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Lead Mine Surveyor - Kensington, AK

October 10, 2014

Coeur Alaska, a subsidiary of Coeur Mining, one of the world’s leading primary silver companies and a significant gold producer, is seeking a Lead Mine Surveyor, for its Kensington Gold Mine located 45 miles north of Juneau, Alaska.

Working with a team of engineers and geologists in a collaborative effort, the Lead Mine Surveyor will supply the technical service needs of the mine through the following activities and duties:


  • Supervising the survey crew underground ensuring guidelines and standards of work output are followed verifying accuracy and completeness
  • Verify field notes, data downloads, and other documentation are being executed as required.
  • Using advanced survey knowledge, and experiences to Assisting with learning opportunities to advance surveyors knowledge, improve, and/or correct historic data, establish clear guidelines of work to ensure the highest quality of survey data going forward.
  • Interface with the engineering department for finalized design work, and field implementation
  • Assist the engineering department occasionally with design work, and survey questions.
  • Assisting the Geology department with needed survey gathering and collation for diamond drill hole locations
  • Assist on surface survey projects, including claim and property boundary identification and location.
  • Seek out and establish surface control from existing monuments, and tie a control line from surface to underground, such that surveys can be conducted in both areas from a common grid, with acceptable accuracy.

Employees must comply with attendance, safety, environmental, and HR policies.  Successful candidate must demonstrate the following behavioral skills: productive communication, cooperation, productivity, initiative, creativity, dependability.

While performing the duties of this job, employees may be frequently required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; use hand and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Employees may be frequently exposed to underground work environments; outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions; extreme cold, extreme heat, potentially hazardous wildlife; moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; explosives and vibration.  The noise level in most work environments is usually very loud. The schedule is a currently a 2 week on, 2 week off, 10 hour day schedule, as an hourly position. With site offices, food service, and camp housing provided.


  • The successful candidate preferred to have a Professional Land Surveyor license
  • Approximately 3-5 years of lead survey experience required.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in a mining environment, especially underground would also be of value.
  • The ability to follow complex written and oral instructions, while working collaboratively with engineers, geologists, and miners also beneficial.
  • Experience with Trimble instrumentation preferred
  • Proficiency with Vulcan, Microsoft Office, and Trimble computer software greatly desired

Applications & Resumes:

For immediate consideration, please complete a Coeur Alaska application form by clicking here. Please email the completed application form and a copy of your resume to Qualified candidates will be contacted by a member of our human resources team. Information may also be sent by fax to: 907 523 3324.

This recruitment vacancy is open until filled.
Coeur Alaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Coeur Mining, Inc. will not pay any fees for recruitment activities related to the hiring of a candidate unless a written professional services agreement has been established between a duly authorized representative of the Corporate, Regional or Mine Site Recruitment department of Coeur Mining, Inc. and the recruitment/staffing firm.

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