Mill Mechanic

Date: Sep 15, 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

Responsible for safe and efficient operation. Work is performed in accordance with the instructions received by a supervisor, but is expected to carry out assignments free of constant direct supervision. Responsible for pre-shift inspection of work area and equipment and is expected to refer problems to the supervisor. Must comply with all company safety regulations, operation requirements, and efficiency levels while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Job Responsibilities

1. Responsible for troubleshooting, diagnosing, modifying, fabricating, and repairing mobile and stationary equipment.
2. Prepares computer generated work orders, change out parts, checks the status of direct orders and follows procedures to pick up parts and supplies from the warehouse.
3. Performs equipment walk around, inspects and operates equipment, properly disposes of wastes, and gathering technical information to perform the job.
4. Responsible for all tasks related to preventative maintenance program such as performing lube work, taking fluid samples, inspecting components, and parts for proper operation, damage, or wear, etc. Repair and replace components and parts as needed.
5. Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
6. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by state.
7. Punctuality and regular attendance required.
8. Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
9. Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
10. Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct.
11. Works without risk or harm to self and others.
12. Perform other duties as required.


1. High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Employee must have sufficient education to read and write instructions, perform simple mathematical calculations, and keep records.
2. Pump rebuild, bearing installation and welding preferred but not required.
3. Must have basic tools up to 1-1/4”
4. Must have an understanding of operating procedures, safety, and environmental policies and requirements.
5. Must have strong technical skills, problem solving, and math skills.
6. Understands and applies mechanical fundamentals and operation of plant equipment.
7. Must have solid verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to read and understand repair manuals and prints.
8. Must be able to keep sensitive company information in confidence.
9. Strong understanding of milling and maintenance operations.
10. Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing work processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
11. Strong analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
12. Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team.
14. Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.

Reporting Relationships

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Mill Maintenance Supervisor

Career Framework and Level

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required

Language Requirements


Travel Requirements


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).