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Elec/ Inst Technician

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Electronics Jobs, Maintenance Jobs, Electrician Jobs, Instrument 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.

Job Description

The incumbent oversees every aspect of the electrical systems on the mine site, and is responsible for their repair and maintenance while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair AC/DC drive systems, AC/DC motors, electrical power distribution, protection systems, metering, PLC’s, and lighting systems.
  • Plan and execute electrical equipment installations
  • Moving, hauling, and lifting equipment as required by the repair or maintenance being performed.
  • Learn to order parts, and specify certain parts when ordering, and complete appropriate paperwork.
  • Train for higher levels of responsibility.
  • Responsible to manage Environmental Health and Safety Management system in his/her areas of responsibility.
  • 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.
  • Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
  • Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • Electrical background required; either a college or technical degree or Journeyman.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Industrial Electrical Maintenance.


  • Knowledge of electronics and electrical power.
  • Be constantly aware of personal safety.   The incumbent must understand what actions can lead to dangerous reactions and know the proper steps to take in order to perform each job safely.
  • Capable of lifting and hauling equipment necessary to complete each job.
  • Be able to accurately complete appropriate paperwork associated with ordering parts. 
  • Work will be performed both indoors and outdoors in a general industrial environment. The incumbent may be asked to work straight days or shiftwork with overtime as needed. Appropriate PPE must be worn at all times.
  • 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 as a member 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 E/I 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.

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