Senior Mine Engineer

Date: Nov 18, 2022

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

Supervise and coordinate engineering and mine support activities in an efficient manner consistent with Kinross Gold Corporation Safety and Sustainability standards to achieve production and operation cost goals. Provide overall advice and technical perspective to department and site management. Serve as a technical mentor to personnel with diverse technical backgrounds.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review daily operating plans with the Mine Superintendent, and General Mine Foreman to establish production priorities. Coordinate engineering assignments with respect to those priorities, and assign workloads to the engineering staff to ensure sufficient support for mine operations.
  • Coordinate ore control, production reporting, project engineering, mine modeling, mine design, and mine planning activities in coordination with overall mine plans and production schedules.
  • Support day-to-day operational mine support responsibilities, including mine geology, surveying, and mine dewatering.
  • Develop/review quarterly, annual, and life-of-mine budgets for all mines within the operational unit.
  • Provide the Technical Services Manager with daily, weekly, monthly, and budget reports.
  • Supervise, schedule, train, and evaluate mine engineers and surveyors.
  • Supervise and analyze ore control techniques to optimize ore recovery.
  • Make observations and recommendations to continuously improve mine operations safety performance.
  • Maintain accurate records and files.
  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluations, recommending promotions, and carrying out corrective actions as needed.
  • Review documentation of accidents, injuries and equipment damage, and recommend prevention strategies as necessary.
  • Assist in the development of contract documents. Supervise contractors and engineers assigned to the contract. Coordinate work of contractors and consultants as required.
  • Manage mine planning in a manner that supports the pit dewatering program and slope stability to maintain safety and production.
  • Supervise the development and or application of computer programs which allow the engineering section to operate more efficiently.
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures, including, but not limited to safety,confidentiality, and environmental policies.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Mine Engineering is required plus 10 years mine engineering experience.
  • Employee must have sufficient education to read and write instructions, perform simple mathematical calculations, and keep records.
  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.
  • Knowledge of engineering techniques as they apply to ore body evaluation and mine operations.
  • A thorough understanding of mining and the integration of the mining, milling, and maintenance functions.
  • A thorough understanding of contract administration.
  • A thorough understanding of reserve estimation.
  • Demonstrated skills in management and economics including personnel relations and budget analysis.
  • Good working knowledge and skills with a P.C. utilizing work processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Experience with Hexagon/Minesight software packages well regarded.
  • Experience in supervising personnel in varying and unrelated fields.
  • 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 independently, with others in a team environment, and also as a member of the management team.
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • Must be available for shift work, holidays, and weekends.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirement

  • Adheres to all Kinross Safety and Sustainability standards.
  • 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).