Gold Rush Summer Intern - Global Maintenance

Date: Nov 26, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Start Date May 2024

Contract 4 months

Hybrid Work Environment (3 days in office, 2 days remote with flexible hours)

Dress Code Business Casual

Location Downtown Toronto, Outside of Union Station (TTC & GO accessible)

A Great Place to Work


Who We Are


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 four core values of Putting People First, Outstanding Corporate Citizenship, High Performance Culture, and Rigorous Financial Discipline. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC). 


Mining responsibly is a priority for Kinross, and we foster a culture that makes responsible mining and operational success inseparable. In 2021, Kinross committed to a greenhouse gas reduction action plan as part of its Climate Change strategy, reached approximately 1 million beneficiaries through its community programs, and recycled 80% of the water used at our sites. We also achieved record high levels of local employment, with 99% of total workforce from within host countries, and advanced inclusion and diversity targets, including instituting a Global Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council. 


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Purpose of Role


Kinross' Corporate maintenance group is looking to hire a student for the summer of 2024 as part of our Gold Rush Internship program.

The Maintenance intern will assist the function in updating the Total Cost of Ownership (“TCO”) process and related tools, which provide a framework for deciding if physical assets need to be replaced or repaired based on current and expected operational context. The TCO project will emphasize the processing facilities.  In addition, the intern will support the function in providing assistance to different sites globally on enhancing the performance of their equipment in terms of safety, reliability and efficiency towards achieving business objectives.

In the role the intern will learn about critical processes and practices for the optimal management of physical assets as pertain to the mining industry in both mining and mill areas, as well as the processes, technologies and business systems utilized to achieve such optimization


Job Responsibilities


  • Study internal Kinross Maintenance documentation
  • Study and analyze Maintenance and Equipment performance indicators currently used by Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Get familiar with the different elements of the mobile and/or fixed equipment used by Kinross in different mining operations
  • Study maintenance cost structures related to different fleets of Mobile Equipment and/or processing equipment
  • Study current Life Cycle Cost evaluation algorithms and methods
  • Learn and apply reliability methodologies related to assessing and predictive performance. In particular Weibull Analysis and RAM (Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Analysis)
  • Study the current Kinross Total Cost of Ownership Tool and expand its applicability to all mine and/or processing equipment
  • Collaborate with the Maintenance Corporate Team in supporting site’s initiatives
  • Document findings and main conclusions related to the different analysis to be performed
  • Create and present a slide deck describing the most relevant findings and learnings from the summer program

Minimum Requirements


Education and Experience


  • Mechanical or Industrial engineering, but candidates studying other forms of engineering or mathematics may also be considered
  • Preference for candidates in their 3rd or 4th year of university, but other candidates may also be considered



  • Strong capabilities and experience in the use of advanced Excel functionality 
  • Use and knowledge of advanced statistics and mathematic tools an asset (Maple, Matlab, Minitab, etc.)
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proven ability to collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Team player with an ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Experience working in an industrial environment is an asset
  • Language skills in French, Arabic, Spanish or Portuguese are assets, but not mandatory
  • Ability and willingness to travel. There is a potential for some travel to one or two of our mine sites (Up to four weeks of travel in total) 


Our Approach to COVID-19


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in alignment with our health and safety standards, all Kinross Gold Corporation employees working from the Toronto office must be fully vaccinated with at least two doses of an approved vaccine. If offered this position, you must show proof of vaccination prior to being hired. Masks are not currently mandated in the office, however, employees are encouraged to wear a mask if they are more comfortable doing so. Kinross reserves the right to update its vaccination policy/requirements at any time at its sole discretion.