Electrical & Instrumentation Lead (Mining Operations)

Turner Staffing Group – Electrical & Instrumentation Lead

Job Summary:

Our client is seeking a safety minded individual with strong drive and enthusiasm to advance our organization forward by working with our team of Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians, Electricians, contractors and specialists to maintain and improve the site equipment and infrastructure. The successful candidates will possess a strong understanding of codes and ordinances. Executes/implements successful resolution of issues plus performs other miscellaneous plant-related duties at a Gold/Silver Mine located near Bullhead City in Mohave County, Arizona.

Specific Duties:

• Ensure compliance with all relevant electrical regulatory codes, ordinances, Company policies, practices and standards.

• Ensure that high voltage and low voltage electrical and instrumentation maintenance activities support the continuous operation of process plant facilities including the refinery and crusher.

• Ensure the continuous availability of control and automation systems to maintain variables within acceptable parameters, optimize output and protect equipment.

• Demonstrate continued improvement in both operating performance and costs.

• Ensure best practices are adhered to in all areas.

• Strong knowledge of 480vac, 3 phase electrical motor circuits, DC control circuits, 4-20mA loops & calibration, single and three phase AC circuits.

• Strong ability to troubleshoot variable frequency drives (VFD) drives, PLC and Relay logic control systems.

• Identify and mitigate risks to personnel, safety, environmental protection, equipment, and production.

• Maintain compliance with all local, state, federal and company standards and guidelines.

• Staff Development. Visibly lead, manage, and mentor employees of the electrical, instrumentation and process group.

• Understanding of quoting and requisition processes is a plus.

• Project management and planning skills a plus. Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Suite PLC, Square D, Siemens, and other specialty software.

Qualifications and Skills:

• High School diploma or GED and 5 (five) years of related operational experience including supervisory experience.

• Associate degree in electrical engineering or other certificate as an Instrumentation technician or equivalent.

• Additional certifications or licensure appropriate to the job may be required.

• Working knowledge of National Electric Code NFPA 70E (USA). Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace NFPA70E (USA), IEEE 902 Maintenance and Safety of Industrial & Commercial Systems and IEEE 142 Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Systems.

• Strong knowledge of Industrial Process Automation (PLC HMI) and Advanced Control Systems.

• Current MSHA part 48 certificate is preferred.

• Crusher Operations knowledge or experience preferred but not required.

• Self-Motivated and accountable

Language Skills:

• Communicate effectively (verbal, listening, written) and be able to work with difficult people under high stress situations.

Other Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to work within a team environment.

• Knowledge and use of Microsoft NAV, SharePoint and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

• Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive relationships and act courteous and respectful of others.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

• Current MSHA Part 48 certificate is preferred but not essential.

• MSHA Electrical Green Card is preferred but not essential.

• Valid US Driver’s License.


• While performing job duties, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see.

• May be required to lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the workday.

• The work is in an outdoor mine setting which requires a hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, protective clothing, gloves, and other protective equipment as required by law while in the field.

• Successfully complete background check and maintain a valid USA driver’s license.

• Our client is a drug/alcohol free work environment using mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per all applicable laws.

• This work is in a mine and plant setting which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes, or airborne particles.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,

age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

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