Journeyperson Millwright

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Job Detail

  • Career Level Journeyman
  • Experience 3-5 Years
  • No. of Openings 1
  • Department Maintenance

Job Description

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. is a Canadian diamond mining company situated approximately 200 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The company operates the Ekati Diamond Mine, in which it owns a controlling interest. It supplies rough diamonds to the global market through its sorting and selling operations in Canada and Belgium, and is Canada’s largest independent diamond producer.

Arctic maximizes the sales value of its rough stones from the Ekati Diamond Mines and maintains a preferred position as a supplier of rough diamonds to the world’s diamond manufacturers <x{(}>(</x{(}>cutters and polishers) by dealing directly with them and tailoring rough diamond parcels to the client’s particular needs.

Why Arctic Canadian Diamond Company?

At Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd., we believe people are our most important asset. That is why we are fully committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and to establishing strong lasting and respectful relationships with the people and communities with whom we work.

Arctic is dedicated to developing our workforce and committed to creating an environment where people can learn, grow, and take on new responsibilities. We build capacity within our workforce by offering leadership training, apprenticeship positions, and adult education initiatives, all of which encourage employees and contractors to strive for growth and development.

Since beginning operations in 1998, the Ekati Diamond mine has become internationally recognized as a world-class supplier of top-quality rough diamonds. Now operated by Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd., the Ekati mine provides unique operational challenges, rewarding career development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.

Position Overview

As a member of the Maintenance Team, the JP Millwright will report to the Process Plant Team Leader and work a three (3) weeks on, three (3) weeks off rotation at the Ekati mine site. The JP Millwright will provide mechanical services on surface and underground equipment ensuring mine production needs are met.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Read and interpret blueprints/drawings, produce rough sketches <x{(}>(</x{(}>abbreviations, symbols for machining/welding/assembly, tolerances, etc.);
  • Install, align, dismantle, and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment, such as pumps, conveyors, sizers, crushers, and vibrating screens according to layout plans using hand and power tools;
  • Fabricate, overhaul, or modify parts of equipment <x{(}>(</x{(}>e.g., cut, shape, machine and weld) within time frames outlined in the maintenance schedule;
  • Operate hoisting and lifting devices such as cranes, jacks, and tractors, to position machinery and parts during the installation, set-up, and repair of machinery;
  • Conduct equipment inspections in response to operator concerns or as outlined by the maintenance schedule and detect and diagnose troubles (e.g., vibration, heat, odor, abnormal instrument response, etc.);
  • Operate machine tools to fabricate parts required during overhaul, maintenance, or set-up of machinery;
  • Assemble machinery and equipment prior to installation using hand and power tools and welding equipment;
  • Mentorship of employees, trainees, and trades people;
  • Always protect the safety and well-being of yourself and your co-workers. Follow all Company specific safety protocols and Occupational Health & Safety policies and procedures;
  • Oversee and ensure that contractors assigned to your responsibility meet quality, cost, and schedule targets;
  • Work with other trades in a flexible team environment to achieve best-in-class efficiency and productivity.


  • Certificate as a Red Seal/Interprovincial Journeyperson Millwright;
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience, preferably in a mining or industrial environment;
  • Manual Lathe, Milling Machine, and Radial Drill experience is required;
  • Certification in Vibration Analysis is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in hands-on support of operations, technical, and maintenance work teams;
  • Knowledge of Reliability Centered Maintenance concepts desirable;
  • Working knowledge of SAP and basic computer literacy with willingness to learn new computer skills;
  • Able to work comfortably in a surface and underground environments, from heights, and in confined spaces;
  • Ability to comprehend a situation and identify underlying causes, use knowledge and experience to tackle and solve technical issues;
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;
  • Class 5 driver’s license is required.

The Company provides travel to and from the Ekati mine site out of Calgary, Yellowknife, and other Northern fly points as indicated in the NWT Socio-Economic Agreement for the Ekati mine.

Employees need to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company is committed to Employee Equity, supports diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Preference will be given to qualified applicants from Arctic Canadian Diamonds Impact Benefit Agreement groups. Members should clearly identify their IBA status on the online job application and resume, to receive priority consideration.

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