Mine Engineer

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Tetlin/Tok, Alaska, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

The Manh Choh Project is a greenfield gold deposit in eastern Alaska being developed with ore being hauled to Kinross’ Fort Knox mine north of Fairbanks for processing. The mine site is located in the Tetlin Hills, approximately 250 miles southeast of Fort Knox and 10 miles southeast of Tok. Production is expected to begin in 2024.

Job Description

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

Essential Functions

  • 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.
  • 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 them.
  • Work without significant risk of harm to self and others.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

• 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.
  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.
  • 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.
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • May work holidays, shift work, and weekends as required.

Health, Safety and Environmental Requirements

  • Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices. 
  • Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment. 
  • Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions. 
  • Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory 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).