• Saskatoon, SK
  • (306) 931-4985
  • garnetdickinson@hotmail.com

Garnet Dickinson


Senior Level Heavy Equipment Mechanic with 40 years of direct in-field maintenance experience, 10 years of managing equipment maintenance operations, and several years of training and supervisory duty experience.

  • Track record of working in tandem with related departments to ensure uninterrupted facility operations
  • Expertise in servicing heavy earth-moving equipment such as Sandvick, Hitachi, and Liebherr drills, and Caterpillar haul trucks, dozers, graders, and shovels
  • Proven ability to develop and coordinate training programs

Work History

Work History

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Coordinator

Jun 2005 - Present
Centerra Gold Inc, Kumtor Gold Mine, Kyrgyzstan

Responsible for management of daily and long-term planning and operations in the shop Handling in-field service on a fleet of Sandvick D45 & DR460 drills, Caterpilar 785 & 789 trucks, 5130 shovels, Hitachi EX3600 shovels, and Liebherr 994B-R9350 shovels

Working with Preventive Maintenance on oil sample analysis

Scheduling and balancing the expatriate work force

Working directly with the Maintenace Manager on-site

Training and advising the Kyrgyz national Foremen and Superintendents as part of the Kumtor Human Resource and Safety Development Plan

Training Supervisor

Feb 2003 - Jun 2005
Centerra Gold Inc, Kumtor Gold Mine, Kyrgyzstan

Trained local instructors on preventive maintenance

Developed training modules on system operations and troubleshooting for local instructors

Heavy Equipment Lead Hand Technician

Jan 1997 - Feb 2003
Centerra Gold Inc, Kumtor Gold Mine, Kyrgyzstan

Responsible for machine component overhaul and exchange for a fleet of Drilltech D45 drills and Caterpillar open pit mining equipment, including: 777 and 785 haul trucks, D10R dozers, 16H graders and 5130 shovels

Coached and trained staff on proper procedure in equipment maintenance repair and troubleshooting

Set up a component rebuild center and trained local mechanics on rebuilding components, such as: engines, transmissions, torques, wheels groups, and more

Heavy Duty Mechanic

Jan 1988 - Dec 1996
Cameco Corp, Key Lake, SK

Worked on equipment and component overhauls

Assumed substitute Foreman duties for eight months

Performed troubleshooting and repairs in the pit

Field Service Technician

Jul 1975 - Dec 1987
Kramer Tractor LTD, Saskatoon, SK

Responsible for field repairs and in-shop component & machine overhauls of Caterpillar earth-moving equipment

Began as an apprentice and stayed on as a certified technician



Journeyman Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission



Debden High School

Jun 1975
High School Diploma