporate culture

  • Demonstrate sound work ethics

  • Be consistent and fair

Physical and Mental Demands and Requirements

  • Operate a vehicle with a valid driver’s license

  • Climb stairwells and be capable of working on elevated platforms

  • Walk on uneven ground

  • Periodically work in adverse weather conditions

  • Lift and potentially carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Sit for extended periods of time

  • Stay alert during periods of inactivity

Work Schedule, Personal Protective/Other Equipment

The incumbent is expected to work on either a rotating day shift or a rotating day/night shift schedule, with some call-outs possible for infrequent occurrences. The incumbent is responsible for supplying and maintaining his/her own tools. Personal Protective Equipment required and to be worn for the field work portion of this position includes, but is not limited to, hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, and steel-toed boots. All equipment must be MSHA approved as applicable.


Nevada Copper has some of the best employees in the industry. To retain top talent, we offer some of the best benefits in the industry. Some of the benefits we offer are listed below:

  • Full Benefits package

  • 401k

  • Competitive Compensation Package

  • Vacation and Holiday PTO