Lube Technician - North Post/Meikle

Small Mine Development   Elko, NV   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on July 9, 2024

Small Mine Development builds and operates America’s underground mines. Our mission is to be the leader in safe, productive and innovative mining solutions. We are seeking motivated, self-starters, that can work safely while ensuring production goals are met. By joining our team, you will be tasked with hard yet very rewarding work that provides opportunities for career development and advancement.

Position: Lube Technician
Pay Rate: Competitive Hourly Wage (Depending on Experience) + safety and production bonus
Schedule: 7 on 7 off, 12-hour shifts. Rotating days and nights
Area: Carlin, Nevada - North Post/Meikle Underground Mine

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the site master mechanic, our lube technicians are tasked with safely and efficiently fueling and servicing underground equipment. Those responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Safe operation of service/fuel truck
  • Fueling and performing lube changes to equipment in the field
  • Collecting oil samples from all equipment components
  • Maintaining inventory of oil, filters, and other necessary supplies and parts
  • Assisting diesel mechanics with basic repairs
  • Diagnosing and reporting necessary equipment repairs
  • Coordinating service activities with maintenance team
  • Executing planned work orders
  • Keeping maintenance records via our CMMS
  • Hazard recognition and mitigation
  • Participation in risk assessments and following SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Conducting thorough pre-operational inspections on equipment

Experience and Qualification Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Work with a safety-first mind set and maintain situational awareness at all times.
  • Hold a current MSHA Certificate (5000-23) in underground metal/non-metal mining.
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of all underground (hard rock) mining equipment applications.
  • Have basic equipment (diesel) maintenance experience.
  • Have the ability to work independently.
  • Have basic computer skills.
  • Have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and work in year-round weather conditions.

Beneficial Skills but not required:

  • Operation experience of underground support equipment, e.g., skid steers, forklifts, manlifts and other equipment.


We offer a strong benefits plan including:

  • 401k
  • Enrollment in ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Various insurance offerings through Colonial, including life and short-term disability
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Transportation to and from job site
  • Contributions to position specific Continuing Education


Small Mine Development, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are a Drug Free Workplace. Career candidates must pass a drug screen.