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Mobile Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Electrician Jobs, Maintenance Planner Jobs, Mechanical Jobs, Plant Mobile Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Kinross is currently seeking Mobile Mechanics to repair and maintain it's heavy diesel trucks along with graders and dozers.  Some of our fleet includes Caterpillar 785s, 789s,793's plus Caterpillar 994 loaders, 3600 and 5500 Hitachi shovels.  We want you to consider a career with us.


***Kinross Fort Knox Gold is NOT a camp mine.  The successful candidate will need to reside in or around Fairbanks**


Key Activities:

Troubleshooting, diagnosing, modifying, fabricating and repairing mobile and stationary equipment electrical systems, hydraulic systems, diesel engines, drive trains and track equipment undercarriages by using specialized testing equipment and electrical systems knowledge.  Responsible for all tasks related to preventative maintenance programs such as reposting fluid leaks, performing lube work, taking fluid samples, inspecting components and parts for proper operation, damage or wear, etc.  Repair and replace components and parts as needed. 

Desired Skills and Qualifications

1.  Experience in mining and heavy industrial equipment repair and maintence, preferably with Caterpillar, Hitachi, and Ingersoll Rand software/diagnostic tools.  Two years experience in advanced mining maintenance preferred.

2.  Working knowledge of manuals, schematics, and diagnostic tools.

3.  Have a thorough understanding of A/C and hydraulic troubleshooting and repairing in addition to an understanding of VIMS, SIS and ET systems.

4.  Possess good understanding of electrical, fuel, and cooling systems, and be able to troubleshoot and repair them.

5.  Must posess a strong work ethic, positive attitude, with an ability to motivate and work in a team environment.

6. Must be at least 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Kinross is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to MEM Shift Supervisor

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.

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance, Mechanic, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations

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