Hourly Wage/Annual Salary
Hours per Week
Full-time (35-40 hours)
About this Job
Yukon Zinc Corporation has an immediate need for an experienced Powerhouse Operator at its Wolverine Mine in the southeast Yukon Territory.
Make Wolverine Mine your next career choice! A new team for a new mine creates opportunities for professional achievement A commitment to values: Safety, Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Prosperity, Collaboration Charter flights direct to site from Whitehorse, Vancouver and Prince George...currently with pick up
points in Campbell River, Smithers, Terrace, Watson Lake and Ross River. Company supported travel to the charter’s pick up point
Reporting to the Senior Powerhouse Operator the Powerhouse Operator plays an important role in all
aspects of Wolverine Mine. More specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Operate State of the Art, automated and computerized control systems, diesel engines and auxiliary
equipment such as boilers, pumps, and compressors, and other ancillary equipment used to
generate electrical power, providing heat and power for the Site.
Start up and shut down power plant equipment, control switching operations, regulate water levels
and temperatures, communicate with Mill Control room operators to regulate and co-ordinate the
transmission and frequencies of loads and line voltages.
Monitor and inspect plant equipment, temperatures, pressures and fuel flow, to detect leaks or other
equipment malfunctions and to ensure plant equipment is operating at maximum efficiency.
Analyze and record instrument readings, equipment malfunctions, and keep accurate logbooks.
Troubleshoot and perform corrective actions and minor repairs to prevent equipment or system
Clean and lubricate engines and generators, pumps and compressors, and perform other routine
equipment preventative maintenance duties, using appropriate lubricants, utilizing hand, power and
Maintain a daily log of operation, maintenance and safety procedures.
Operate and monitor computerized switchboards and auxiliary equipment in electrical control centers
to control the distribution and to regulate the flow of electrical power in the transmission network
Monitor and visually inspect station service instrumentation, meters and alarms to ensure voltages
and loads are within prescribed limits and to detect equipment failures, line disturbances and
respond to outages.
Minimum of two years experience in a similar position
Able to work with minimal supervision
Preferences will be given to applicants with Red Seal certification in Heavy Duty Mechanical and / or
Industrial Electrical trades or equivalent experience
Valid driver’s license
Excellent work ethics and a demonstrated record of safety leadership.
Proficient in Word, Excel, Email.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Able to work a 2 week x 2 week rotation
Remote camp (northern climate) experience preferable.
Wolverine is a “dry camp”, fly-in/fly-out underground mine operation. The Minesite is located midway
between Ross River and Watson Lake on the Robert Campbell Highway and is approximately 280 km by
air northeast of Whitehorse.
This job was posted on May 15, 2013
and will be removed on Jun 14, 2013
All applications must be received before Jun 14, 2013
To apply for this Job
Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume via the current careers option on our
website at www.yukonzinc.com or by fax, toll-free, at (866) 887-7517. We thank all applicants for their
interest; however, we are only able to contact those who have been shortlisted