Strategic Mine Planner - Fairbanks

Strategic Mine Planner — Fairbanks

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Company Description:

Kinross is a Canadian:based gold mining company with its head office in Toronto, and mines and projects in the United States, Canada, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Ghana and Mauritania, and employs approximately 7,000 people worldwide. Our core values are putting people first, outstanding corporate citizenship, high performance culture and rigorous financial discipline. We are dynamic, innovative, and passionate about who we are and how we work, and we do not compromise when it comes to doing the right thing in the communities where we operate. At Kinross, we pride ourselves on being skilled, responsible operators who strive not only to meet, but to exceed, regulatory requirements for both environmental and health and safety performance, wherever we operate. Putting people first is a core Kinross value, and our chief priority is to ensure the safety and well:being of every employee and contractor who works for us.

Job Description:


The Kinross Fort Knox mine is located in one of the largest gold producing areas in Alaska within the Fairbanks Mining District. The deposit at Fort Knox is mined by conventional open pit methods. Mining is carried out on a year:round basis, seven days a week. The Fort Knox mine operation has about 500 employees. The deposit at Fort Knox is mined by conventional open pit methods. Mining is carried out on a year:round basis, seven days a week. Mine production of 240,000 tons per day.


Fort Knox is currently seeking a Strategic Mine Planner to execute the strategy for the mine planning team and to ensure service and / or operating standards are met. To contribute to the design and development of processes, practices and methodologies in the mine planning team and to ensure continued growth of the team and to maximize operational efficiencies and profitability.


Key Areas of Responsibility and Duties




To work within the active mine planning team:

Contributes to the development of processes, policies, systems and practices within the mine planning team that contributes to effective mine planning

Analyzes and interprets information in reference to mine planning

Researches information to support decision making and improve processes, technologies or methodologies

Contributes to the development of policies and practices in the mine planning department

Prepares communication materials, manuals and other written materials related to technical issues, program or systems

Keeps on top of trends related to mine planning and incorporates this information into work assignments and approach

Actively seeks and provides mentorship and learning to improve product or technical knowledge and skill set of self and team

Collaborates with senior management to identify and analyze business requirements and the implications for the team; identifies gaps and implements agreed upon solutions

Designs initial, intermediate, and ultimate pits and pushbacks, based on ore
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