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MINING CAREERS


Foreword

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he mining industry creates a wide array of jobs and careers. Even at this early stage of the Pebble Project, a substantial amount of Alaskan 足employment has been created. However, most of the jobs that will be created will not come until the construction and operation phases. Production of ore at Pebble is not expected to start for at least seven or more years. This document is intended for use by students, educators, counselors, and other interested individuals. Students and counselors can see at a glance the type of training and education that may need to get in order to be employed in the desired position at Pebble. Educators can use this booklet to help develop curricula and delivery plans that will result in a strong local workforce at Pebble in the future.

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Table of Contents SECTION

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A Note About Education Requirements

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Introduction To Pebble Project Careers

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Local Hire Commitment

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Mine Management

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Administration and Support

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Safety, Health, and Environment

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical Specialists

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Mine and Mill Workers

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Equipment Operators

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Maintenance Personnel

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A Note About Education Requirements

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he careers created by a large mine require people with all levels of e­ ducation. The key below matches the color-coded tabs at the bottom of each sample job description for the

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Pebble Project. These labels are a simplified way of indicating educational requirements. Additional requirements and explanatory details are in each job description.

C O R R E S P O N D I N G E D U C AT I O N A L R E Q U I R E M E N T

DEGREE

Position will generally require a bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree, or multiple degrees would be an asset. An associate’s degree may be acceptable.

DIPLOMA

A diploma issued after a one- or two-year full-time study ­program at a technical college is required. An associate’s degree would be a strong plus.

CONTINUING E D U C AT I O N

Continuing education in a discipline related to the position will be an asset.

TRADE

Journeyperson’s tickets in the appropriate trade are required. The company will have an apprenticeship program.

HIGH SCHOOL

A high school diploma is generally required, but a G.E.D., or a ­combination of demonstrated literacy and experience may be acceptable.

COMPETENCY

Completion of high school level is not required, but the position will require basic levels of literacy, coupled with a strong work ethic.

EXPERIENCE

Prior experience is necessary to be eligible for these positions.

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Introduction

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ining creates long-term, high-paying rewarding careers. The jobs vary from laborers, trades, and crafts, to technical positions in the science and engineering fields, to management and administration. Best of all, the jobs are often created in rural environments. In Alaska, that means that young people from remote parts of the state, after having earned a degree or technical accreditation, or learned a trade, craft or skill, will have the opportunity to work in their chosen field close to home. The Pebble Project, if developed into an operating mine, will create approximately 1,000 new jobs. The job descriptions that follow in this booklet give an indication of the types of jobs that will be available. The job duties and the education and experience required are indicated. If you are a potential e­ mployee, we encourage you to look through this book to see where you might fit in. If you are a student, this booklet should prove to be a valuable resource to help you choose a post-secondary education field. Teachers and guidance counselors might find the booklet equally useful. It is the Pebble Partnership’s goal to hire as many local people as possible. Further, we want local people to be employed at the highest possible

levels in the science, engineering, management and administration fields at the mine operation. In the coming years, we will work with local colleges, training institutions and private companies to ensure that local residents have access to the training and education programs they need to gain the qualifications ­necessary for future employment at the Pebble Project (We have developed an official company policy that expresses our commitment to make this happen. The policy appears on the next page). The careers in this booklet describe the direct jobs—those that are created right at the mine. It is important to remember that an operation of this scope will create many indirect jobs and business opportunities as well. Just about any skill will be of benefit in some way, and can result in income and benefit. While most of the jobs will not come until mine construction starts, the exploration and environmental studies currently underway are creating jobs right now. We encourage you to visit the Pebble Partnership website to learn of current opportunities:

www.pebblepartnership.com

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Local Hire Commitment

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he Pebble Project will create employment and business opportunities at every stage of its ­development, through construction, mine ­operations, and closure. The Pebble Partnership is committed to ensuring that these opportunities benefit local ­communities, local businesses, and local people in the immediate project area, in the Bristol Bay region and throughout Alaska. Both Partnership personnel and all of its ­contractors, suppliers, and consultants are required to ­observe the following principles as a condition of their employment on the Pebble Project.

The Pebble Partnership Will: • Ensure that local people receive priority consideration for employment, based on qualifications and merit; • Ensure that local companies (contractors, suppliers and consultants) receive consideration based on qualifications and merit; • Work with local colleges, training institutions and private companies to ensure that local residents have access to the training and education programs they need to gain the qualifications necessary for future employment at the Pebble Project; • Assist local companies and local communities to identify future contracts and other business opportunities made available by the Pebble Project, and to build the capacity necessary to benefit from these opportunities. For more information about employment and ­ usiness opportunities associated with the Pebble b Project, call: 1-888-902-7478 or e-mail us at hr@pebblepartnership.com

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Mine Management GENERAL MANAGER The General Manager is in overall charge of the Pebble Project, which includes all operations on the Pebble site. This person ensures that all work is done safely, efficiently and on time. He or she plays a major role in c­ reating a positive, healthy work ­environment for all employees on the Pebble site. The General Manager ensures that all regulatory requirements are met or exceeded during the course of work, and is responsible to regulatory authorities for this compliance. He or she must demonstrate leadership skills.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? The position requires a degree in mining or metallurgical engineering and extensive past experience in similar management positions with other mining operations. The candidate must be a Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensed and registered, or eligible to be licensed and registered, in the State of Alaska.

DEGREE

EXPERIENCE

• Experience supervising workers in a large open pit/underground mining operation; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Ability to motivate a workforce to perform safely at optimum levels; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Experience in organization; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability

to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine

environment.

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Mine Management OPERATIONS MANAGER The Operations Manager is in overall charge of mine site operations and ensures that all work is done safely, efficiently, and on time. This person plays a major role in ­creating a positive, healthy work environment for all Pebble ­Project employees on site. The Operations Manager must demonstrate strong leadership skills. He or she reports to the General Manager.

What education and training will you need? The position requires a degree in mining or metallurgical engineering or possibly another engineering field, or a geology degree, but more importantly, requires experience in similar positions in other operations. The candidate must be a Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensed and registered, or eligible to be licensed and registered, in the State of Alaska.

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Experience in organization; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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DEGREE

EXPERIENCE


Mine Management Assistant Manager of ­Mining Operations The Assistant Manager of Mining Operations directs all functions and activities of the Mine Department to realize production and maintenance commitments safely and efficiently. This person directs processing of ore and waste rock. He or she ensures that objectives established by the Mine Manager, Assistant Mine Manager, and Chief Engineer are pursued in compliance with regulatory standards and company policy and procedures. This person ensures that Mine ­Department performance evaluation review ­discussions are conducted in a regular and c­ onsistent manner. He or she sets operating and conduct ­policies, and ensures that they are followed in accordance with company policy and Alaska labor laws.

• Experience setting and achieving high ­performance standards and morale through work objective guidelines; • Experience carrying out all mining activities in compliance with governmental regulations; • Experience in organization and coordinating ­activities of others; • Skills in oral and written communication, ­ nderstanding of cultural differences, and ability u to work cross-culturally; • A high level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

What education and training will you need? This position requires a mining engineering technology diploma or engineering degree

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to prepare and adhere to a budget of ­approximately $15 million; • Ability to follow routine directives assigned within the Mine Department; • Experience working with other department heads to ensure maximum efficiency of entire o ­ peration; and to maximize property cash flow without ­undue risk; • Experience in negotiation and selection of ­suppliers and contractors to ensure that necessary materials, capital equipment, and other activities are available at competitive prices to meet the needs of the operation;

and 3 to 5 years of experience in a heavy industrial environment, and computer literacy.

DEGREE

DIPLOMA

EXPERIENCE

• Experience in negotiation of labor contracts; and in recruiting, training, safety, and discipline of mine personnel; THE PEBBLE PARTNERSHIP - MINING CAREERS

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Mine Management General Supervisor The General Supervisor is responsible for the safe, ­efficient operation of the open pit/underground mine. This person supervises the ­direction of certain portions of the Pebble Project ­workforce. He or she works to encourage a safe and healthy mine working environment, meet mine production targets, and set mine budgets and schedules.

What education and training will you need? Primary requirements include extensive mine operations experience, experience in a similar management position at other open pit mines, and demonstrated o ­ verall management and leadership skills. Post­secondary certification in a related ­discipline is required. An engineering d ­ egree would be an asset but is not e­ ssential.

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience supervising workers; • Experience working in mine operations, preferably both open pit and underground;

DEGREE

DIPLOMA

• Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Familiarity with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977; • Familiarity with occupational health and safety programs; and • Computer literacy with basic skills (spreadsheets, word processing).

