Mechanic Fuel/Lube

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
May 11, 2022
May 21, 2022
Full Time
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.

**Fort Knox is NOT a camp mine**

Job Description

Fueling, lubricating, and performing minor maintenance on haul trucks, loaders, graders, dozers, backhoes, blast-hole drills, compactors, support/light vehicles, and equipment. Work environment includes both fuel island and the maintenance shop.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform equipment walk around, inspect and operate equipment, and properly dispose of waste materials.
  • Train new fuelers as needed.
  • Fuel and lube all mobile equipment, check fluid levels, and ensure lube system is working properly.
  • Responsible for all tasks related to preventative maintenance program such as reposting fluid leaks, performing lube work, taking fluid samples, and inspecting components and parts for proper operations.
  • Required to operate all mobile equipment for the purpose of servicing needs.
  • Punctuality and regular attendance is required.
  • Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality, and environmental policies.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the state.
  • Work safely in all areas and identify potential safety hazards and work with management to correct them.
  • Work without significant risk of harm to self and others.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Employee must have the ability to read and write instructions, perform simple mathematical calculations, and keep records.
  • Minimum of one year of experience fueling, lubricating, and performing minor maintenance on mining or heavy construction equipment preferred.
  • Must have an understanding of the mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems fundamentals and the operation of heavy/light mobile equipment.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have trade technical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • Availability for shift work, overtime, holidays and weekends is required.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Progression through wage scale is contingent upon satisfactory completion of attached checklists.

Reporting Relationships

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Mobile Maintenance 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.