Mine Engineer

Date: May 5, 2022

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. In 2016, the site poured its seven millionth ounce of gold, 20 years into its mine life. The initial Gilmore Expansion Project is expected to extend mine life to 2030.


**Fort Knox is not a camp mine**

Job Description

Responsible for carrying out a full range of engineering functions including, but not limited to: short-range mine planning, pit design, equipment analysis and production reporting. Will have direct involvement and communication with staff from other departments.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide short-term mine plans, production schedules, and communicate to stakeholders.
  • Perform reconciliation to the short term plans and identify areas for improvement. 
  • Identify risks (equipment reliability, man-power, grade, crusher/mill reliability, etc.) and opportunities that may impact the mine plans.
  • Use pit and phase designs to generate short-range mine plans that accurately predict mining progress by period.
  • Design intermediate pit phases based on geological block model and others constraints such as mining limitations, slope design criteria, topography, and facility location.
  • Design waste dumps, stockpiles, access roads, ramps, and other mine site facilities.
  • Confirm that pit designs are properly implemented in the field.
  • Maintain accurate records and files including Key Performance Indicators for Mining.
  • Consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in job performance.
  • 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.
  • Work safely in all areas, 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 mining engineering required.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in mine engineering or related discipline preferred.
  • Knowledge of engineering techniques as they apply to pit design, mine planning and equipment analysis required.
  • General understanding of open-pit mining operations, milling operations and mine maintenance.
  • Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software. 
  • Experience with MineSight and AutoCAD preferred.
  • Must have solid verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and with others in a team environment.
  • May work holidays, shift work, and weekends as required.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Prinicipal Mine Engineer

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.