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Administration and Support Administrative Manager The Administrative Manager provides m ­ anagement with accurate accounting data for the entire mine and serves the needs of warehousing ­operations (purchasing, receiving, issuing, and accounts ­payable), while ensuring that all reports related to ­warehousing, concentrate, payrolls, accounting, human resources, and safety are available when ­required. This person ensures that concentrate ­tonnage is at the wharf on time for shipping, while coordinating c­ oncentrate trucking and rail shipments. He or she ensures ­compliance with all ­company safety standards.

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience following generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) policies and procedures;

• Experience in meeting shipping schedules; • Experience in maintaining proper purchasing ­procedures and controls; • Experience in providing departments with ­administrative and financial controls; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

What education and training will you need? Applicable professional designation(s), 5 to 10 years of mining experience on all levels, and computer literacy are required.

• Experience in payroll, accounts payable, and ­general administrative expenses; • Experience coordinating activities of others;

DEGREE

• Experience in organization; • Skills in oral and written communication;

EXPERIENCE

• Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to prepare accurate, timely records and reports;

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Administration and Support Administrative ­Superintendent The Administrative S­ uperintendent is r­ esponsible for planning, directing, and coordinating administrative functions of the Pebble Project organization, including human resources, finance, and physical resources.

What education and training will you need? This position requires a combination of a university degree in a related field and several years of experience in a similar position at another mine site.

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience with administration and clerical work; • Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Experience in organization; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports.

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DEGREE

EXPERIENCE


Administration and Support Business Development ­Manager The Business Development Manager develops ­strategies to build and maintain relationships with ­regional businesses. This person ensures that as many contracts as possible are carried out by or in partnership with Native and Alaska companies. He or she facilitates economic activities, through joint ventures and subcontracts, in connection with the Pebble Project, and serves as a resource person to communities on business-related matters.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? A university degree in economics, commerce, business administration, or public administration is required. A two-year degree in business management and related experience may be considered. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be accepted.

• Experience in negotiations with different groups; • Experience dealing with the public, particularly the media;

DEGREE

• Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision;

EXPERIENCE

• Experience coordinating activities of others; • Experience in organization; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; and • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports.

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Administration and Support Human Resources Manager The Human Resources Manager is responsible for ­implementing strategies for hiring all Pebble ­Project site employees, ­providing direction for recruitment of new ­employees from local communities, dealing with employee ­concerns, and working with ­policies and procedures to ensure that employees are happy and healthy.

What education and training will you need? This position requires a university degree in human resources or a related area, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the area of human resources.

What skills and experience will you need? • Managerial experience; • Supervisory experience; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Knowledge and experience in personnel ­administration; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Experience in organization; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; and • Knowledge and experience in payroll administration and staff benefits administration (preferred).

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DEGREE

EXPERIENCE


Administration and Support Human Resources Assistant The Human Resources Assistant is responsible for maintaining all personnel records and correspondence files, and for addressing personnel issues ­according to Pebble ­Project policies and standard ­practices. ­Depending on the level of experience and ­qualifications, a higher level of responsibility, including areas of human resources planning, job descriptions, pay structures, hiring, and terminations may be assigned by the Human Resources Manager.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? Completion of a university program in administration, preferably human ­resources or related, is required. However, knowledge and skill of human resources functions gained through experience in the human resources field would be ­acceptable.

DEGREE

DIPLOMA

• Knowledge of human resources practices and procedures such as benefits and entitlements, employee assistance plans, leave management systems, performance management systems, and wage and salary systems; • Knowledge of and skill in using computer ­software including database, spreadsheet, and word-processing software; • Skill in operating office equipment, such as a ­personal computer, fax machine, and photocopier; • Ability to communicate with employees, co­workers, and contacts in a professional manner; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; and • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

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Administration and Support Financial and Logistics ­Manager The Financial and Logistics Manager is responsible for all financial activities related to the mining ­operation. He or she s­ upervises ­accountants and ­accounting and payroll clerks on the Pebble ­Project site. ­Normally, the person in this position is an ­accredited accountant (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or similar) with a record of achievement in similar positions.

What education and training will you need? A university degree in accounting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in an accounting and finance area, is required.

What skills and experience will you need?

DEGREE

• Experience supervising workers;

EXPERIENCE

• Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in organization; and • Experience coordinating activities of others.

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Administration and Support Accountant The Accountant maintains financial records related to operation of the Pebble Project property. He or she is responsible for keeping books up to date, paying bills, collecting information, and reporting on property financial status (usually monthly), finalizing operating budgets, and enforcing proper cost code reporting and adherence to accepted accounting practices.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? A university degree in a­ ccounting or a designation as a Certified P­ ublic ­Accountant (CPA) or Certified ­Management Accountant (CMA) is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired may be accepted. Current

• Proven intermediate level accounting skills with hands-on experience; administrative ability;

enrolment in a recognized accounting

• Office procedures and practices within a ­computerized accounting system;

level would be considered.

• Computer literacy with current financial and ­accounting packages;

designed program at the fourth or fifth

DEGREE

• Analytical tools including spreadsheet and ­word-processing applications; and • Related mine management experience preferred.

EXPERIENCE

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Administration and Support Accounting Assistant The Accounting Assistant assists the Accountant in completion of his or her work. This is an ideal entrylevel position for someone with minimal experience who wishes to gain accounting and clerical experience. He or she assists the Accountant in keeping the books up to date, paying bills, collecting ­information, and reporting on property financial status (­usually monthly), finalizing operating budgets, and e­ nforcing proper cost codes reporting and adherence to accepted accounting practices. The Accounting ­Assistant is responsible for clerical duties as required by the Accountant.

What education and training will you need? This position requires a high school ­diploma. However, the associated ­knowledge, skills, and attributes could be acquired through completion of a GED program, along with a technical college diploma, or other applicable continuing education courses plus relevant experience.

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience in administrative and clerical work; • Communication skills; • Willingness to learn new skills; • Experience with computers; and • Mathematical skills.

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DIPLOMA

HIGH SCHOOL

CONTINUING E D U C AT I O N


Administration and Support Paymaster The Paymaster is responsible for two payrolls ­(administrative and mine), collections, and income taxes. This person prepares the general payrolls and all related reports on a semi-monthly basis, ­including daily assembly and processing of all timecards, and preparation of monthly force, absentee, and ­government reports. He or she ensures that payrolls are on time; that proper taxes and other deductions are made, and that appropriate payments are paid to government accounts and posted to the general ledger. The Paymaster will update and maintain all payroll-related reports using appropriate software. This person will ensure compliance with all regulatory standards.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? This position requires a diploma in basic accounting from a technical college, or a combination of relevant post-­secondary courses and experience, computer ­experience, 3 years of experience in preparing hourly and staff payrolls, and familiarity with the appropriate software.

DIPLOMA

EXPERIENCE

• Experience in working within the guidelines prepared by cost, union contracts, government regulations, and previous personnel experience; • Perform functions of a routine nature and with minimal supervision; • Ability to produce payroll and reports accurately and on time; • Strong computer skills; • Ability to maintain confidentiality; • Experience in maintaining safety standards; • A high level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Administration and Support Payroll, Accounting, and Purchasing Clerical ­Assistant A Payroll, Accounting and Purchasing Clerical ­Assistant is responsible for day-to-day financial ­activities of the Pebble Project office. This ­person calculates, prepares, and processes bills, invoices, ­accounts payable and receivable, budgets, and other financial records according to set procedures.

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. Courses in accounting or bookkeeping and several years of experience as a financial or accounting clerk are required. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be accepted.

What skills and experience will you need? • Proven intermediate-level accounting skills with hands-on experience;

HIGH SCHOOL

CONTINUING E D U C AT I O N

• Administrative ability; • Knowledge of office procedures and practices within a computerized accounting system; • Computer literacy, especially with current financial and accounting packages; • Analytical tools including spreadsheet and word processing applications; • Related mine management experience (preferred); • Organizational skills; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Computer skills; and • Knowledge of warehousing and inventory control.

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Administration and Support Travel Coordinator The Travel Coordinator is responsible for arranging travel for employees and keeping track of employee arrivals and departures to and from Pebble Project job sites.

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to communicate with co-workers, respond to inquiries, and solve problems;

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. ­However, the associated knowledge, skills, and attributes could be acquired through completion of a GED program.

HIGH SCHOOL

EXPERIENCE

• Organizational skills; • Basic knowledge of clerical procedures such as record keeping; • Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, fax machine, and photocopier; • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

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Administration and Support Community Liaison Officer The Community Liaison Officer keeps c­ ommunication lines open among Pebble Project personnel and the various local communities. This person informs communities about job and business opportunities and alerts Pebble management of any ­concerns that community groups may have about the mine and its ­operations. He or she is a resource to on-site employees with respect to their concerns and issues related to their work and personal lives, as well as training and ­support programs.

