Tire Technician

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

Job Description

The incumbent works mostly in the tire department maintaining and replacing tires on large earthmoving equipment while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross' values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Change tires on all mobile equipment.
  • Fill out all required paperwork, including change cards, and filling out service reports and tread depth reports.
  • Check pressures and tread depths on all heavy equipment.
  • Whenever possible, perform cold air checks on downed mobile equipment.
  • Maintain proper number and types of spare tires (front rotations).
  • Tire and wheel evaluations on all equipment that comes to the tire pad, and on other equipment when requested.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of spare parts.
  • Load and unload tires with tire hand as needed.
  • Maintain adequate number of spare tires for small vehicles.
  • Remove rocks from tires.
  • Able to move all rubber tired equipment for maintenance use only.
  • Assist with "Out of Service Tire Surveys".
  • Keep work area clean, and tools in good condition.
  • 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

  • Some mechanical background preferred.
  • 1 year of previous tire experience is required.


• Knowledge of Off Road tires, and their basic design.

• Be able to identify an unsafe tire, and correct the problem.

• Must be able to lift and carry 100 lbs. frequently.

• Ability to work with minimal supervision.

• Must be able to get along and work well with others.

• Understand procedures regarding tire maintenance and replacement in order to complete job in the most efficient, effective, and safe manner possible.

• Must have a background in forklift and equipment operation.

• 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, Excel spreadsheet, Tire Tracking database, and presentation software.

• 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 Truck Shop Supervisor

Career Framework and Level

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required

Language Requirements


Travel 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.