Lead Workshop Technician (Mechanical)

Job overview

  • Deadline: 6 Apr
  • Country: Canada
  • Location: Lively, ON
  • Job-ID: 350446
  • Job category: Maintenance
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Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology is seeking

Lead Workshop Technician (Mechanical)

Location: Lively, ON

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology (SMRT) is a leading global supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industry. Our offering covers rock drilling, rock cutting, rock crushing, loading and hauling and materials handling.

The Lead Workshop Technician is responsible for troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of mechanical and electrical aspects of equipment and components according to defined specifications. The Lead will also work with the Supervisor(s) and other team leads to manage and prioritize technical assignments to ensure customer demands and the production schedules are met. The Lead will also participate, sustain and drive lean manufacturing and 5S activities.


Technical Expertise

  • Follows scopes of work within time constraints to meet established delivery targets.
  • Inspects equipment for proper performance and determines faults and malfunctions.
  • Adjust equipment & repair/replace defective parts components or systems according to scopes of work.
  • Identifies additional repairs, compiles parts and labor estimates and communicates to supervisor.
  • Tests repaired equipment to ensure proper operational performance
  • Completes accurate time records, technical reports, failure reports, parts listings and submits drawing revisions.
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Stays current with industry, customer, product developments and technical best practices.

Customer Service

  • Builds sound relationships with the workshop team and internal and external customers to ensure smooth operations.

Safety and Environment

  • Complies with Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology safety policies and applicable government, customer or industry regulations or requirements.
  • Responsibility to identify and report any unsafe work habits, workplace incidents and / or near misses.
  • Maintains hand tools and equipment to ensure safe operation.
  • Maintains orderly work area and ensures housekeeping requirements are met.

Personal Leadership

  • Ensures that all activities are carried out in accordance with Company Values and current Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Undertakes self-training and development as required.


  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned by manager.

Required Skills and Education

  • Technical diploma in mechanical discipline
  • Red Seal Heavy Duty Equipment License
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ related experience with industry specific equipment
  • Previous experience with Sandvik equipment is an asset
  • Knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing and 5S is preferred
  • Proven experience leading a team
  • Ability to read/comprehend related schematics
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated, broad team
  • Willingness and ability to work shift work as required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible, self-motivated with demonstrated initiative
  • Ability to develop knowledge of customer business processes in relation to product rebuild
  • Developed time management and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy (MS Office, Outlook)


Sandvik offers a comprehensive compensation package including a retirement savings plan with matching, competitive health, dental, life and disability benefits, ongoing development and training.

How to Apply

Qualified individuals can apply online at www.sandvik.com/careerto the Lead Workshop Technician job opening # 350446.

Sandvik is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees and customers feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and where every worker has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

We thank all applicants for their response, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline: 6 Apr
Job-ID: 350446

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