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. ­However, the associated knowledge, skills, and ­attributes could be acquired through ­completion of a GED program. Formal training in a college or university setting in the human services field would be preferred. Knowledge of mining and minerals would be an asset. Experience living and working in rural Alaska would be an asset.

What skills and experience will you need?

DIPLOMA

• Ability to travel;

HIGH SCHOOL

• Skill and ability to communicate with workers and members of the public in a professional manner; • Coordination and organizational skills; • Ability to speak a traditional language; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; and • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

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Administration and Support Clerical Assistant A Clerical Assistant is responsible for ­office ­management, filing, reporting, answering ­telephones, ordering office supplies, typing, and managing information. Clerical positions report to the manager of their department.

What education and training will you need? This position requires a high school ­diploma. However, the associated ­knowledge, skills, and attributes could

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to communicate with co-workers, ­employees, and the public in a professional ­manner; • Office organizational skills; • Knowledge and skill to perform clerical d ­ uties such as word processing, filing, faxing, and ­photocopying; and

be acquired through completion of a GED program.

HIGH SCHOOL

EXPERIENCE

• Ability to maintain confidentialities.

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Administration and Support Protective Services ­Supervisor The Protective Services Supervisor is ­responsible for enforcement of overall site security. This ­responsibility includes supervision of a team of ­Protective ­Services Personnel. Security issues are ­focused primarily on monitoring of Pebble Project plant operations by means of remote cameras, ­background checks on new plant personnel, and close inspections of anything and anyone entering or leaving the plant. The Protective Services ­Supervisor monitors the movement of people and materials to and from the site, and ensures ­conformity with site rules throughout the site, ­especially in the housing area.

What education and training will you need? A bachelor’s degree in management is required, as well as formal security training and experience in a similar position.

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in organization; • Experience coordinating activities of others; and • Familiarity with occupational health and safety programs.

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DIPLOMA

DEGREE

EXPERIENCE


Administration and Support Protective Services ­Personnel Protective Services Personnel are responsible for ensuring that movement of people and m ­ aterials into and out of the P­ ebble ­Project process plant and mine site is controlled, recorded, and inspected as required. Those employed use video cameras to monitor all activities within the plant.

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. ­However, the associated knowledge, skills, and attributes could be acquired through completion of a GED program. Completion of a formal security training

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to communicate professionally with ­workers and members of the public; • Knowledge of safety and security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, and protection of people, data, and property;

program is required.

CONTINUING E D U C AT I O N

EXPERIENCE

• Ability to work conscientiously with strict attention to details; • Ability to use communications equipment; and • Reporting skills.

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Administration and Support Purchasing and Warehouse Supervisor The Purchasing and Warehouse Supervisor is ­responsible for purchasing all supplies and ­equipment, and for delivery to the Pebble Project site. He or she is responsible for setup and operation of on-site warehouse ­facilities and for supervision of warehouse personnel, this position will initially be filled by an individual with significant experience in contracts, purchasing, and expediting and a proven record in similar work at other sites.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? A university or college education in ­administration or a related area, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. Experience in warehouse and storeroom operations, with managerial experience is preferred.

• Experience supervising workers;

DIPLOMA

• Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in organization; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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DEGREE

EXPERIENCE


Administration and Support Warehouse Supervisor The Warehouse Supervisor is to maintain a low-cost, adequate supply of material to sustain operation at 40,000 tons per day. This person is responsible for several million dollars in inventory and ­potentially in excess of $100 million of annual purchases. He or she is responsible for logistics for all ­materials and equipment, and import/export of goods. The W ­ arehouse Supervisor trains staff, conducts safety meetings, schedules the work, and ensures c­ ompliance with all regulatory standards.

• Experience in maintaining adequate stock and inventory and produce physical inventories on schedule; • Ability to maintain a tidy warehouse and ­surrounding area; • A high level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

What education and training will you need? This position requires a high school diploma and completion of a purchasing course. At

What skills and experience will you need?

least 5 years of experience at all levels of warehousing is preferred.

• Experience in working independently; • Experience in following established procedures; • Ability to produce monthly warehouse reports and audits;

CONTINUING E D U C AT I O N

• Prior knowledge and experience with ­transportation of dangerous goods;

HIGH SCHOOL

• Ability to fully train staff, monitor attendance, and schedule manpower with minimum overtime;

EXPERIENCE

• Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in maintaining an accident-free ­operation and maintaining levels of quantity and quality of work performed; • Ability to produce constant reviews of ­maximum-minimum levels;

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Administration and Support Buyer or Purchasing Agent The Buyer provides purchasing services for o ­ perations and service departments. He or she creates purchase orders, purchases items for daily operation of the mine, and expedites activities to meet all targeted deadlines. This person is responsible for project buying as required, performs weekly accounts p ­ ayable check runs, obtains customer clearance of all goods imported and exported, and assigns ­supplier numbers as required. This person maintains data base information on 14,000 line items and direct charge supplies, and tenders and analyzes annual ­commodity agreements and contract orders to e­ nsure the best value for consumable groups. This person ensures compliance with all regulatory standards.

What education and training will you need? This position requires a high school ­education with completion of a purchasing course, and experience as a purchaser for a mining operation.

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to follow procedures and assignments from the Warehouse Supervisor; • Ability to perform routine functions without ­supervision and with a minimum of supervision for special assignments; • Experience in purchase of goods at the best value and quality; • Ability to produce timely reports, accurate records, and the best possible value in work product; • A high level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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EXPERIENCE


Administration and Support Warehouseperson Duties of the Warehouseperson include receiving materials into inventory (recording receipt, storing in the proper location in the warehouse or yard), dispensing materials to workers upon request (written request form, record of delivery) and maintaining required inventory levels in the warehouse (periodic inventory of materials in stock, ordering of replacement items).

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to respond to worker inquiries, maintain good customer relations, and solve problems;

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. ­However, the associated knowledge, skills, and attributes could be acquired through completion of a GED program. This position requires completion of ­relevant site familiarity training programs.

HIGH SCHOOL

EXPERIENCE

• Basic knowledge of clerical procedures such as record keeping; • Ability to operate equipment such as a forklift; • Warehousing experience; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Administration and Support Warehouse Personnel Warehouse Personnel responsibilities include ­receiving materials into inventory (recording ­receipt, storing in the proper l­ocation in the warehouse or yard), ­dispensing material to workers upon request (written request form, record of delivery), and maintaining required inventory levels in the warehouse (periodic inventory of materials in stock, ­ordering of replacement items).

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. ­However, the associated knowledge, skills, and attributes could be acquired through completion of a GED program. This position requires completion of ­relevant site familiarity training programs.

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to respond to worker inquiries, maintain good customer relations, and solve problems; • Basic knowledge of clerical procedures such as record keeping; • Ability to operate equipment such as a forklift; • Warehouse experience; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Administration and Support Accommodations Supervisor The Accommodations Supervisor is responsible for supervision of accommodation personnel and their duties related primarily to upkeep of sleeping ­quarters. Duties are any combination of supervisory tasks ­required to maintain the mine sleeping quarters in a clean and orderly manner. Duties include supervising Pebble Project ­employees, monitoring and maintaining housekeeping supplies and equipment, taking periodic ­inventories and training new employees.

What education and training will you need? This position requires completion of grade 10. However, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions, and related experience would be a­ cceptable. ­Supervisory experience is preferred. ­Experience living and working on a ­remote mine site would be beneficial.

EXPERIENCE

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience supervising workers; • Experience organizing and coordinating activities of workers; • Ability to read and understand instructions; • Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Administration and Support Accommodations Personnel The duties of ­Accommodations P­ ersonnel include ­janitorial work related primarily to sleeping q ­ uarters. This work includes cleaning ­individual rooms, ­changing linen, and so on. These positions ­normally are filled through contract with an established ­catering company.

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 8 is required; however, demonstrated ability to read and understand instruction, and related experience would be acceptable. This

What skills and experience will you need?

­position requires completion of relevant site familiarity training programs.

• Ability to read and understand instructions; • Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Safety, Health, and Environment Safety Coordinator The Safety Coordinator is responsible for safety ­training and monitoring adherence of workers to safe work standards and methods through site inspection, planned job observation, and related ­activities. This person is responsible for ­enforcing safety through the ­workers’ supervisors rather than directly. He or she works closely with the Site O ­ ccupational Health and Safety Committee.

What education and training will you need? A high school education is the minimum requirement. A diploma or continuing ­education in health and safety would be preferable.

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What skills and experience will you need?

