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Powerhouse Operator - 2013 - #562 at Yukon Zinc in Wolverine Mine

Posted on May 15, 2013 in Mining

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

precision tooling

 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

Yukon Zinc

To apply for this Job

Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume via the current careers option on our website at 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