Process Mechanic

Vacancy number • TR-229368

Process Mechanic

  • California
  • Closes 6 June
  • 50 hours
  • Other

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About this job

  • Branch: Mining
  • Area of Expertise: Trade
  • Location: California

What is required?

  • hours per week: 50
  • Education level: Other
  • Closing date: Thursday, 6 June 2024


Brunel has multiple direct hire opportunities for Process Mechanics (level 3 -6) with our mining client located an hour North of Santa Clarita, California.

About this role

As the Crusher Mechanic, you would be relied upon to troubleshoot/perform any repairs needed, and

to lead the team through accomplishing safety/production targets. These positions report to the Crusher

Maintenance Supervisor and the Crusher Maintenance General Foreman. This is a safety

sensitive position. The right candidate will have experience with crushers (Jaw, Cone, and HPGR), conveyor systems, belt alignments, compressor builds/rebuilds, pump/motor installs and excel at troubleshooting processing systems.

These positions will be on a rotating schedule - similar to a Dupont schedule.


  • Perform emergency repair on a conveyor belt using the mechanical splice method.

  • Troubleshoot, repair, and correct deficiencies of the jaw crusher.

  • Determine proper gaps based on operating conditions and determine proper wear and condition of dies.

  • Maintain, repair, and troubleshoot all belts (i.e. conveyor belts, stacker belts, overland belts).

  • Troubleshoot and repair jaw hydraulic system.

  • Verify the manual A dimension and closed size setting on the cone crushers

  • Take scheduled measurements on the HPGR.

  • Troubleshoot conveyor systems as to proper adjustments for tracking, scrapper.

  • Determine roller replacement needs and repair as necessary.

  • Perform preventive maintenance and minor and major maintenance repairs.

  • Perform repairs of pumps, gearboxes, and related equipment.

  • Participate in troubleshooting and share value adding suggestions that maximize team performance.

  • Complete repairs efficiently and in a timely manner.

  • Complete work orders with proper documentation.

  • Follow all company Safety/Environmental Procedures and Rules mandated by MSHA.

  • Work closely with Process in achieving equipment reliability.

  • Perform major component change-outs and rebuilds.

  • Maintain records of repairs and preventative maintenance.

  • Maintain positive communication with the Maintenance and Operations Departments.

  • Maintain a clean, orderly, and safe work environment at all times.


  • 3 or more years of experience in maintenance of jaw, cone, and roller crushers, conveyors, conveyor belts, and gearbox systems.

  • Knowledge of various crushing systems, including jaw crushers, cone crushers and roller crushers (HPGR). using best practices while complying to all company safety policies.

  • Advanced welding knowledge of structural, pipe welding, and fabrication to be able to complete repairs throughout the facility.

  • Able to align equipment drive shafts using the "dial indictor method" or a laser alignment tool.

  • Able to install v-belt style drive belts, set proper tension and alignment.

  • Able to troubleshoot vertical and horizontal pumps, replace mechanical seals, and rebuild pumps.

  • Able to install different style bearings, double spherical roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, needle roller bearings, etc.

  • Able to troubleshoot equipment at our Merrill Crowe facility (i.e. blowers, vacuum pumps, furnaces, pumps).

  • Able to troubleshoot and repair stacker conveyor track drives (i.e. replacing rollers, euro-drives and final drives).

  • Understand the operating flow of the facility for troubleshooting and/or repairing equipment or assisting production as needed.

  • Understand lubrication (i.e. greases and oils), their properties, and proper applications.

  • Have own tools (Journeyman level) that meet the requirements of the department tool list.


Our client offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which includes the following:

  • Hourly based on level of experience

  • 401K with Company Matching

  • PPO & HMO Health Insurance Plans

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Vacation Accruals

  • Relocation package negotiable

About Brunel

Our client is a mining company in California.

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If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Madison Ringlein quoting publication number: TR-229368

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