Heavy Duty Mechanic - Up to $15,000 in Sign-On Incentives


Sparwood, British Columbia, CA Elkford, British Columbia, CA

Heavy Duty Mechanic - Teck Coal Limited  

Location:  Sparwood, British Columbia, CA Elkford, British Columbia, CA 

Number of vacancies: 20+ 

Primary Language: English  

Terms of Employment: Full Time Permanent 


Are you looking for a new career opportunity maintaining some of the world's largest mining equipment? This is the position for you! As a Heavy Duty Mechanic with Teck you are responsible for maintaining our diverse fleet of equipment including CAT 797's, D11's, 24M's, Komatsu 980E's, and potentially North America's only P&H 4800 shovel. 


We offer the chance to live and work in the majestic Rocky Mountains, where year-round recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, and biking are unlimited. Our tradespeople work an attractive 12 hour 4 x 4 or 8 x 8 days and nights shift schedule, allowing for plenty of work/life balance. Add to this, challenging work assignments and excellent opportunities for career and professional growth with Canada’s largest diversified resource company and we think you’ll find what you’re looking for.   


The applicants could work at any of the following locations:


  • Fording Operations located 29 km Northeast of Elkford, BC V0B 1H0 

  • Elkview Operations located at 3 km East of Sparwood, BC V0B 2G1 

  • Greenhills Operations located 8 km Northeast of Elkford, BC V0B 1H0 

  • Line Creek Operations located at 15 km North HWY 43, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0


Tradespeople are offered a competitive compensation package that includes:   


  • Sign on bonus - $5,000 

  • Annual Retention Bonus - Up to $6,000 

  • Relocation Assistance - Up to $10,000 

  • Healthy Lifestyle Account - Up to $1,000 

  • Employee Share Purchase Plan  

  • Comprehensive Extended Health Benefits Plan 

  • Retirement Savings program 

  • Participation in two annual bonus plans 

  • Sickness and Accident coverage 

  • Long Term Disability 

  • Group Life Insurance Basic Coverage 

  • Dental Plan 

  • Optical Plan 


The following Operations are unionized:   


  • Elkview - United Steelworkers Local 9346 

  • Fording River- United Steelworkers Local 7884 

  • Line Creek- Operating Engineers Local 115 


The hourly wages are: 


  • Elkview - $50.60 ($51.61 from Nov 2023) 

  • Fording River - $50.68 ($51.69 from May 2024)  

  • Line Creek - $46.43 

  • Greenhills (non-union) - $50.68 ($51.69 from May 2024) 




  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures  

  • Perform duties that range from routine preventative maintenance to repairing major breakdowns, including troubleshooting and diagnostics  

  • Disassemble and reassemble components such as engines, transmissions, cooling systems, fuel and exhaust systems, breaks, clutches, differentials, hydraulics, electrical systems, and lubrication systems  

  • Providing innovative solutions and best practices  

  • Diagnose, maintain and repair mobile off road mining equipment including haul trucks, graders, bulldozers, excavators, shovels, loaders, and other heavy equipment 

  • Working with brands including CAT, Komatsu, P&H, Hitachi, John Deere, Letourneau, Volvo, Marion upon others  




  • Valid Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyperson’s Heavy Duty Mechanic or Heavy Duty Technician Certification or eligibility to challenge the Red Seal Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Certificate  

  • Valid driver’s license  

  • Strong interpersonal skills 

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team 

  • Previous mining experience is an asset  



At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.  


Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically at https://go.teck.com/hdm or email your resume to:  hdmjobs@teck.com 


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  Successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment requirements including professional reference checks and drug testing.  


Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets.  


Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources. 



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