Weir Group 2016-13926 in Fort McMurray, Alberta

The Weir Group is a global engineering group. We are focused on delivering engineering solutions to customers in the minerals, oil and gas and power markets. Operating in more than 70 countries and employing more than 15,000 people, we support our customers through a worldwide network of around 200 manufacturing and service facilities.

To celebrate Weir's 140 years in business, this video traces the business from its creation in Glasgow, Scotland in 1871, to its development into a global engineering solutions provider. For more information on The Weir Group PLC please visit our corporate website.

Weir Minerals Canada requires a Pump and Scanning Technician with experience with rotating equipment to join our growing team. The technician would be responsible for assisting customers with Weir pumps, and other rotating mineral processing equipment on site. The technician would also be responsible for operating the Surphaser SR laser scanner for part wear measurements and engineering services. Registered apprentices and journeyman Millwrights, machinists along with Engineers in training will be considered depending on specific job experience.

The position will be rotational, two weeks at the customer site and two weeks off. The applicant would preferably be based out of Ft Mac, although other locations would be acceptable depending on the strength of the applicant.


  • Assist customers with pump maintenance

  • Perform wear measurement scans

  • If a part has issues scan the part and work with the reliability group to find root causes

  • Act as a liaison between customer and Weir Minerals engineering team

  • Support customers with all Weir related equipment and troubleshooting


  • 3-month probationary review

  • Respecting the Weir Values (Customer Focus, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation & Quality)

  • Grasp of Weir products

  • Customer relations

Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others

  • Able to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations

  • Recognise and report and resolve hazards identified

  • Confidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafe

  • Engage and promote a zero harm culture

  • Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirements


A Millwright, Engineer in Training, with experience with assembly, repair, and overhaul of pumps and mechanical rotating equipment


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, engineering drawings, and procedure manuals. Able to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute and understand ratio, rate, percent and to draw/interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, area, circumference, and volume, as required in interpretation of engineering drawings.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations, Special Skills:

Millwright equivalent certification, or registered as an apprentice. A technical degree such as an engineering degree could also be an asset.

Physical Requirements:

Employee must be able to work while standing and/or sitting, and occasionally lifting equipment of up to 25 lbs. Ability to handle mechanical tools and measuring devices is required. Use of Personal Protective Equipment is required in designated locations.

Work Environment:

Environment may vary from moderate (warehouse/light traffic environment) to loud (manufacturing plant /customer-sites).

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistent at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time and/or notifies the appropriate person when required with an alternate plan.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

ID: 2016-13926

Shift Schedule: Day

Manages Others: No