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McDonald Institute

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Mechanical Maintainer

Mechanical Maintainer

Operations Group

Full-Time Indeterminate Position

About Us

SNOLAB is an international facility for world-class underground physics research and has an expanding programme in astroparticle physics and underground science. Located in an air-conditioned clean room 2 km underground in the Vale Creighton Mine near Sudbury Ontario, with a suite of surface facilities and laboratories, SNOLAB is currently preparing for the next generation of experiments focusing on neutrino studies and the search for galactic dark matter.

The Position

This position will work primarily underground with some surface work. The Mechanical Maintainer will be responsible for tramming and forklift operation. They will also perform activities related to the movement of materials on and off site including handling supplies, nitrogen transfers, shipping and receiving.  The Mechanical Maintainer may perform activities in the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial machinery, air conditioning and laboratory equipment and in other repairs. The position will also assist with the cleanliness program. Tasks for the position will require lifting and physically demanding activities following general safety guidelines. May also be required to work in confined spaces, at elevated heights, in high temperatures, dusty or high noise environments following appropriate safety procedures.



Grade 12 Diploma required;

Minimum 2 years’ experience or equivalent required;

Post-secondary education in related field of study preferred.


Experience operating heavy equipment including diesel locomotives, forklifts and Aerial work platforms

Experience working with electronic shipping and receiving systems is an asset;

Experience erecting and installing scaffolding, hoisting equipment and rigging as per recognized standard practices is an asset; 

Experience implementing preventative maintenance programs for all conventional laboratory systems is an asset;

Experiece troubleshooting, adjusting and performing minor equipment repairs;

Experience using hand and power tools.

Salary Range

Salary will be determined by qualifications and experience and includes an attractive benefits package. Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with SNOLAB policies. This position is covered by the Collective Agreement between the SNOLAB Institute and the United Steelworkers Local 2020. To meet operational needs, shift work may be required.


To Apply

All applications must be submitted to jobs@snolab.ca. Please do not fax or mail your applications. By applying to the e-mail address, your application becomes available to managers immediately. Interested candidates should include a cover letter and resume.

Closing Date

August 4, 2020

Applications will be accepted until 23:59 Eastern Time.

SNOLAB thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

SNOLAB is committed to equity in employment and encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including women, Indigenous persons, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

SNOLAB will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.

Further information about SNOLAB may be found at www.snolab.ca

Posting Date: June 25, 2020

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