DIPLOMA

• Experience as a Safety Coordinator, preferably in an open pit mine environment;

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• Knowledge in the area of safety; • Constant safety awareness with ability to ­recognize and refusal to accept unsafe practices;

EXPERIENCE

• Ability to work conscientiously with attention to details; • Open pit/underground mine related experience (preferred); and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Safety, Health, and Environment Training Coordinator The Training Coordinator develops and ­administers site safety, loss control, and training programs. This person is not responsible for actual safety ­enforcement, but for auditing performance of ­supervisors and other i­ndividuals for ­compliance with safety standards. Responsibilities include supervision of safety and ­training staff. The Training C ­ oordinator is one of the lead contacts between the mine and the Workers Compensation Board, e­ nsuring that all concerns are addressed adequately and promptly and that all reports and investigation are complete and filed appropriately. He or she takes the lead in establishment, training, and maintenance of site emergency response teams and equipment.

What education and training will you need? Safety professional certification (Certified Safety Professional or similar) is required, along with suitable experience in a similar position at other open pit mines or heavy industrial sites.

DEGREE

DIPLOMA

What skills and experience will you need? • Knowledge and ability to plan, direct and ­coordinate safety training activities of the mine; • Ability to demonstrate proper safety awareness; • Ability to deal with the documentation ­requirement of the safety and training program; • Ability to enforce safety consistently and ­proactively without alienating the workforce ­(essential). • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Safety, Health, and Environment Environmental Coordinator The Environmental Coordinator is responsible for coordination of environmental monitoring programs for the Pebble Project, including data assimilation, budgeting, developing work plans, scheduling and implementation.

What education and training will you need? This position requires a university degree in a related area, such as environmental science. At least four years of experience

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience with project management and ­assessment; • Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems;

in environmental practices and assessment, preferably at a similar operation, is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which ­comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be accepted.

DEGREE

EXPERIENCE

• Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in organization; and • Experience coordinating activities of others.

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Safety, Health, and Environment Environmental Manager The Environmental Manager is responsible for monitoring the mine site environment to ensure that all applicable environmental regulations are being followed. This person works to minimize or eliminate any negative effects the Pebble Project could have on the environment and responds to all environmental emergencies. He or she works with environmental regulators to monitor concerns and conduct regular site reporting.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? A university degree or college diploma in a related discipline such as biology, environmental science, or geology is required, as well as experience and background related to environmental issues and ­concerns. Experience at other m ­ ining ­operations in a similar management ­position would be an asset.

• Experience supervising workers; • Experience coordinating activities of others;

DEGREE

• Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Experience in organization; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Understanding of environmental concerns and issues and ability to work cross-culturally; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Safety, Health, and Environment Environmental Technician The Environmental Technician completes various ­site-monitoring tasks as required by Pebble Project site permits. This person completes periodic site inspections to investigate for spill preparedness, potential spill hazards, actual spills, and review of site emergency response plans and preparedness. He or she completes monthly environmental reports that must be filed with regulators.

What education and training will you need? The required skills and abilities usually are obtained by completion of a college or university program in the related field. Experience in the field would be an asset.

DIPLOMA

What skills and experience will you need? • Organizational abilities; • Conscientious recording and reporting; • Knowledge of environmental regulations; • Ability to develop management plans; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Safety, Health, and Environment First Aid Attendant The First Aid Attendant is primarily responsible for providing emergency first aid services on site. Any other duties that may be assigned (for example, periodic hygiene inspections of camp facilities) must be of such nature that the assistant can still respond ­immediately in the event of an emergency.

What education and training will you need? Qualifications are similar to those of a paramedic, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, or ex-armed forces trained medical attendant. All applicable

What skills and experience will you need?

licenses and certification must be current.

• Ability to coordinate and provide direct patient care;

DIPLOMA

• Ability to work with minimal supervision; • Organizational skills; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Ability to provide education to workers on health-related matters. • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Chief Engineer The Chief Engineer supervises all site engineers, surveyors, and technicians. This person is responsible for everything related to engineering at the Pebble Project mine site, primarily including open pit/underground mine design and ­ongoing operations, but may include expansions or renovations of various facilities. He or she is responsible for establishing operating budgets and schedules.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? A university degree in mining engineering or in an appropriate related engineering discipline is required. The candidate must be a Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensed and registered, or eligible to be licensed and registered, in the State of Alaska. ­Experience in other operating open pit mines is an asset.

DEGREE

• Experience supervising workers; • Progressive experience in mining in a professional capacity;

EXPERIENCE

• Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in organization; • Experience coordinating activities of others; and • Familiarity with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Mine Engineer The Mine Engineer is responsible for several ­different tasks, such as mine design, budgeting and ­scheduling, choosing and maintaining equipment, and looking after Pebble Project site construction projects.

What education and training will you need? A university degree in mining e­ ngineering or an appropriate related engineering ­discipline is required. The candidate must

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Experience coordinating activities of others;

be a Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensed and registered, or eligible to be licensed and registered, in the State of Alaska. ­Experience in other operating open pit mines is an asset.

• Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication;

DEGREE

• Experience in organization; • Aptitude for computing and design; • Ability to act and think decisively.

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Underground Mine Planning Engineer The Underground Mine Planning Engineer’s main ­duties include planning, scheduling and production reporting. This person will also assist in the provision of technical support to the operations to optimize the extraction of ore through effective technical ­planning within environmental and budget constraints, and with drill and blast design optimization.

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to establish and maintain short and long term mine plans and mining schedules consistent with planning cycles;

What education and training will you need? This position requires a university d ­ egree in engineering and experience in Mine ­Engineering and surveying in relevant underground mining operations. The ­candidate must be a professional ­Engineer (P.E.) licensed and registered, or eligible to be licensed and registered in the State of Alaska.

DEGREE

• Working knowledge of mine planning software; • Ability to assist in the management and ­application of a proactive safety culture;

EXPERIENCE

• Scheduling and coordination of underground projects; • Design and planning of all services including air, water, power, pumping and ventilation; • Assist with drill and blast design and optimization; • Assist in the collection and reporting of mine ­production statistics; and • Experience in organization.

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Mine Engineering Technician Depending on technical knowledge requirements and job responsibilities, some jobs done by an ­Engineer on one site may be done by a Technician on another site. Affected employees could include those in positions such as Ventilation Engineer and ­Technician, Mine Planner, Surveyor, and Surveyor’s Assistant. The type of work assigned depends ­primarily on the experience and qualifications of the Technician.

What education and training will you need? Technical school graduates will fill these positions. However, people who have completed grade 12 and have a record of practical experience in other operating mines may be considered.

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience working on ventilation, surveying, planning, and geotechnical projects in open pit mines; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • Ability to work independently and as an active team member. • Working knowledge of applications such as ­Gemcom mining software, AutoCAD, and ­Microsoft Office; • Experience in organization; • Aptitude for computing and design; • Ability to act and think decisively; and • Skills in oral and written communication.

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Underground Instrument Technician The Instrument Technician is responsible for ­carrying out routine inspection, maintenance and repairs to all instrumentation and equipment within the ­underground mine, while ensuring targeted plant and equipment availability.

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma along with a university or college degree, or technical school diploma, is required. Experience in the mining sector is preferred. An electri-

What skills and experience will you need?

cal license and Instrumentation certificate are also required for this position.

• Good mechanical and electrical fault finding ­ability; • Knowledge of safety and permit system; • Able to overhaul/assemble equipment in a ­workshop environment; • Able to ensure the use of safety systems for all work carried out;

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• Organizational skills; DIPLOMA

• Computer skills; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; and

EXPERIENCE

• Knowledge of information technology, i­ncluding computer software, hardware, networks, and information services.

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Planning Engineer The Planning Engineer develops short-range m ­ ining plans within guidelines of the long-range schedule, budget gold-copper production, and ­budget costs. The Planning ­Engineer ensures that material selection ­procedures optimize resource recovery while maximizing economic benefits. He or she ­applies ­experience and awareness of new ideas from ­training, consultants, literature, and industry ­contacts. This person will ensure compliance with all regulatory standards.

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to develop an effective short range­planning group and to prepare 6- to 18-month schedules to ensure long-range objectives are met; • Ability to ensure that mine production and drill bit reports are accurate and timely, and that tonnage reconciliation reports are accurate and timely, providing direction for mineral inventory ­development;

• Ability to oversee blasting practices; advise testing programs to reduce cost; and optimize all blasting parameters including drilling, fragmentation and consumption; • Ability to determine and propose de-watering well locations in consultation with geology group to improve slope stability and reduce blasting costs; • Experience monitoring haul truck tire performance, rental costs, and purchases; monitoring equipment productivity and availability; and providing input on equipment replacement; and • Experience in performance review of ­employees and providing opportunities for training and ­advancement.

