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Date: Jun 19, 2017

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Fort Knox is an open-pit gold mine located near Fairbanks, Alaska in one of the largest gold producing areas of the state. It is mined by conventional open-pit methods, with ore processed at a mill and heap leach facility. Fort Knox has one of the few cold weather heap leach facilities in the world.

Job Description

Meet production goals by coordinating the activities of the mill, heap leach, and pond operations to maximize process efficiencies and gold recovery in a safety-oriented work place.

Job Responsibilities

  • Establish operating and maintenance priorities by working with the Mill General Foreman to meet production goals.

  • Establish operating priorities and work with maintenance and operations supervisors to coordinate activities in completing work orders.

  • Supervise multi-craft General Foreman and maintain acceptable equipment availabilities in a safe manner to meet the company's production goals.

  • Manage and evaluate the job performance of the Mill Operations General Foreman concerning safety, production, operator training and development, and supervisory skills.

  • Recommend and coordinate process modifications to increase gold recovery and plant availability, decrease costs and improve safety and health aspects of the mill.

  • Maintain a close and cooperative working relationship with Mine Operations Superintendent and Technical Service Department Managers. Must promote this throughout mill department supervision.

  • Review performance evaluations, recommend promotions, and carry out disciplinary actions as needed.

  • Review documentation of accidents, injuries, and equipment damage and recommend prevention strategies as necessary.

  • Work with purchasing and warehouse to ensure constant availability of mill consumables.

  • Monitor records concerning all facets of mill maintenance and operations including safety meetings, attendance, vacations, scheduling, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, and accidents.

  • Possess knowledge of all phases of mill equipment including critical components and change-out hours.

  • Work with safety and environmental personnel to monitor work areas and maintain and improve the health and safety of the mill work environment.

  • Work with the Ore Processing Manager to compile annual operating budgets.

  • Prepare monthly summaries and individual reports as required.

  • Participate in the design and construction of plant expansions or modifications.

  • Punctuality and regular attendance are required.

  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality and environmental policies.

  • Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.

  • Possession of a valid driver license issued by the state.

  • Work without significant risk of harm to self and others.

  • Maintain accurate records and files.

  • Must be production orientated.

  • Consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in job performance.

  • Perform other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • BA or BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering required or equivalent work experience.

  • Ten years previous experience in process plant operations, including five years in precious metals, maintenance planning, and front line supervision required.

  • Good understanding of gold metallurgy.

  • General knowledge of mining and the integration of the mining, milling, heap leaching, and maintenance functions.

  • Good working knowledge and skills with a P.C. utilizing word processing and spreadsheet programs.


  • Ability to work independently and also as member of the management team.

  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, problem solving and persuasive skills, and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.

  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the physical demands sheets.

Reporting Relationships

• Reports to the Ore Processing Manager.

Career Framework and Level

Accountability (OM1)

Knowledge (OM1)

Leadership (OM1)

Complexity (OM1)

Impact (OM1)

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required

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.

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