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Mine Maintenance Technician - Competitive Pay!

Company: Intrepid Potash
Location: Hobbs
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Mine Maintenance Technician
Reports To: Mine Maintenance Supervisor
Location: New Mexico - East Plant
(Relocation assistance available for candidates that qualify when applicable)

OVERVIEWA Mine Maintenance Technician troubleshoots all underground mining equipment and various machinery. This position requires the ability to work safely, whether independently or within a team, a wide mechanical knowledge, and flexibility for on-call schedules.


  • Troubleshoot and repair items including, but not limited to: hydraulic mining equipment, conveyor belts, ore loadout equipment, and mobile and stationary diesel equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance items on equipment and machinery, including: greasing, changing oil, looking for defects during service session, torque drain plugs, etc.
  • Install and change: motors, chains, gear boxes, transmissions, differentials and/or suspension work
  • Preform cutting (Oxy and acetylene) welding and rigging procedures
  • Conduct pre-shift inspections to ensure all equipment is operating safely and efficiently
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Valid Driver's License
    • Minimum two (2) years of industrial maintenance experience - underground mining experience preferred
    • Must be able to provide own tools - tools needed are basic American-made mechanic hand tools in both metric and SAE up to 1 SAE and 30mm. Any other larger tools are provided by Intrepid
    • Must be able to read and understand electrical, structural and hydraulic drawings
    • Must be available to work a call-out schedule for a 24/7 operation
      • Medical plans with prescription drug coverage, dental insurance and vision insurance
      • 401(K) with immediate vesting and generous employer match
      • Work-life balance with family-friendly work schedules
      • Opportunity to grow within position through Intrepid's career path program
      • PPE, uniform shirts and boot vouchers are provided
        SCHEDULE AND WORK ENVIRONMENT10-hour workday, 4 days a week at minimum, with a weekly rotating shift schedule. Schedule subject to change.

        As part of a 24/7 maintenance support team, employees will be on a rotating on-call schedule. Some overtime may be required to complete tasks and keep equipment running.
        • Underground mining environment that is often not well lit and is at low heights
        • Exposed to louder than moderate noises (ex: vehicle noises, machinery noises, etc.)
          Employees are required to wear safety attire and personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times
          • Standing, walking, sitting (while driving) over 2/3 of work time, squatting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and fingers movements, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching or grasping
          • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., and push and/or pull up to 50 lbs.
          • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment as needed and engage in strenuous physical activity
            A pre-placement physical and hair follicle drug test will be required for anyone selected for this opportunity. Placement into the position will not be made until the results are received and cleared by Intrepid.

            ABOUT US Intrepid is an entrepreneurial organization committed to developing unique and environmentally sound ways of extracting minerals of global importance to multiple industries. While our legacy potassium products hold a strong reputation in the agriculture and feed industries, the expansion of our water, brine and other solutions contributes to the oil and gas industries to support energy resources. This diversification of products and customers expands our growth and impact beyond yesterday's needs. Working at Intrepid, you will experience the commitment, teamwork, and growth in every role and experience. Associated topics: diagnose, equipment, field service, maintenance, maintenance mechanic, maintenance technician, millwright, repair, troubleshoot, upgrade

Keywords: Intrepid Potash, Midland , Mine Maintenance Technician - Competitive Pay!, Professions , Hobbs, Texas

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