What education and training will you need? A degree in mining or metallurgical ­engineering and extensive past experience in similar management positions with other mining operations. Must be a Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensed and registered (or eligible to be) in Alaska.

• Ability to develop predictive tire management program; produce useful reports for mine and maintenance departments; provide monthly reports and variance analyses on blasting and tire costs, provide monthly production reports to required departments; and keep blasting costs within budget; • Ability to communicate effectively with mine, mill, and maintenance departments;

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Process Plant Metallurgist The Plant Metallurgist provides technical s­ upport to the Process Plant Superintendent and fills in when he or she is off site. The Plant M ­ etallurgist is ­responsible for taking samples, conducting analyses, and ­recording results to monitor plant ­performance. He or she makes recommendations to improve plant performance.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? This position requires a degree in ­metallurgy or a geological degree, and process plant experience.

DEGREE

EXPERIENCE

• Ability to work independently and as an active team member; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral, written, and graphical ­communication; • Computer literacy with basic skills (spreadsheet, word processing); • Adaptability to a variety of work situations; • Ability to think and act decisively; and • Related mine industry experience (preferred).

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Chief Geologist The Chief Geologist supervises the site ­geologists and works with the geotechnical engineers with mine ­design, ground control, and production s­cheduling and forecasting. This person is responsible for everything related to geology on site. If there is any regional exploration to be done around the site, he or she sets up the program and administers it with the help of an Exploration Geologist.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? This position requires a university degree in geology or geological engineering and experience at a similar level in other mining operations. The Chief Geologist must be eligible for registration with the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

• Progressive experience in open pit/underground mining as a geologist;

DEGREE

• Experience supervising workers; • Experience with porphyry deposit geology and open pit/underground production; • Knowledge of open pit/underground support design, p ­ ermafrost drilling procedures and safety; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Experience in open pit mapping, resource ­reconciliation, and geotechnical systems; • Working knowledge of applications such as ­Gemcom mining software, AutoCAD, and ­Microsoft Office; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; and • Skills in oral and written communication.

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Mine Geologist The Mine Geologist assists the Chief Geologist by tending to all mine-related geology issues and concerns. The Mine Geologist monitors and develops the layout for Pebble Project programs and logging of core. He or she maps open pit development faces, maintains the site geological model, updates site ore reserves, and conducts a variety of other geologyrelated activities.

What education and training will you need? A university degree in geology or t­ echnical school completion with certifications in a related area is required. The Mine ­Geologist must be eligible for registration with the American Institute of Professional ­Geologists.

DEGREE

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience with porphyry deposit geology and open pit/underground production;

EXPERIENCE

• Knowledge of open pit/underground support design, p ­ ermafrost drilling procedures, and safety; • Experience in open pit mapping, resource ­reconciliation, and geotechnical systems; • Working knowledge of applications such as ­Gemcom mining software, AutoCAD, and ­Microsoft Office; • Ability to work independently and as an active team member; • Ability to work with minimal supervision: • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Surveyor The Surveyor is ­responsible for surveying open pit/underground development and ­diamond drilling, as well as construction projects.

What education and training will you need? A technical school diploma is r­ equired, along with open pit mine survey ­experience.

What skills and experience will you need?

DIPLOMA

• Analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; • Ability to use instruments and equipment in a precise and accurate manner; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Accurate mathematical ability; • Manual skills, eye-hand coordination, and sight and hearing to work with instruments and to communicate in the field using voice or hand signals; • Ability to visualize objects, distances, sizes, and other abstract forms and plot surface features of a region on maps and field sheets; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Surveyor’s Assistant The Surveyor’s ­Assistant helps the Surveyor with survey control on site. This position is an entry-level position and provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about surveying and train to become a Surveyor.

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to understand routine written and verbal instructions; • Ability to understand and use words to express ideas and information;

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required. ­However, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions, and ­related e­ xperience would be acceptable. ­Continuing education in surveying would be a strong asset.

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• Ability to work independently and as an active team member; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Scientists, Engineers, and Technical ­Specialists Network Support Technician The Network Support Technician is responsible for providing technical support, problem resolution, and general assistance where required. This work includes installing and performing minor repairs to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment; and installing, testing, and updating software on w ­ orkstations, servers, and other shared systems.

What education and training will you need? A university or college degree, or technical school diploma, in computer science, information services, or related area is required. Experience working in technical support in an office setting is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be accepted.

What skills and experience will you need? • Organizational skills;

DEGREE

• Skills in oral and written communication; • Computer skills; • Administrative ability; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • Ability to maintain confidentiality; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Experience training others; and • Knowledge of information technology, i­ncluding computer software, hardware, networks, and information services.

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Mine and Mill Workers Process Plant ­Superintendent The Process Plant Superintendent is in charge of the overall operation and performance of the Pebble Project process plant. This person is responsible for achieving plant production targets safely, efficiently and on time. He or she is responsible for enforcing discipline when necessary and promoting a healthy and happy team.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? Requirements include a degree in metallurgy or mineral processing, extensive experience with mineral processing plants, and experience at the superintendent or manager level.

DEGREE

• Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision;

EXPERIENCE

• Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in organization; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Familiarity with occupational health and safety programs; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Mine and Mill Workers Process Plant Operating ­Supervisor Process Plant Operating Supervisors are responsible for supervising plant operators on their shifts. These ­supervisors make sure that the Pebble Project process plant ­operates safely and efficiently, and that plant ­operators achieve production targets.

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. ­However, the associated knowledge, skills, and attributes could be acquired through completion of a GED program. Supervisory experience in mineral processing plants is preferable. Experience in other processing plants may be considered.

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision;

HIGH SCHOOL

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• Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in organization; and • Experience coordinating activities of others.

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Mine and Mill Workers Process Plant Mechanical and Electrical Supervisor The Process Plant Mechanical and Electrical ­Supervisor is responsible for ensuring proper ­mechanical and electrical operation and m ­ aintenance of the Pebble Project plant. This person has plant availability targets to meet and maintain, as well as planning for periodic plant shutdowns and ­preventive maintenance programs. He or she ­supervises plant millwright-welders, plant ­electricians, and ­instrument technicians. This person needs to be able to a­ddress essentially all aspects of day-to-day plant ­maintenance with minimal input from the site general maintenance supervisor.

What education and training will you need? Requirements include experience at a ­Maintenance Supervisor level in other p ­ rocess plant facilities. A related ­journeyperson ticket is required.

TRADE

EXPERIENCE

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in organization; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Familiarity with occupational health and safety programs; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Mine and Mill Workers Instrumentation and ­Control Supervisor The Instrumentation and Control Supervisor is responsible for training and supervising e­ lectrical, ­instrumentation, and network technician staff. He or she is ­responsible for testing p ­ erformance and ­reliability of ­mechanical, structural, or electro­mechanical ­equipment, inspecting instruments for defects, ­planning insulation and maintenance, p ­ reparing reports, and recording test results, and other activities.

What education and training will you need? The position requires related journeyperson tickets and experience in a heavy industrial operation, preferably an open pit mine. At least two years of experience in a similar position with a similar operation is preferred. This position requires completion of relevant site familiarity training programs.

TRADE

What skills and experience will you need? • Instrumentation and Control experience; • Ability to coordinate workers, and coordinate Instrumentation and Control activities and duties with those of other units and departments; • Experience supervising workers; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Familiarity with occupational health and safety programs; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Mine and Mill Workers Mine Shift Boss The Mine Shift Boss ­supervises a crew of about 30 miners and support staff. He or she looks out for the safety of the crew and makes sure that they are ­organized and working on schedule.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? Primary requirements are extensive ­first-hand open pit experience, a proper safety attitude, organizational skills, people skills, and supervisory experience. This is a ­position to which miners and other open pit workers who demonstrate supervisory ­abilities may be promoted over time. A high school diploma is required.

• Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision;

HIGH SCHOOL

• Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally;

EXPERIENCE

• Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in organization; • Experience coordinating activities of others; and • Familiarity with occupational health and safely programs.

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Mine and Mill Workers Services Shift Boss The Services Shift Boss supervises a crew of ­services support staff. These services may include electrical, ­lighting, ventilation, water, or sewerage. He or she looks out for the safety of the crew and makes sure that they are organized and working on schedule.

What education and training will you need? The primary requirements are extensive, first-hand services experience, a proper safety attitude, organizational skills, people

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision;

skills, and supervisory experience. This is a position to which service workers who demonstrate supervisory abilities may be promoted over time.

• Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in organization; • Experience coordinating activities of others; and • Familiarity with occupational health and safety programs.

