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Mill Operator

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

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

At our Kinross Fort Knox Mine located 30 minutes outside of Fairbanks Alaska, you’ll find many rewarding career opportunities and a life full of adventure in the great Alaskan outdoors. Fairbanks is a lively community that mixes small-town charm with big-city amenities, all while having the wilderness and endless recreational possibilities on your doorstep. Kinross is the largest open pit gold mine in Alaska, with over 650 employees producing  240,000 tons per day. 

***Fort Knox is not a camp mine.***

Job Description

The incumbent is responsible for the safe, efficient operation of the Mill process while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively report to the Mill Shift Supervisor to ensure that deficient conditions are brought to the attention of the mill mechanical and instrumentation shop.
  • Maintain the Mill facilities in a clean and neat condition by use of shovel, broom, wheelbarrow, hose, and mobile equipment. Gather up garbage and refuse and dispose of same in an acceptable manner.
  • Fill out system check sheets, monitor reagent levels, and assist in all areas of the mill and/or of Mill.
  • Ability to operate Mill equipment.
  • Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct.
  • Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
  • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
  • Works without risk or harm to self and others.
  • Punctuality and regular attendance required.
  • Perform other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in milling systems.


  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • Must know some basic math and be able to use a simple calculator.
  • Must be willing to learn and use general computer skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to look around and find work that needs to be done without having to be instructed.
  • Must be able to sense developing problems with relatively complex equipment in order to continually meet the downstream customer’s requirements and to ensure that catastrophic failures are prevented.
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and maintenance operations.
  • Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  • Ability to work independently and also with members of the management team.
  • Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills.
  • Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
  • Requires valid driver’s license.

Reporting Relationships

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Mill Supervisor.

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required

Language Requirements


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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