Machinist Journeyperson - Maintenance


Fort Mackay, AB, CA, T0P 1C0


Position: Machinist Journeyperson - Maintenance 

Project Type: Maintenance

Project Location: Imperial Oil Kearl 

Shift: Day or Night 

Schedule: 14/14 

Accommodations: Camp

Travel Details: Fly to and from site

GC: Graham

Allied Partner: Heartland Constructors Inc.

Reference Number: 15100 





Temporary Incentive and Retention Program effective until July 1st, 2022:

  • The Incentive Program consists of an additional $60/day for this position - paid weekly. To receive incentive, "days worked" will be defined as minimum 4 hrs of work on site.
  • The Retention Program offers an additional $20/day, paid by July 1st, 2022 (or following corresponding pay period), or upon release by the employer (end of project).

For more details, apply today!

Heartland Constructors is currently hiring Machinist Journeypersons to join the Imperial Oil Kearl Lake Maintenance project team on site near Fort MacKay, Alberta. This is a long-term Maintenance role until 2023; Shift schedule is 14 days on, 14 days off.  


Machinists set up and operate precision metal cutting (line boring) machining equipment to make and repair products made from metals on heavy mining equipment. They work according to very precise specifications. When there are no prints or other specifications, they determine dimensions by logic or by measuring samples using instruments such as micrometers and calipers. Electronic instruments have digital readouts and require the operator to program them for use.


To perform a typical machining task, Machinists:

  • Study specifications, charts, drawings or sample parts to determine the machining operation to be performed,
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances and prepare working sketches if necessary,
  • Measure and mark metal and other materials,
  • Set up and operate tools, which may be computer numerically controlled, to perform precision machining operations, and,
  • Fit parts to mechanisms and verify dimensions.



  • Overhaul & maintain various types of large open cut mining equipment,
  • Perform onsite line boring operations and surface milling procedures on all makes and models of open cut - mining equipment,
  • Workshop and field-based machining operations on a wide variety of earth moving components to tight tolerances (such as +/- .0005” in most cases),
  • Blueprint reading,
  • I.D bore welding and bore reclamation; face build ups and machining to OEM specifications,
  • Onsite maintenance including but not limited to: Caterpillar & Komatsu haul trucks, track dozers, graders, front end loaders, excavators and shovels.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Provincial Journeyperson or Red Seal Certification.
  • Previous Maintenance Services experience (e.g. Steady state, Turnaround, Shutdown, Outage, etc.).
  • Previous experience working in a mine.
  • Experience operating CLIMAX tooling and CLIMAX line boring equipment. 
  • Line Boring experience including bore build-up.
  • Mobile field machining experience.
  • Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS-09 or 2020) Certification.
  • First Aid – Standard Level Certification.
  • Forklift training.
  • Basic Rigging.
  • Overhead Crane and Rigging.
  • Valid non-restricted Driver’s License and a clean 3 Year Driver's Abstract.
  • Fit Test.


COVID Requirements:
This is a fly-in/fly-out position and as such will be subject to the Government of Canada’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements:

  • As per Federal guidelines, as of December 1st, 2021, anyone who is to board a charter flight must be able to provide proof of full vaccination (+14 days).
  • Please ensure you bring proof with you to the flight center and allow for at least 2 hours prior to flight departure.
  • Additionally, anyone accessing the IOL Kearl Site will also require full vaccination (full course plus 14 days).




With a significant presence in the construction, industrial maintenance, and turnaround sectors, Jardeg is the largest recruiter of skilled trades in Canada. In 2022 alone, we’ll be supporting over 10 million manhours of work and a peak headcount over 10,000.


If you’re a tradesperson working in Canada, our position across commercial, infrastructure, and industrial construction, plus maintenance and turnarounds means we have more than just a job for you. We have a lifetime of work.