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Mine and Mill Workers Underground Mine Service and Support Workers Underground Mine Service and Support Workers perform a range of duties related to the operation of ore passes, chutes and conveyor systems, the construction and support of underground structures, passages and roadways, and the supply of material and supplies to support underground mining.

What education and training will you need? These positions require a high school ­diploma or GED equivalent as well as ­previous formal training and possible on the job training as a helper or in support occupations. Previous experience as a

What skills and experience will you need?

mine laborer is preferred and certification/

• Ability to operate and maintain ore chutes and conveyor systems to control the flow of ore in an underground mine;

trade are required.

• Motor co-ordination and manual dexterity to ­attach and extend ventilation and water pipes and perform related mine services, and to supply and maintain backfill distribution of sand, rock and other materials; • Ability to operate construction equipment such as bulldozers, graders and backhoes to build and maintain underground passages and haulageways, in using construction and mining tools to construct wood and metal supports and structures, and in operating diesel and electric track-haulage equipment, such as ore trains, to distribute ­personnel and supplies and to convey ore from ore passes to primary crushers and skips;

­journeyperson’s tickets in the appropriate

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Examples of Mine service and Support Worker positions: Backfiller, blaster helper, cage tender,

• Methodical interest in comparing information to maintain supply storage areas and ­equipment and supplies such as explosives, drill bits, fire ­extinguishers, lamps and batteries; and in ­performing routine maintenance;

conveyor operator, crusher operator, driller

• Ability to assist miners to set up and operate drills and other mining machinery;

woman, trainman/woman

helper, haulageman/woman, lamp keeper, materialman/woman, mine construction worker, orepass tender, pipe worker, raise miner helper, skip tender, timberman/­

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Mine and Mill Workers Development and ­Production Miner A Development and Production Miner is r­ esponsible for safety and efficiently carrying out all Pebble ­Project open pit mining tasks, such as drilling, ­loading, and blasting.

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. However, the associated knowledge, skills, and attributes could be acquired through

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to understand routine written and verbal instructions; • Ability to work independently and well with ­others;

completion of a GED program. Experience as an open pit miner is essential to be hired into this position directly, but employees may be promoted from other positions as experience and ability dictate.

• Ability to work with minimal supervision; • Ability to tolerate physically demanding work;

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• Aptitude for mechanical equipment operation; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Mine and Mill Workers Underground Production and Development Miners/ Equipment Operators Underground Production and Development M ­ iners drill, blast, operate mining machinery and p ­ erform related duties to extract ore in the mine and to ­construct tunnels, passageways and shafts to ­facilitate mining operations.

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. ­However, the associated knowledge, skills, and attributes could be acquired through completion of a GED program. This p ­ osition requires previous experience as a mine

What skills and experience will you need? • General learning ability to set up and operate mining machinery to shear ore from working faces; • Perform duties required to ensure safety and to support the mining advance; • Spatial and form perception to set up and operate drills and drilling machines to produce designated patterns of blasting holes;

worker and formal as well as specialized previous training. A blasting license may also be required.

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• Manual dexterity to scale loose rock from walls and roofs; • Ability to drill and install rock bolts, to extend and install air and water pipes, to operate ore loading machinery and to construct timer supports and cribbing; • Ability to produce underground passageways; • Knowledge of loading explosives, setting fuses and detonation to produce desired blasting ­patterns and rock fragmentation in an underground mine,

EXPERIENCE

Examples of Underground Production and Development Miner Positions: Blaster, chute blaster, diamond driller, drift miner, underground driller, hoist

• Ability to perform routine maintenance of mining machinery;

­operator, jumbo drill operator, miner,

• Ability to load and haul ore from stopes, drifts and drawpoints to ore passes using scooptrams, load-haul-dump (LHD) machines and mucking machines;

­machine o ­ perator, raise miner, roadhead

­mining m ­ achine operator, mucking operator, scooptram operator, shaft ­inspector, shot firer

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Mine and Mill Workers Process Plant Operator Trainee A Process Plant ­Operator Trainee assists plant operators in completion of their work. This is an ideal entry-level position for people with minimal experience who wish to progress into a Plant Operator position.

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required; ­however, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions, and related ­experience would be acceptable.

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to understand routine written and verbal instructions; • Ability to read and understand instructions; and • Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting.

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Mine and Mill Workers Power Plant Operator A Power Plant Operator is responsible for o ­ peration and maintenance of the power plant, including electrical generators, air compressors, ­boilers, and ­associated heat recovery systems within the plant. This ­responsibility includes maintaining the power plant in a suitable state of cleanliness and neatness.

What skills and experience will you need? • Skills in methods and practices of plant and ­industrial maintenance and mechanical repair; • Skills in use of industrial tools, electric arc and oxyacetylene welding, and lifting equipment, such as chain hoists, forklifts, and small cranes; • Physical strength and physical coordination, with sufficient strength and stamina to do heavy lifting on a regular basis;

What education and training will you need? Completion of high school is required. However, the associated knowledge, skills, and attributes could be acquired through completion of a GED program. Requirements include an appropriate level steam ticket and a heavy-duty mechanic or ­electrical ticket.

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• High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Mine and Mill Workers Plant Millwright and ­Welder A Plant Millwright and Welder works primarily in the process plant and is responsible for maintaining operating plant mechanical and piping systems. This person is called on to do similar work in other areas of operation, such as building services for the camp and the offices and dry-water house complex, as well as working on mobile equipment and performing other welding services out of a site welding shop.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. ­However, the associated knowledge, skills, and ­attributes could be acquired through completion of a GED program. Several years of general mechanical experience ­sufficient to qualify as a J­ ourneyperson ­Millwright, including apprentice or ­vocational training, are required. Experience in a heavy industrial setting with priority given to direct power plant maintenance experience is required.

• Skills in methods and practices of plant and ­industrial maintenance and mechanical repairs; • Skills in installation and repair of heavy rotating equipment, precision coupling alignments, ­overhaul of pumps, turbine, fans, and so on; • Skills in use of industrial tools, electric arc and oxyacetylene welding, and lifting equipment such as chain hoist, forklifts, and small cranes; • Physical strength and physical coordination, with sufficient strength and stamina to do heavy lifting on a regular basis; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Mine and Mill Workers Underground Millwrights Underground Millwrights are responsible for the maintenance of large scale stationary equipment including inspection, repair and installation of ­mechanical and hydraulic components.

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. ­However, the associated knowledge,

What skills and experience will you need?

skills and attributes could be acquired through completion of a GED program. Several years of general mechanical and

• Welding experience is an asset; • Skills in methods and practices of setting and repairing heavy duty equipment and machinery; • Experience with cranes, large hoisting equipment and elevators is a plus; • Skills in use of industrial tools and lifting ­equipment; • Physical strength, coordination and stamina to do heavy lifting on a regular basis; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

industrial maintenance experience sufficient to qualify as a Journeyperson Millwright, including apprentice or vocational t­ raining, are required. For this position, welding ­experience would also be considered an asset.

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Mine and Mill Workers Underground Welders Underground Welders are responsible for the repair of mobile and stationary field equipment as well as structural and fabrication welding as required. This includes time sensitive preventative maintenance welding repairs.

What education and training will you need? For this position a high school diploma is required. However, the associated knowledge, skills and attributes could be

What skills and experience will you need? • Industrial maintenance experience; • Ability to read blue prints; • A strong commitment to safety;

acquired through completion of a GED program. A valid welding trade qualification is also n ­ ecessary, along with industrial ­maintenance experience in mining or a similar environment.

• Ability to work in a team environment; • Ability to follow welding and policy procedures; • Experience with flux core welding;

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• Experience with gas cutting; • Experience with air arc gouging;

TRADE

• Strong communication skills; • Ability to work independently and as a team member;

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• Ability to work with minimal supervision; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Mine and Mill Workers Diamond Driller A Diamond Driller is responsible for making ­diamond drill holes before new areas of the mine are ­developed. These holes are drilled to find more ore, to ensure that no u ­ nexpected inflow of water is ­encountered with the new d ­ evelopment, and to gauge the engineering qualities of the rock to be mined. This person makes the holes, recovers the cores, and stores the cores in properly labeled boxes.

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to understand routine written and verbal instructions;

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required for this position; however, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions and ­related experience would be acceptable. Experience as a diamond driller or driller helper is preferred, although on-the-job training by an experienced driller may be arranged.

