Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa. For more information, please visit
Diavik Diamond Mines (DDMI) owns Rio Tinto's interest in and manages the unincorporated Diavik diamonds joint venture in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Mining takes place in the lake bed at Lac de Gras with water held back by a dike made of rock fill. With approximately 800 employees, Diavik is instrumental in making Canada the world's third largest diamond producer by value. Diavik has won awards for its sensitive management of environmental and community issues.
Reporting to the Supervisor Power Distribution & Surface Electrical the Maintainer, Electrical (Highline) will work on a two (2) weeks on / two (2) weeks off rotational basis at the Lac de Gras mine site. The Journeyman Highline Electrician's main responsibility is to build and maintain electric power systems in performing all classes of overhead and underground transmission and distribution line work. The Highline Electrician is also responsible for the construction, erection and maintenance of substations and to restore electric service to this equipment while wearing company provided Personal Protective Equipment. This work shall be performed in a safe, environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner to ensure that service/equipment availability is maximized.
The Maintainer, Electrical (Highline) responsibilities include but are not limited to;
Perform routine maintenance work on distribution systems, involving such duties as replacing or repairing poles and attachments, transformers, and other devices and equipment, including temporary grounding, pulling slack, washing insulators, maintaining equipment in designated electric service stations, and assisting in identifying, testing, and phasing underground lines.
Restore service or eliminate trouble on distribution systems, involving determining the equipment at fault and making permanent or temporary repairs by performing such work as cutting conductors in the clear, replacing or repairing poles and attachments, conductors, transformers, and other devices and equipment, transferring loads to other circuits, and connecting emergency transformers and generators.
Work on lines -terminating, splicing, switching - and equipment up to 15kv unsupervised.
Assist in the efficient commissioning of new installations and modifications, ensuring the equipment has been fully tested prior to operational implementation.
Fill out work orders and reports on maintenance, repairs and diagnoses prior to the end of each shift, providing sufficient detail for others to understand the work that has been completed on the equipment.
Keep work areas clean and free of safety hazards on a continuous basis and conduct safety audits as per company policy, providing written reports to the Supervisor as requested.
Work and Promote Safety within the assigned area by:
Meeting your personal safety plan commitments.
Immediately reporting all incidents and accidents to your immediate supervisor.
Working to achieve or exceed the site and departmental safety goals.
Use a safe working attitude when performing tasks.
Complete a JHA prior to performing tasks.
Identify safety concerns to the crew and engage the crew on brain storming on how to manage these risks.
Advise crew members on how to develop good safety habits by identify hazards and managing these hazards.
Adhere to all safety standards and policies.
Foster a positive attitude towards change.
Participate in the daily PASS meetings.
Complete other related work as assigned by the Supervisor, Superintendent, or Senior Managers.
The successful candidate will be one whose #1 priority is safety in the work place.
The incumbent will have:
Interprovincial Journeyperson certification as a Lineperson or Electrician.
Minimum of three (3) years of industrial experience in construction and maintenance of EHV distribution lines and a thorough knowledge of operating and construction standards.
Additional Trade Qualifications as an Instrumentation Technician, Power Systems Electrician is an asset.
Current St. John's Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR is an asset.
Training on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is an asset.
We offer an attractive remuneration package including a range of Rio Tinto benefits, as well as the sought after opportunity to develop and expand upon your knowledge and experience with a world leader in the industry.
Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets.