Heavy Duty Mechanic

If you thrive on success and team work in a team culture, Agnico Eagle offers career opportunities on a global scale. We provide rewarding and challenging work that will help you grow your skills and your career. Agnico Eagle is committed to creating meaningful opportunities for our employees and we encourage everyone who works for us to contribute to their full potential. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We provide a safe work environment and seek to ensure all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, free from harassment, discrimination, bullying and retaliation. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Disability-related accommodations during the application and selection process are available upon request. Interested? We hope you are.




Location: Detour Lake Mine


Rotation: 14 days in, followed by 14 days off



At Agnico Eagle, our values never waver. We believe in trust, respect, equality, family and responsibility. Why? Because they express who we are and they have helped us succeed in business for over 60 years.



We value you – your unique set of skills and experience. We value your willingness to build those skills and make a meaningful contribution to our company. And, we value your commitment to treat every person on our team with respect, helping us to operate safely, protect the environment and make a positive contribution to our local communities.




Based at the Detour Lake Mine site, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Heavy Duty Mechanic to join our Mobile Maintenance team reporting to the Mine Maintenance Supervisor.   


Detour Lake is the second largest gold producing mine in Canada with the largest gold reserves and substantial growth potentialThe open pit mine is located in northeastern Ontario, approximately 300 kilometres northeast of Timmins and 185 kilometres by road northeast of Cochrane, within the northernmost Abitibi Greenstone Belt.The mine is situated in the area of the historic Detour Lake open pit/underground mine operated by Placer Dome which produced 1.8 million ounces of gold from 1983 to 1999. The Detour Lake operation has a mine life of approximately 22 years with an average gold production of 659,000 ounces per year.


The Heavy Duty Mechanic will be responsible for the proper maintenance and repair, as well as performing preventative maintenance and operational safety inspections on all heavy equipment at the Detour Lake Mine.




Your responsibilities will include:


  • Performing regular servicing, preventative maintenance and repairs on all applicable mobile equipment;
  • Use of computerized and other testing equipment to determine extent of required repairs;
  • Repairing hydraulic, powertrain and electrical systems;
  • Use of various tools including hydraulic power units, torque wrenches and hoists;
  • Identifying and reporting part requirements and supplies as required;
  • Preparing electronic service reports and documentation in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Maintaining a safe, clean and efficient work area.




Our ideal candidate has:


  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED;
  • Ontario Provincial or Inter-Provincial Heavy Duty Equipment Technician certificate is considered an asset;
  • Minimum five years’ related experience in a fast-paced production environment;
  • Experience with ultra-class mining equipment: notably 6030, 6060, 7495 Caterpillar shovels, 795 and 798 trucks as well as Epiroc D65, DM-45 and Pit Viper drills;
  • Computer literate and proven knowledge of CAT ET & SIS Web;
  • Focused and self-motivated with strong organizational and time management skills.

Does this sound like you? If so, we would love to hear from you.




Together, we are building a world-class gold mine and our success is determined by the hard work and dedication of our team. All of our team members are rewarded with a competitive benefits package and on-the-job perks, including:


  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation
  • Travel Allowance
  • Group benefits package
  • Training and learning opportunities


Should you be the successful candidate for this role, you will be contacted by a member of our Human Resources Department to schedule an interview.

Together, we are Going for Gold in everything that we do and our success is determined by the hard work and dedication of our team.