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EXPERIENCE

• Ability to work with minimal supervision; • Ability to work independently and as an active team member; • Ability to tolerate physically demanding work; • Mechanical aptitude and ability to operate ­machinery; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Mine and Mill Workers Fuel Attendant The Fuel Attendant is responsible for fuel transfer to and within the fuel farm, and for fuel distribution throughout the Pebble Project site. This work includes monitoring the system for leaks, recording fuel additions and removals, carrying out periodic fuel inventories, ensuring a clean and tidy fuel farm site, and other duties. It is critical that all activities are carried out in strict accordance with procedures described in a fuel farm operating plan.

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required. ­However, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions, and related experience would be acceptable. The Fuel Attendant will attend a training program in the fuel distribution systems design, the fuel farm operating plant, spill response, and hazardous materials handling.

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to read and understand instructions and signage; • Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting; • Ability to work conscientiously with attention to details; • Ability to communicate with co-workers; • Ability to handle dangerous materials safely; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Equipment Operators Process Plant Operator A Process Plant Operator looks after day-to-day equipment operations in the Pebble Project process plant, including maintenance of plant equipment. Some ­persons in this ­position are responsible for operating plant mobile equipment such as loaders, bobcats, and forklifts to move supplies.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required; however, demonstrated ability to read and ­understand instructions, and related ­experience would be acceptable. Experience in a mineral processing plant would be an asset. New plant operators will receive training in the specific design and required operations of the process plant, initially working alongside experienced operators.

• Ability to understand routine written and verbal instructions; • Ability to tolerate physically demanding work;

COMPETENCY

• Ability to work independently and as an active team member; • Ability to think and act decisively;

EXPERIENCE

• Ability to work conscientiously with attention to details; • Ability to apply oneself to a variety of work ­situations; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; and • Aptitude for mechanical equipment operations.

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Equipment Operators Haulage Personnel Haulage Personnel are responsible for ­operating ­various types of ­machinery and heavy equipment, such as graders, front-end ­loaders, continuous ­mining machines, and hauling equipment. These workers are responsible for maintaining and ­repairing equipment.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required; ­however, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions, and ­related e­ xperience would be acceptable. ­Experience as a heavy-equipment operator would be an asset. Each operator will go through a program of qualifications on a piece of equipment before they are allowed to operate it. The program will include safe operation, maintenance, and inspection.

• Ability to read and understand instructions and signage; • Physical ability to lift and perform physical labor;

COMPETENCY

• Ability to work as part of a team; • Ability to work conscientiously with attention to details; • Mechanical aptitude and ability to operate ­machinery; • Ability to record details accurately; • Ability to think and act decisively; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Equipment Operators Underground Loading ­Machine Operators The Underground Loading Machine Operator’s role is to operate underground loading machines to load ore and rock into the shuttle, mine car, haulage train or onto a conveyor system. Loading equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.

What education and training will you need? This position requires a high school diploma as well as previous formal training and possible on the job training as a helper or in support occupations. Previous experience as a machine operator is preferred and

What skills and experience will you need?

certification/journeyperson’s tickets in the appropriate trade are required.

• Ability to advance machines in order to gather material and convey it into cars; • Ability to operate levers controlling conveyor booms or shovels; • Able to estimate and record amount of materials in bins;

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• Ability to inspect loading of open cars in order to prevent material loss during transit; • Able to observe and record car numbers, carriers, tonnage, and grades and conditions of material;

EXPERIENCE

• Able to oil, lubricate, and adjust conveyors, ­crushers and other equipment; • Able to replace hydraulic hoses, headlight bulbs and gathering arm teeth; • Physical ability to lift and perform physical labor; • Ability to work as part of a team; • Mechanical aptitude and ability to operate ­machinery; and • High level of safety consciousness.

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Equipment Operators Heavy Equipment Operator The Heavy Equipment Operator operates one or more types of heavy equipment. He or she follows a routine maintenance schedule, cleans vehicles and equipment, and constructs and maintains ice and snow roads and bridges. Examples of equipment operated include graders, tractors with bulldozer or angle-dozer blades, front-end loaders, backhoes, trench diggers, and large industrial tractors with pan or scraper attachments. (This equipment is used to excavate, backfill, grade, or level earth to rough specifications on such projects as breaking new ground for trails, roads, canals, and tunnels.)

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required. ­However, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions, and ­related e­ xperience would be acceptable. ­Experience as a heavy equipment operator would be an asset. Each operator will go through a program of qualification on a piece of equipment before being allowed to operate it. The program will include safe operation, maintenance, and inspection.

COMPETENCY

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to read and understand instructions and signage; • Physical ability to lift and perform physical labor; • Ability to work as part of a team; • Ability to work conscientiously with attention to details; • Mechanical aptitude and ability to operate ­machinery; • Ability to record details accurately; • Ability to think and act decisively; and • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

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Equipment Operators Site Mobile Equipment ­Operator A Site Mobile Equipment Operator is a qualified heavy equipment ­operator who may be called upon to operate equipment such as a loader, grader, dozer, vibrating-drum packer, backhoe, rock truck, water and fuel truck, mobile crane, or other heavy equipment.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required. ­However, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions, and ­related e­ xperience would be acceptable. ­Experience as a heavy equipment operator would be an asset. Each operator will go through a program of qualifications on a piece of equipment before they are allowed to operate it. The program will include safe equipment operation and proper ­maintenance and inspection.

• Ability to read and understand instructions and signage; • Physical ability to lift and perform physical labor;

COMPETENCY

• Ability to work as part of a team; • Ability to work conscientiously with attention to details;

EXPERIENCE

• Mechanical aptitude and ability to operate ­machinery; • Ability to record details accurately; • Ability to think and act decisively; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Equipment Operators Crusher Operator The Crusher Operator is responsible for operation of the open pit crusher. He or she works closely with mine laborers, who may be operating a rock breaker in front of the crusher, and with belt persons, who clear scrap and ensure that belts carrying crusher ore to the process plant are running smoothly. The work includes controlling the feed of ore to the crusher so as not to plug the equipment, keeping an eye on the feed to identify and remove any scrap m ­ aterial that may damage or plug the crusher, carrying out routine operating maintenance on the crusher, and ensuring that other equipment such as dust ­suppression and ventilation equipment are operating properly.

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required. ­However, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions and ­related e­ xperience would be acceptable. ­Experience as a Crusher Operator at an open pit mine would be accepted. Other site personnel may be trained on the job to fill this position in the future.

COMPETENCY

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to understand routine written and verbal instructions; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • Ability to work independently and as an active team member; • Ability to be attentive in operation of the open pit crusher; • Ability to tolerate physically demanding work; • Aptitude for mechanics and able to operate ­machinery; • Ability to record details accurately; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Equipment Operators Grader Operator Grader Operators grade the surfaces of the pit roads and haulage ways.

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required. ­However, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions, and related ­experience would be acceptable. The

What skills and experience will you need?

­Grader Operator must be an experienced

• Ability to read and understand instructions and signage;

and ­ability to do this work may receive

• Physical ability to lift and perform physical labor;

Grader Operator.

Equipment Operator. Open pit e­ quipment operators who demonstrate desire ­on-the-job training from an experience

• Mechanical aptitude and ability to operate ­machinery; COMPETENCY

• Ability to think and act decisively; • Ability to work conscientiously with attention to details; • Ability to operate machinery in close confined spaces;

EXPERIENCE

• Ability to work as part of a team and ­communicate with ground crews, usually using hand signals and voice communication; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Equipment Operators Truck Operator This job involves hauling ore and waste from ­development and production pit faces to a dump at the crusher or to a storage area. A Truck Operator is responsible for carrying out and ­documenting pre-use checks and ­operator maintenance items on his or her ­assigned equipment, and for safe and ­efficient ­operation of this equipment at all times.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required. ­However, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions, and ­related e­ xperience would be acceptable. ­Experience in equipment operations, particularly in open pit mine operations, is preferred. Completion of initial mine training programs to provide familiarity and basic mine tasks training, and subsequent training on operation of open pit mobile equipment is required.

• Ability to read and understand instruction and signage; • Physical ability to lift and perform physical labor;

COMPETENCY

• Ability to work as part of a team; • Ability to work conscientiously with attention to details; • Mechanical aptitude and ability to operate ­machinery; • Ability to record details accurately; • Ability to think and act decisively; • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Equipment Operators Control Room Operator The Control Room Operator is responsible for the o ­ peration and monitoring of multifunctioning process control machinery and equipment used to ­process ore on the Pebble Project.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. A min­­imum of two years of experience in a ­similar position in a similar work ­environment is required. Post-secondary education in mineral processing and ­experience in central control room operations and crush-grind-float processing is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which

• Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision;

­comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be accepted.

• Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally;

COMPETENCY

• Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Ability to use computers;

EXPERIENCE

• Experience in organization; and • Experience operating and monitoring different types of machinery and equipment.

