Graduate Mining Engineer

Delta Junction, Alaska, United States
Sep 22, 2022
Oct 22, 2022
Full Time
Northern Star Resources Limited (ASX: NST) is an Australian ASX 100 gold producer with four Tier-1 world-class projects located in highly prospective and low sovereign risk regions of Australia and North America. Northern Star is the second largest Australian gold producer and among the top 25 gold miners globally. Northern Star continues to invest in building a strong asset base through strategic acquisitions and aggressive exploration to extend the mine lives across its world-class operations and generate earning accretive value for its Shareholders through operational effectiveness.

Due to expansion of our Graduate Program, Northern Star (Pogo) LLC have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an Engineering Grad at our world-class Pogo operation in Alaska on a rotational camp schedule.

What do we offer?

  • Vibrant hub of activity on site, with the ability to be part of successful and productive team
  • Permanent position and extended mine-life offering job security.
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses, insurances, 401k and paid leave.
  • Ongoing development opportunities and growth within a company that continuously invest in their people.

What's the role?

The Graduate Mining Engineer reports to the Mine Superintendent and the primary role is to assist the Mine Engineering team with operational and engineering requirements. This includes using site procedures and processes to conduct specific tasks under the direction of Senior Engineers, and includes working in office and / or Underground workplaces

Duties include:

  • In your first year, you will work underground as an operator on a 28 days on, 14 days off roster - learning all different positions in the mine. In the second year, you will work as an engineer in the surface offices on a 15 days on, 13 days off roster.
  • Create mining instructions for the direction of operational activities including development instructions, drilling designs, blast plans, etc.
  • Conduct post mining reconciliation reviews.
  • Conduct mine area inspections to ensure mine instructions have been executed and quality aspects are in line with expectations.
  • Conduct mine inspections / surveys to record the mine operating environmental conditions and report finding to senior operational personnel (e.g. ventilation surveys, monthly area inspections, etc.)
  • Develop short term mining schedules and present these to the technical and operating team.
  • Participate in daily crew safety meetings

What are we looking for?

You'll be a highly motivated individual who will display behaviour consistent to our Northern Star Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results, looking to work with the business for the long term and be an integral part in its future growth and development.

The specifics:

  • Degree majoring in Civil Engineering or Mining Engineering from a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Current Driver's License.
  • Minimum 1 year relevant experience in the mining industry proof of mine site intern work.
  • Computer literacy Microsoft Office (extensive excel skills is a requirement).
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent data analyses skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain or exceed best industry practice in all engineering tasks.
  • Awareness of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Act & Regulations.
  • Be able to pass a background check and post offer physical.

Working a 15 days on, 13 days off rotating schedule whilst in the engineering office and working a 28 days on, 14 days off roster whilst working Underground, 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, great Wi-Fi & cable TV. Cell service is available through Wi-Fi. The Company provides a bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok, Alaska.

Why join us?

When you join our Company, you join the Northern Star Team. You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the team, and where you can develop and grow with our business.

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 recognise 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.

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Shortlisting for this role will begin immediately.

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.