Mining Systems Specialist in Edmonton, Alberta, CA at Westmoreland Mining, LLC

Date Posted: 10/23/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Summary Description:

Westmoreland is seeking a Mining Systems Specialist to join our Engineering Team. Accountable to the Mining Systems Manager, this permanent role is accountable for providing support, system planning, and troubleshooting for the mine site communication infrastructure, specifically radio systems and the wireless network. This also includes the mining fleet management systems. This role is centrally based in Edmonton while onsite technicians will be required to provide on-call coverage.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support, system planning and troubleshooting for the mine site communication infrastructure, specifically radio systems (Rajant and MotoMesh systems) but also the wireless mesh network used by the site Fleet Management and Precision GPS equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation of these systems. Other Fleet Management Systems and precision GPS include Carlson grade and FARA systems.
  • Provide support, system planning and troubleshooting for Pegasys dragline production systems.
  • Provide system administration for the Rajant and Motomesh mesh network.
  • Work with CAT MineStar, Carlson Grade, and FARA running over a mesh network to ensure reliable wireless communications exist across the mine to allow effective Fleet Management System coverage.
  • Provide hands-on first level support for repair and maintenance of on-board hardware, including machine navigators, GPS receivers, Fixed Radios, mobile solar trailers, and base stations.
  • Inspect communications and electronic systems to ensure compliance with statutory requirements as well as business needs.
  • Analyze equipment failure trends and recommend replacement equipment and components.
  • Communicate effectively with Mining systems vendors and contractors to assist sites with planning, purchasing and repairing of equipment.
  • Provide training and radio programming for mine site technologist.
  • Monitor telecommunication systems performance and actively seek opportunities for continuous improvement


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in an electrical/communication/mesh systems role
  • Proficient level of computer skills
  • Experience with a Fleet Management systems i.e. MineStar, Modular, Jigsaw, FARA
  • Experience with precision GPS mining systems or equivalent i.e. Caterpillar Terrain, Carlson Grade
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with wireless networks and radio systems