Mechanic/ Ground Hand

Job Title: Mechanic/ Ground Hand

Location: Various

Start Date: April 1st

Terms of Employment: Full-time


Job Description

The Mechanic/ Ground Hand is to assist in daily operations and maintain plant performance. He/She will monitor the processing plant and provide appropriate level of repair. He/She will help with all daily operational tasks including, but not limited to: maintenance, repairs, screen changes, plant setup and configurations, fueling, services, parts organization, cleanup, and preventive modifications needed to ensure a productive operation exists. Shifts will be days and nights; on a rotational shift when available. Remote locations and adverse conditions and inclement weather could be factors during operations and maintenance. A positive team dynamic and chemistry is crucial.


Duties and Responsibilities

Health and Safety

Ensure adherence to Hadean’s workplace policies and standard work procedures for risk identification, risk assessment and risk control.

Maintain a high level of Health and Safety performance through effective communication, monitoring and revision of standard work procedures.

Identification and reporting of health and safety risks, accidents, incidents, injuries and property damage at the workplace.

Attend and participation in all scheduled health and safety meetings and training.


Ensure adherence to Hadean’s environmental policy, work standards, management plans and regulatory obligations and requirements.

Integrate environmental policies, programs, and practices into all activities of the organization.

Maintain environmental awareness amongst workforce by holding meetings and actively participate in planned environmental programs and drills.


Assist in maintaining operations to ensure consistent plant utilization and plant performance while promoting a safe work culture.

Perform regular inspections of all plant areas to ensure best operating practices are being followed.

Diagnose plant operating deficiencies and bring resolution to processing issues.

Perform routine inspection of plant equipment and auxiliaries to ensure safe operating condition and effectiveness.

Diagnose equipment operating defects focusing on identifying root cause and coordinate maintenance works with fixed maintenance team.

Monitor and oversee clean stockpile practices are followed.

Maintain clean out areas with required equipment.

Report on shift activities and performance indicators to the on-site supervisor on daily basis.

Other duties as required.


Qualifications and Experience

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Mechanic/ Ground Hand application.

Knowledge of Jaw and cone crushers.

Understanding of crushing and screening.

Understanding of products and or specifications

Experience with conveying systems.

Proven ability to self  motivate, while working safely and striving for operational targets.

Computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office software, Google sheets, & Apple products.

All previously obtained certificates and documentation should be included with your resume.

(for example, but not limited to: first aid, WHIMIS, or TDG certifications; previously obtained industry/ position specific training certificates, etc…)


Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills including ability to effectively communicate and interact with all individuals with integrity, empathy and sincerity.

The capacity to follow specific instructions with accuracy.

The ability to excel in a fast paced environment.

Able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.

Ability to work under stress and pressure.

Decision making and analytical abilities.

Effective time-management skills.

Possess strong analytical and problem-solving ability, with particular attention to the details.

Literacy skills including the ability to read manuals and regulatory requirements.

Ability to act with integrity, good judgment, and discretion.


Work Environments/Conditions

This position requires individual to be on site at all times during shift. He/she must be physically fit and have the ability to work extended hours. Some requirements for this position include: Lifting, climbing stairs, working around mechanical equipment, and working outdoors in all weather conditions.


Work Location / Travel

Hadean is a mobile crushing operation that is required to travel into and from various locations.

These locations will be determined by allocated contracts and potential client needs. Depending on locations and time lines, accommodations may or may not be provided. This will be offset by a varying live out allowance. Travelling in and out of site will be employee’s responsibility, and on site transportation will be provided. In the case of extreme remote locations to and from will be compensated.


Wage and Benefits

At Hadean, we recognize our employees as our #1 asset.

We believe it is our duty to show our team the value they bring to our organization, while promoting a safe work culture. We do this by offering a competitive compensation package that includes: Competitive wages, rotational work schedule, educational support & other benefits.

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    What Clients Say

    I have worked alongside Aaron Zukowski for over 16 years and I have watched him develop into an outstanding individual in every way. He is incredibly dedicated to his work and to the people he works with. His strong work ethic and organizational skills make the work proceed in a very structured and disciplined manner. This keeps the workplace morale high because there is no confusion about what is expected. Aaron is always ready to work hard. He is very capable, adaptable, likeable, and highly respected. His knowledge of the industry is vast and he is always quick to resolve any issues that may arise. I have worked in the construction industry for over 40 years and can highly recommend Aaron and his team.
    Tim Ripper, Ripper Holdings Ltd., Owner
    BA Blacktop (Cranbrook) required multiple aggregate products crushed simultaneously due to time sensitive schedule requirements. Aaron and his crew were able to configure their crushing plant utilizing a multitude of screen decks, bins and conveyors to produce Asphalt Rock, Manufactured Fines, 19mm Base Crush and Concrete Wash Plant Feed. Aaron’s leadership had an intricate part in the development of this newly opened pit including stripping, mine management and the efficient production of high quality product. Leaning on his expertise and experience, we were able to resolve any, and all challenges.
    Marc Pelletier, BA Blacktop, Area Manager
    I have worked with Aaron Zukowski for more than 12+ years in the construction industry; providing Quality Control and Quality Assurance testing on various aggregate products. Aaron working in the capacity as crusher Superintendent was diligent, hard working, and very co-operative to assure the specific product met the client and stakeholder requirements. I consider Aaron and his crew a great asset to any construction organization or company.
    Monty Frederiksen, Armont Consulting Ltd., Owner/Manager
    Working with Aaron for the past 8 years has been a great experience. As a crushing Superintendent for Selkirk Paving, Aaron proved himself over and over again on many different levels. Him and his crew always provided a consistent, in spec product under the many different, difficult, and changing situations that occur in this business. He always had great ideas and was ready to try new things to make a better product or increase production. Aaron operated a well-organized and efficient operation at all times. His team met all deadlines and were focused on providing excellence on every job.
    Corey Rokosh, Valley Blacktop, Area Manager
    I have been working on a crusher for 8 years, and for the last 5 years I have been manning the control tower, under the direction of Aaron Zukowski. In that time working for Aaron, I have learned much about the dynamic world of aggregates. We take pride in striving for excellence; in both quality assurance and safety records. There are many variables that can present issues along the way. However, equipped with the right people and skills, we were able to accomplish all tasks put before us.
    Cam Reid, Selkirk Paving Ltd, Crusher Foreman
    I had an opportunity to work with Aaron at Waitabit pit in Donald BC. This area has been, and is still, a very difficult resource for aggregate. The whole valley has many challenges in order to meet MOTI spec. Aaron and his team were successful in meeting those challenges and utilized the materials to make spec, on time and on budget. I look forward to working with Aaron again on whatever project requires his team. I have no problem recommending Aaron to complete whatever contract Hadean is awarded.
    Jack Mckenna, Mackay Contracting, Superintendent