Position Description

Underground Electrician
City Juneau
State/Territory Alaska
Job Code 53
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Safety, Health & Environmental Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

All Hecla personnel shall strive to achieve best practice in safety and health, and assist in the control of incidents, injuries and loss. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Complying with all necessary requirements put in place to prevent incidents, injuries or losses
  • Ensuring the safety and health of themselves and others in the workplace by being responsible for their actions and taking due care while performing their work
  • Identifying, eliminating, and reporting hazards as soon as practicable
  • Reporting incidents and accidents as soon as practicable
  • Disclosing all information regarding incidents and cooperating in incident investigations
  • Assisting in the resolution of health and safety matters in a positive and timely manner
  • Using and maintaining PPE
  • Providing suggestions for improving work processes
  • Assisting Management by supporting change to achieve desired targets
  • Ensuring that plant and equipment operate within their safe working limits
  • Ensuring that correct equipment is used for the job
  • Participating in risk assessment methodology
  • Participating in safety initiatives
  • Receiving training and instruction as required
  • Maintaining good housekeeping standards

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist in the planning of electrical and instrumentation jobs
  • Redline and update drawings as needed, AutoCAD experience is preferred
  • Effectively perform duties using the NEC as a minimum standard
  • Effectively evaluate the risks associated with any given task and utilize the safest possible work procedures
  • Support maintenance and operational needs
  • Perform all job tasks with limited supervision
  • Ability to guide and mentor lower technician level employees and set standards demonstrating leadership qualities
  • Comply with attendance, safety, environmental and HR policies. Successful candidate must demonstrate the following behavioral skills: productive communication, cooperation, productivity, initiative, creativity, dependability

QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and/or Experience

  • High school or GED
  • Five years of electrical and instrumentation experience, certifiable technical training or combination of training and experience may be substituted.
  • Preferred:  Related vocational training from an accredited institution.
  • Preferred:  Journeyman or higher-level certification is preferred

Other Qualifications

  • Instrumentation setup, calibration and repair, electrical installation, repair and AutoCAD. State of Alaska Journeyman Certificate preferred
  • Pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Pass a position-specific physical demands assessment.
  • Must be able to obtain ATF Employee Possessor clearance

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees may be frequently required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; use hand and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must be able to t

Vision - Constant:

  • Able to judge distances and spatial relationships to avoid accidents while driving and walking underground
  • Have clarity of vision while operating machinery, reading gauges, and placing tools
  • Have clarity of vision for distances while navigating within the mine and access roads efficiently and safely
  • Able to adjust varying points of reference while safely navigating the terrain, maintaining awareness of traffic, and operating tools and machinery
  • Able to identify vehicles, machinery, and people in peripheral vision

Speaking - Occasional:

  • Able to clearly communicate with co-workers and supervisors on the radio and in person

Hearing - Occasional:

  • Must wear hearing protection while working in the mine

Work Environment & Job Schedule
Employees may be frequently exposed to underground work environments; outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions; extreme cold, extreme heat, potentially hazardous wildlife; moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; explosives and vibration.  The noise level in most work environments is usually very loud. This position may require work on nights, weekends and rotating shifts; shift schedules may require residency in on-island camp during work rotations.

Greens Creek

The Greens Creek Mine, located on Admiralty Island, 18 miles south of Juneau, is an underground polymetallic mine employing approximately 425 people. The mine is owned and operated by Hecla Mining Company, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Established in 1891, Hecla has a rich history as a distinguished and respected precious metals producer. Winner of numerous safety and environmental awards, Greens Creek is seeking new team members committed to professional growth and success.

Community

Juneau, Alaska's capital, is the third largest city in the state. Like Alaska, Juneau is full of contrasts, a sophisticated cosmopolitan city in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Nestled at the base of mountains overlooking the Gastineau Channel, Juneau is surrounded by intercoastal waterways, lush rain forests, rugged mountainsides, and awe-inspiring glaciers. This small city has it all, the adventure of the "last frontier" as well as a good education system, year-round cultural and sports activities, a wide variety of entertainment, world class fishing and wildlife viewing, temperate weather, and a strong sense of community. Juneau is rich in mining history and Greens Creek is proud to contribute to that heritage by operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Compensation & Benefits

Hecla Greens Creek offers competitive pay based on experience and an excellent low-cost benefits package for medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance as well as other coverages such as disability coverage and life insurance. Retirement benefits include a pension plan and 401(k) with company match.

 

 

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