Exploration Geologist

Date: Sep 16, 2023

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

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.

Job Description

An Exploration Geologist is responsible for assisting the Exploration Team in executing projects at all stages of development.  The Exploration Team is primarily engaged in mineral resource definition drilling, as well as early-stage and generative exploration.  The Exploration geologist should be capable of conducting independent fieldwork where required.  The Exploration Geologist collects and analyzes geologic and geochemical field data and assists in reporting results to management.  The Exploration Geologist will be engaged in drill core and percussion chip logging, surface geochemical sampling, GIS mapping, and 3D analysis.  The Exploration Geologist will be required to utilize geological information systems such as acQuire database, MapInfo, ArcGIS, and Leapfrog Geo.  The Exploration Geologist will be expected to contribute to the Team’s exploration targeting, and annual budget planning cycles.

Job Responsibilities

⦁    Perform geologic mapping and geochemical sampling programs as directed by supervisor
⦁    Log RC cuttings and Diamond core
⦁    Compile geologic and assay data into acQuire database, GIS, and/or 3D modeling software
⦁    Maintain GIS database with historical and current data.  Data is to be accessible and useable by staff for property evaluation
⦁    Utilize GIS software to analyze results
⦁    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 and identify potential safety hazards and work with management to correct them
⦁    Work without significant risk of harm to self and others
⦁    Perform other duties as required

Education and Experience

⦁    Bachelor of Science in geology or equivalent required
⦁    Experience in mining or exploration geology is preferred
⦁    Good working knowledge and skill with a PC utilizing word processing and spreadsheet programs, AutoCAD, GIS software.  Experience with Leapfrog Geo and acQuire database software desired


⦁    Possess and understanding of sampling theory and assay techniques
⦁    Have a strong commitment to safe working practices
⦁    Ability to work independently and also as a member of the team
⦁    Strong verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management
⦁    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
⦁    May work holidays, shift work, or weekends as required

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Exploration Manager of Alaska

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required

Language Requirements

Travel Requirements

Require travel to operational site(s)


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).


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.