Gold Rush Summer Intern - Operations Strategy Maintenance

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross’ operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT, Investor Relations, Exploration, Geology and Mine Planning, among others.

Job Description

Kinross' Operation Strategy group is looking to hire on a student for the summer of 2022 as part of our Gold Rush Internship program!

Job Responsibilities

  • Study internal Kinross Maintenance documentation
  • Understand and learn the basic use of JDE for the collection of relevant data
  • 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 in order to develop benchmarking studies
  • Study the different variables and performance metrics tracked on dispatch systems
  • Establish life profiles for the main mobile equipment at Kinross and create dynamic models for predicting and optimizing their replacement
  • Refresh/acquire and apply knowledge related to the modeling/programming of algorithms within Excel
  • Support in the development of equipment performance analysis and optimization
  • Document findings and main conclusions related to the different analysis to be performed
  • Create and present a PowerPoint Slide deck describing the most relevant findings of the summer program

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 detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; experience in PowerPoint an Asset
  • 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 Russian, 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); depending of the progression of the pandemic 

Closing Date and Additional Information

This posting will close on February 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (EST).

All applications for consideration must be submitted with a name-blind resume.

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.