Underground Communications Technician

Delta Junction, Alaska, United States
Oct 08, 2021
Nov 07, 2021
Full Time
Northern Star Resources is the global gold growth company, with three large, high margin production centers exclusively in the tier one locations of Western Australia and Alaska, USA. Production guidance is 1.6 million ounces in the current financial year, before climbing to 2 million ounces by FY27.

Current Reserves of 19Moz underpin long mine lives across the portfolio, with further upside from an enviable track record in exploration and discovery. Responsible and progressive ESG practices are integral to the Northern Star business.

We currently have an exciting opportunity at our Pogo operation for an experienced and motivated Communications Technician on a 2 week on / 1 week off roster.


  • Permanent position and extended mine-life offering job security.
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses,
  • Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D insurance and other benefits such as 401k and paid leave.


The Communications Technician reports to the Electrical Supervisor, and the primary role is to be responsible for the installation, maintenance and fault finding of the communications infrastructure both underground and on the surface within the Mining, Processing and Maintenance Departments. This position is required to be on call on a regular basis outside of normal working hours.


  • Significant experience with mining communication hardware and software applications, including but not limited to VHF and UHF Systems, IP Networking, Digital and Analog 2-way Radio Systems, Microwave and/or Point-to-Point/Multi-point Data-Radio Systems. Experience in troubleshooting complex electronic circuits.
  • Mining Industry experience a plus.
  • Skill and ability to terminate, Cat5, RJ11, Coax, Fiber (Fuse on Connectors) and D-Shell connectors.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and display good problem solving skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Current drivers' license.
  • Must pass a post offer physical and drug test, as well as a background check


Working a 14 days on, 7 days off up to 12 hours a day or more at a remote campsite. Extreme conditions, including but not limited to extreme and changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.

Employees are required to stay on site at the company provided camp during the work rotation. Camp facilities provide dining service, games room, exercise & weight room, sauna, and accommodation rooms. Dormitory rooms have a land line phone, internet & cable tv programs. Cell service is available when using Wi-Fi. The Company provides a bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok, Alaska.


Northern Star offer fantastic internal opportunities for you to progress and develop your career as well as a competitive remuneration package including incentives and benefits.

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to the local community in which we operate. We are a proud supporter of the Veterans' Employment Commitment and recognize the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence.

  • A Covid Vaccine is required as a condition of employment for all employees hired on or after July 12, 2021.
    • Either one round of Pfizer or Moderna, or the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine is required prior to beginning work for Northern Star (Pogo) LLC. If Pfizer or Moderna, the second vaccine shot will then be needed as scheduled to complete the requirement.
    • Requests for exceptions to this requirement, for reasons such as a candidate's religious beliefs or disability status, will be considered on a case by case basis and determined by the general manager.

Candidates living in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Delta and Tok regions will be given first consideration.

Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted.