We are Hiring: Operations and Field Maintenance Technician

We are Hiring: Operations and Field Maintenance Technician

Date Published: March 13, 2023

Job Title: Operations and Field Maintenance Technician

Reports to: Safety and Camp Superintendent or designee

Classification: Full-Time, Hourly

FSLA Designation: Non-Exempt

Perpetua Resources Idaho, Inc. currently has an opportunity available for an Operations and Field Maintenance Technician at our Stibnite Gold Project in Stibnite, ID.

Position is located in Idaho’s fantastic backcountry in Stibnite Idaho approximately 3 hours from Donnelly, Idaho. The work schedule will be 9 days on and 7 days off, individual housing and per diem provided by company while on-shift.

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Class Summary:

The position is responsible for:

  • Camp maintenance, including drinking water system and wastewater treatment plant operation under the guidance of a licensed professional.
  • Perform preventative and general maintenance on equipment, vehicles, grounds, and structures
  • Perform a variety of labor- intensive tasks that include operation of equipment and various hand/power tools
  • Assist in all aspects of drill/construction site preparation, remediation, erosion control and pad building
  • Support maintenance, drilling and construction operations at The Stibnite Gold Project with safety, environmental compliance as the highest factors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for Care/Maintenance/Logistics:


  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs at the direction of the Field Operations Supervisor(s)
  • Clean and maintain shop facilities and equipment, and perform work area inspections
  • Hard physical labor working with shovels, rakes and hand tools, moving rocks and soil
  • Lifting of water pump hoses, hay bales, lumber and other materials
  • Building drill pad sites and taking down drill pad sites
  • Fuel handling procedures and safety measures
  • Ensure preventative and general maintenance is completed on equipment, vehicles, grounds, and structures.
  • Perform ground maintenance including digging, mowing, chopping, shoveling, snow blowing, lawn mowing, grass trimming and other grounds duties
  • Perform light mechanical repairs on equipment and vehicles.
  • Provide drinking water and WWTP operation support, including filter changes, inspections, equipment servicing, inventory control and repairs under the direction of a licensed operator.
  • Maintain written records of all maintenance functions and activities
  • Work with environmental staff on remediation
  • Perform tasks that uphold the physical integrity of the camp structures and camp inventory
  • Monitor activities of the camp to identify various negative issues as a result of use
  • Camp maintenance including plumbing, carpentry and associated general repair work
  • Be available for and provide support for onsite contractors
  • Uphold safety and environmental protocols at all times
  • Order materials and supplies as needed
  • Participate in Tailgate/Safety Meetings with site staff and contractors
  • Promote a safe work environment for all employees and contractors
  • Perform safety inspections at the direction of the Safety and Camp Superintendent
  • Maintain a good working relationship and coordinate activities with cross shift and management
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to live and work in a remote camp situation, and to treat co-workers with respect, dignity and professional courtesy
  • Ability to enter data into a spreadsheet via computer
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot mechanical equipment related to carpentry, sanding, snow removal, heating and plumbing
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment such as excavator, backhoe, forklift, front end loader and snowplow truck
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as maintenance and equipment manuals, safety information and repair instructions


The Operations and Field Maintenance Technician will be based at Perpetua Resources’ Stibnite Gold Project in Idaho located approximately 3 1/2 hours from Donnelly. The initial work schedule will be 12 days on and nine days off; however, this is subject to change and will vary depending on the number of days in the month to ensure employee works the correct number of required days each month. The employee will provide their own transportation to Perpetua’s Donnelly Office. Transportation from the Donnelly office to project site will be provided by the company. Regularly scheduled work hours will be approximately 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. Lodging and per diem for meals will be provided while working at the project site.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate or GED
  • One year experience working in remote field site
  • Pass pre-employment screening
  • Proficiency in MS Office computer software applications such as Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Valid Idaho driver’s license, a clean driving record and acceptance by corporate insurance to operate company vehicles

Physical Requirements:

  • Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility and balance with or without reasonable accommodation, allowing the employee to sit and work at a keyboard and/or to maneuver in uneven terrain
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instruction and communicate effectively in person on the phone and/or radio
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Sufficient ability to carry measuring devices with hands and movements requiring gripping, fingering, and hand, wrist and arm movements
  • Sufficient ability to operate ATV, UTV and snowmobile
  • Related job tasks will require hiking, hiking with snowshoes, walking, standing, sitting, lifting, stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, crouching, pushing, pulling, grasping, reaching and long hours on foot and lifting/moving up to 60 pounds and 100 pounds occasionally with assistance
  • Will be exposed to earth moving equipment, mechanical parts, UTVs, ATVs and helicopters
  • Must be comfortable working in remote areas. Will be exposed to severe weather conditions (hot and cold) in steep mountainous terrain and high elevations requiring agility and physical fitness
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear (safety-toed boots), hi-viz safety clothing, protective clothing, gloves, and other items as required

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