Geology Technician Job at Kinross Gold Corporation, Fairbanks, AK

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  • Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Fairbanks, AK

Job Description

Located approximately 26 miles from the City of Fairbanks, Fort Knox is a centre of excellence for the Company as one of the few cold weather heap leach facilities in the world. Fort Knox celebrated its 25-year anniversary in 2021, and has produced over 8.5 million ounces since it began operation. In 2020, Kinross acquired Manh Choh – a project expected to commence production in 2024 and process ore at Fort Knox.

Fort Knox prioritizes being a strong contributor to the State and local communities, and since 2001, has helped support more than 300 community partners and has contributed more than US$25 million to the Alaska Mental Health Trust.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis as protected by applicable state, federal and/or local law.

*Fort Knox is NOT a camp mine*

Job Description

Responsible for safe and efficient drill sample collection and assisting with ore control staking and geologic mapping. Ability to complete drill pad inspections, utilize Brunton (or similar) compass, assist Survey with staking, assist Mine Geology in mapping and ore control, and directly interact with mine operations team with minimal supervision. Responsible for completing work in accordance with Kinross Alaska procedures. Communication, training, and interaction with mine operations team to assist with compliance is an essential part of the technicians’ responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities

•    Obtain production drill sample cuttings from the field in a timely manner and deliver for transport to laboratory for sampling.
•    Assist geologists with ore control duties including producing drill hole maps and high wall maps. 
•    Monitor bench mining progression and dig compliance to ore control release and dispatch data.  
•    Assist Survey with ore control, dump staking, or pit survey tasks as needed.
•    Provide assistance to operation and maintenance personnel.
•    Punctuality and regular attendance is required.
•    Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
•    Compliance with all company policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, safety, confidentiality, and environmental policies.
•    Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the state.
•    Work safely in all areas, identify potential safety hazards, and work with management to correct hazards.
•    Work without significant risk of harm to self and others.
•    Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required, Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Geology or Engineering is preferred.  

Experience

  • One year experience working with RC, rotary air blast and/or core drilling programs is preferred.

Skills

  • Possess a working knowledge of mining equipment and how to interact with it.
  • Must have or gain an understanding safety rules, company policies, emergency procedures, MSHA requirements, environmental regulations and guidance documents.
  • Must have solid computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Must have solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions required.
  • Must be available for shift work, overtime, holidays, and weekends.
  • Progression through wage scale is contingent upon satisfactory completion of attached checklists.

Reporting Relationships

This position reports to the Geology Manager

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required

Language Requirements

English

Travel Requirements

Travel not required, only exceptionally

Kinross is a Canadian-based global senior gold mining company with operations and projects in the United States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile, and Canada. Our focus on delivering value is based on our core principles of responsible mining, operational excellence, disciplined growth and balance sheet strength. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Local area, Work visa, Shift work, Weekend work,

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