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Hecla Mining Company

Job: Miner Underground

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Jobing Description

Miner Underground

Overview

of Property

The Greens Creek Mine, located on Admiralty Island, 18 miles south of Juneau, is an underground polymetallic mine

employing approximately 320 people. The mine is owned and operated by Hecla Mining Company, headquartered in

Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. E

stablished in 1891, Hecla has a rich history as a distinguished and respected precious metals producer.

Winner of numerous safety and environmental awards, Greens Creek is seeking new team members committed to
professional growth and success.
Health & Welfare Benefits

Greens Creek is pleased to offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive and flexible benefit plan to provide

Health and Welfare, and income protection coverage for employees and their eligible dependents. Employees can
customize their benefit plans to the level of coverage desired as well as to the needs of their dependents. In addition to
the flexible coverage options, the company makes a significant contribution towards the cost of the benefits.
Community

Juneau, Alaska's capital is the third largest city in the state. Like Alaska, Juneau is full of contrasts, a sophisticated

cosmopolitan city in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Nestled at the base of mountains overlooking the Gastineau
Channel, Juneau is surrounded by intercoastal waterways, lush rain forests, rugged mountainsides and awe-inspiring
glaciers. This small city has it all, the adventure of the "last frontier" as well as good education system, year round cultural
and sports activities, a wide variety of entertainment, world class fishing and wildlife viewing, temperate weather and a
strong sense of community. Juneau is also rich in mining history and Greens Creek is proud to contribute to that heritage
by operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
Position Summary:

Performs all aspects of mechanized underground hard-rock mining, including work place inspection, prepping, drilling,

loading, blasting, muck removal and ground control (rock bolting).
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Position:

Operates and performs routine operator and preventative maintenance on the following:

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Electro hydraulic jumbos and Bolters (single and double boom)

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Underground haul trucks (40T and 20T)

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LHD/scoop

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Other mine operations equipment as needed

Works with and provides direction to support help and others to complete underground development and production
mining. Can follow basic survey directions, including maps, prints, grade lines, etc; interfaces and interprets data with
engineers and geologists.
Other duties may be assigned.

Employees must comply with attendance, safety, environmental and HR policies. Successful candidate must demonstrate the following behavioral skills:
productive communication, cooperation, productivity, initiative, creativity, dependability.
While performing the duties of this job, employees may be frequently required to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; use hand and fingers to
handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; regularly required to talk and hear. The employee must
regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision requirements for this job include close
vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Employees may be frequently exposed to underground work environments; outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions; extreme cold,
extreme heat, potentially hazardous wildlife; moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals;
risk of electrical shock; explosives and vibration. The noise level in most work environments is usually very loud. This position may require work on
nights, weekends and rotating shifts; shift schedules may require residency in on-island camp during work rotations.
Experience

Four years experience operating directly related mining equipment in an underground mining environment.

Applications & Resumes

Pay is based on experience and includes a competitive benefits program. Applicants must possess current authorization
to work in the United States. Resumes are welcome but
must be attached to an official application form.

Application

forms can be obtained from Juneau Job Center or at
http://www.hecla-

mining.com/documents/HGCMCAPPLICATION2009withinstructions
and completed applications should be

forwarded to:

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Juneau Job Center

10002 Glacier Hwy #200
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone : 907.465.4562

Fax : 907.465.2984

Recruitment open until filled.

Hecla Greens Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please visit
Helca’s

website at www.hecla-mining.com

Please visit our recruiting page at www.hecla-mining.com/gc/recruiting.html

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