Equipment Operators and Technicians – Ekati Diamond Mine – 14/14 Rotations – Flights and Camp

Join the team at Ekati Diamond Mine for a unique and rewarding work experience in the Northwest Territories. Burgundy Diamond Mines is hiring equipment operators and technicians for various positions. Enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and exceptional on-site accommodations with a host of amenities while working in a fly-in, fly-out remote camp setting on two week work rotations.

Equipment Operators and Technicians - Ekati Diamond Mine - 14/14 Rotations - Flights and Camp
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  • Competitive salary with performance bonus and total compensation package
  • Paid extended health, dental, and vision care
  • Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Employer-matched pension
  • Generous paid vacation and personal days
  • Dependent Scholarship Program and employee discounts
  • On-site camp accommodations including meals and lodging
  • Fully equipped gym and recreation facilities
  • Travel to and from the Ekati mine site provided from Calgary, Yellowknife, and other northern fly points
  • 14 days on and 14 days off work rotations
  1. Equipment Operators – Utility 2
  • Responsible for all site-based work including water and sewer delivery, site-wide sump disposal, roll-off bins and waste oil disposal, site-wide road maintenance, airport runway maintenance, site-wide dewatering management, ad hoc project work, mobile rock crusher, shotcrete plant, concrete plant operations, spill clean-up, and landfill management.
  • The successful candidate must be able to safely operate various equipment while providing mentorship to other employees and trainees. Physical requirements include climbing, lifting, working outdoors in extreme cold weather conditions, and the ability to sustain periods of standing, sitting, walking, bending, kneeling, and working at heights. Night shifts may be required.
  • Equipment: 992, 988, and 950 loaders; 777 and 730 rock trucks; tractor trailers; D6 and D10 dozers; excavators 325, 329, 374, 390; graders 14M, 16M, 18M; roll-off and water/sewer trucks; snow cats and packers.
  1. Equipment Operators – Utility 1 (Materials & Logistics)
  • As part of the Materials Management & Logistics team and reporting to the Materials Management Team Leader, the Equipment Operator – Utility 1 will be responsible for checking off and sorting incoming freight deliveries, offloading and loading all aircraft, and other related airport apron activities. Participate in all Winter Road activities such as unloading, unstrapping, and escorting Winter Road trucks and the delivery of fuel and lubes to all required operational mining equipment and bulk fuel delivery to day tanks around the site.
  • The successful candidate must be able to safely operate various equipment including loaders, forklifts, skid steers, zoom booms, genie lifts, bulk fuel tankers, lube trucks, and tractor trailers. The candidate must be self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and work independently, as well as part of a team, to achieve best-in-class efficiency and productivity. Physical requirements include climbing, lifting, working outdoors in extreme cold weather conditions, and the ability to sustain periods of standing, sitting, walking, bending, kneeling, and working at heights. Night shift rotations may also be required.
  1. Equipment Operators – Utility 2 (Materials & Logistics)
  • Similar to Utility 1, this role is part of the Materials Management & Logistics team and involves checking off and sorting incoming freight deliveries, offloading and loading all aircraft, and other related airport apron activities. Participate in all Winter Road activities such as unloading, unstrapping, and escorting Winter Road trucks and the delivery of fuel and lubes to all required operational mining equipment and bulk fuel delivery to day tanks around the site.
  • The successful candidate must be able to safely operate various equipment including loaders, forklifts, skid steers, zoom booms, genie lifts, bulk fuel tankers, lube trucks, and tractor trailers. The candidate must be self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and work independently, as well as part of a team, to achieve best-in-class efficiency and productivity. Physical requirements include climbing, lifting, working outdoors in extreme cold weather conditions, and the ability to sustain periods of standing, sitting, walking, bending, kneeling, and working at heights. Night shift rotations may also be required.
  1. Heavy Equipment Technicians (Off Road)
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient maintenance of all heavy-duty equipment on site. The successful candidate must focus on safety, quality, and accuracy of work and be adaptable to changing roles within the function.
  1. Boiler Operators
  • Reporting to the Electrical Services Team Leader, the Boiler Operator will maintain and operate boilers, piping systems, and equipment related to heating, ventilation, and pressure vessels at the Ekati Diamond Mine. Emphasis is on participating in the maintenance and upkeep of plumbing, water, and building facilities.

Ekati Diamond Mine

Located northeast of Yellowknife in the remote wilderness of the Northwest Territories, Ekati Diamond Mine is renowned for producing premium gem-quality diamonds. It is Canada’s first underground and surface diamond mining operation. Recently acquired by Burgundy Diamond Mines, the mine is entering a new era of growth and development. Operating on a fly-in, fly-out basis, Ekati Diamond Mine offers a unique work experience with challenging weather conditions during long winters and cold summers.

Burgundy Diamond Mines is a premier global diamond company known for producing and delivering ethically sourced diamonds. Founded in Perth, Australia, Burgundy operates with a unique vertically integrated business model, capturing margins across the full value chain of the diamond market. With operations in Australia, Canada, and Belgium, Burgundy Diamond Mines supports ethical investment in Canadian Northern Indigenous communities.

If you are interested in applying for one of the fly-in, fly-out remote camp mining jobs at Ekati Diamond Mine with Burgundy Diamond Mines, please visit the corresponding link to the position you are interested in and submit your resume and other relevant documents.

Note: Only selected applicants will be contacted for the next phase of the hiring process and the interview.

  1. Equipment Operators – Utility 2
  2. Equipment Operators – Utility 1 (Materials & Logistics)
  3. Equipment Operators – Utility 2 (Materials & Logistics)
  4. Heavy Equipment Technicians (Off Road)
  5. Boiler Operators

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