Dewatering Mechanic

Date: Sep 6, 2022

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

At our Kinross Fort Knox Mine located 30 minutes outside of Fairbanks Alaska, you’ll find many rewarding career opportunities and a life full of adventure in the great Alaskan outdoors. Fairbanks is a lively community that mixes small-town charm with big-city amenities, all while having the wilderness and endless recreational possibilities on your doorstep. Kinross is the largest open pit gold mine in Alaska, with over 650 employees producing  240,000 tons per day.

Job Description

The Dewatering Mechanic ensures the consistent and efficient operation of the pit dewatering system.

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor system operation on a daily basis i.e., Check that each well is operational and monitor pipelines/fitting for leaks.
  • Perform system repairs as necessary.
  • Monitor all generators daily for operating parameters (volts, amps, hz).
  • Oversee installation of support equipment and necessary piping.
  • Work with operations / electricians to coordinate installation or movement of piping.
  • Maintain operational inventory of materials.
  • Ensure daily safety of infrastructure i.e., Determine necessary pipeline re-routes and well integrity near shot patterns and new excavations.
  • Ensure all access to infrastructure is available.
  • Fuse HDPE pipe and construct pipelines using appropriate hardware.
  • Install and replace pumps as necessary.
  • Punctuality and regular attendance are required.
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality, and environmental policies.
  • Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the state.
  • Work without significant risk of harm to self and others.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Employee must have sufficient education to read and write instructions, perform simple mathematical calculations and keep records.



  • Have a basic electrical/wiring familiarity (interface of pumps, generators heat trace and power requirements).
  • Ability to operate and service truck, skid steer.
  • Basic knowledge of submersible pumps.
  • Must be able to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge and skill with a P.C. utilizing spreadsheet programs.
  • Basic knowledge of piping and plumbing supplies
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Progression through wage scale is contingent upon satisfactory completion of attached checklists.
  • Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions required.

Reporting Relationships

Works under the direct supervision of the dewatering & facilities supervisor.

Language Requirements


Travel Requirements

Travel not required, only exceptionally


Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.