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Maintenance Personnel Site General Maintenance Supervisor The Site General Maintenance Supervisor is the senior maintenance person on site. This position includes supervision and overall r­ esponsibility for all maintenance ­personnel and functions (site general, process plant, and open pit). This position is ­primarily ­administrative, with responsibility for organizing workload; identifying needs; assigning resources; monitoring performance, crew discipline, and harmony; ensuring that proper records are kept on equipment; budgeting; recommending r­ eplacement equipment and mechanical and maintenance ­upgrades; and so on.

What education and training will you need? This position requires a record of ­ experience at a similar level, p ­ referably from a mining operation. A related ­journeyperson ticket is required.

TRADE

EXPERIENCE

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Experience in organization; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Familiarity with occupational health and safety programs; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Maintenance Personnel Site Maintenance Supervisor The Site Maintenance Supervisor oversees onsite maintenance crews. The supervised workers include powerhouse operators, mechanics, electricians, instrumentation technicians, and mine servicemen. On each rotation, one supervisor will be assigned Site Services Supervisor to look after site service crews, ­materials handling (for example, freight and ­cement) and storage, fuel farm operation, water supply s­ ystem operation, camp operation (including ­sewage), site carpenters, etc.

What education and training will you need? This position requires a record of ­experience at a similar level on other heavy industrial sites. A related ­journeyperson ticket is required.

TRADE

What skills and experience will you need? EXPERIENCE

• Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principle and techniques and supervision; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience in organization; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Familiarity with occupational health and safety programs; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Maintenance Personnel Site Lead Electrician The Site Lead Electrician position is a “working supervisor” position. In addition to leading the work itself, this person will direct the day-to-day work of a group of electricians (in either shop facilities or the open pit mine).

What education and training will you need? The position requires related journeyperson tickets and experience in a heavy industrial operation, preferably an open pit mine.

What skills and experience will you need?

TRADE

• Experience supervising workers;

EXPERIENCE

• Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting; • Familiarity with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Maintenance Personnel Plant Electrician and ­Instrumentation Technician Plant Electrician and Instrumentation Technicians will be responsible for operation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment within the process plant, and for operations maintenance and calibration of all electronic instrumentation and recording ­devices. Site Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians have similar responsibilities for the remainder of the facilities and open pit mine operations.

What education and training will you need? The position requires related journeyperson tickets, and experience in a heavy industrial plant, preferably a mineral processing plant.

TRADE

EXPERIENCE

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • Ability to work independently and as an active team member; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Maintenance Personnel Underground Mining ­Electrician/Electrical ­Support Underground Mining Electricians and Support ­workers are responsible for maintenance, a­ lteration, repair and testing of electrical and electronic ­systems and components. This includes processing ­equipment or working on large mobile equipment.

What education and training will you need? For this position an electrical trade ­background is essential, and experience working in an underground mining ­environment with relevant equipment is preferred. Trade qualifications and related

What skills and experience will you need? • Board and Pillar and heavy earth moving ­equipment experience;

journeyperson tickets are also necessary. Must hold certificates for surface and ­underground work of high, medium and low voltages.

• Ability to inspect, clean, repair, install wiring and maintain electrical equipment, service lines, ­substations, and other electrical equipment; • Able to supervise the installation and start-up of electrical equipment; • Experience working with high, medium and low voltages in a mining or processing environment; • Experience with DC & AC drive systems and PLC work; • High level of safety consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Maintenance Personnel Journeyperson ­Electrician and Instrumentation ­Technician A Journeyperson Electrician and ­Instrumentation Technician works out of the electrical shop or open pit shop facilities. Work consists primarily of ­maintenance of the Pebble Project site electrical distribution system and fixed camp and support facilities equipment. Maintenance of electrical systems for mobile equipment is included. Periodic maintenance and rebuild of off-site generators is required.

What education and training will you need? Journeyperson tickets and experience in heavy industrial operations, preferably an operating open pit mine, are required.

TRADE

EXPERIENCE

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to work with minimal supervision; • Ability to work independently and as an active team member; • Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Maintenance Personnel Maintenance Apprentice Trainee Maintenance Apprentice Trainee positions involve ­assisting maintenance personnel in completion of their work. They are ideal entry-level positions for people with minimal experience who wish to p ­ rogress in the maintenance and trades areas.

What education and training will you need? Completion of grade 10 is required. ­However, demonstrated ability to read and understand instructions, and related ­experience would be acceptable. The ­position requires completion of relevant site familiarity training programs.

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to understand routine written and verbal instructions; • Ability to read and understand instructions; • Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Maintenance Personnel Maintenance Clerk The Maintenance Clerk keeps equipment records up to date, files information, maintains the records d ­ atabase, and assists maintenance department p ­ ersonnel in all clerical duties.

What skills and experience will you need?

What education and training will you need? A high school diploma is required. ­However, the associated knowledge, skills, and attributes could be acquired through completion of a GED program.

HIGH SCHOOL

• Ability to communicate effectively; • Ability to understand routine written and verbal instructions;

EXPERIENCE

• Knowledge and skills to perform clerical duties such as filing, word processing, and ­photocopying; • Office organizational skills; and • Clerical experience.

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Maintenance Personnel Garage Supervisor The Garage Supervisor is responsible for maintaining a smoothly running garage by supervising and assisting workers, coordinating staff duties and activities, monitoring equipment and supplies, keeping records, and writing reports.

What education and training will you need? Completion of high school is required. However, the associated knowledge, skills, and attributes could be acquired through

What skills and experience will you need? • Basic knowledge of clerical procedures such as recordkeeping;

completion of a GED program. This ­ position requires completion of relevant site ­familiarity training program.

• Garage experience; • Ability to coordinate workers and coordinate ­garage activities and duties with those of other units and departments; • Familiarity with occupational health and safety programs. • Experience supervising workers; • Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Experience in organization; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally; • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Maintenance Personnel Site Lead Mechanic Site Lead Mechanic is a working supervisor position. In addition to leading the work itself, this person directs the day-to-day work of a group of mechanics (in either shop facilities or the open pit mine).

What education and training will you need? The position requires related journeyperson tickets and experience in a heavy industrial

What skills and experience will you need?

operation, preferably an operating open pit mine.

• Experience supervising workers; • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to work cross-culturally;

TRADE

• Ability to apply basic principles and techniques of supervision; • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports;

EXPERIENCE

• Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; • Skills in oral and written communication; • Experience coordinating activities of others; • Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting; • Familiarity with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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Maintenance Personnel Underground Diesel ­Mechanics Underground Diesel Mechanics are responsible for maintaining and repairing all underground mining equipment. This includes trouble shooting engine ­defects, identifying needed repairs and repairing electrical and hydraulic systems in a number of ­different machines.

• Able to demonstrate proficient use of air arc and gouging rod; • Able to take measurements and design and weld necessary products; • Replacement/Repair, Adjustment of all ­components; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

What skills and experience will you need? • Experience maintaining and servicing mining equipment such as Toro, Tamrock, Atlas Copco, Elphinstone and Cat; on Tamrock Jumbo Drills, Maclean Boletsr, Loaders, 40 ton Haul Trucks, Explosives Loader, Getman Scissor Lift, Crane and Crane Truck;

What education and training will you need? This position requires formal training and experience as a journeyman-level diesel ­mechanic maintaining modern mining equipment, with advanced v­ ocational

• Broad experience in technical analysis/trouble shooting of diverse equipment;

school or apprenticeship preferred.

• Knowledge of computer maintenance ­management systems;

is an asset.

­Experience in a heavy industrial operation

• Must posses a valid driver’s license; • High level of risk awareness and hazard ­identification; • Strong written written/verbal communication and team skills; • Ability to create a complete parts list with no supervision; • Ability to lay-out and fabricate metal;

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Maintenance Personnel Journeyperson Mechanic A Journeyperson Mechanic works out of mechanic shops or open pit shop facilities. Work ­primarily ­consists of mobile equipment maintenance and equipment maintenance for Pebble Project fixed camp and support ­facilities. Periodic maintenance and rebuild of site generators is required.

What education and training will you need? The position requires related journeyperson tickets, and experience in a heavy industrial operation, preferably an operating open pit mine.

TRADE

What skills and experience will you need? • Ability to work with minimal supervision;

EXPERIENCE

• Ability to work independently and as an active team member; • Ability to perform physical labor, including lifting; • High level of safety-consciousness; and • Physical health adequate for working in a mine environment.

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The Pebble Partnership 3201 C Street, Suite 604  Anchorage, AK USA 99503 Phone: 907-339-2600 Toll-free: 1-877-450-2600

www.pebblepartnership.com

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