Hecla Keno Hill

Mine Engineering Co-op Student



Hecla Keno Hills owns the majority of the historic high-grade Keno Hill Silver District located in Canada’s Yukon Territory. We’re developing two underground deposits, the Bermingham mine and the Flame & Moth mine. This is a great opportunity to be part of a small team to develop your skills and make an impact at one of the highest-grade silver operations in the world.

We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to join and support our growing team. The Mine Engineering Co-op will report to the Chief Mine Engineer/Senior Mine Engineer. Your primary responsibility will be to provide support to the technical services team and ensure a variety of technical tasks are implemented and maintained to support safe and efficient mining operations. This is a 14 day on / 14 day off rotation, working 12-hour days at our Keno Hill Mine in Elsa, Yukon.


  • Generate weekly production schedules and reports
  • Assist with surface and underground surveying duties
  • Assist with updating and issuing development prints and production driving layouts
  • Assist with drill and blast design for long-hole stoping blocks
  • Conduct pull tests on installed rock bolts in accordance with company and regulatory requirements
  • Collect and perform QA/QC testing on shotcrete and cemented rockfill (CRF)
  • Ensure adequate geotechnical instrumentation is deployed, read, maintained, and data reported
  • Maintain database of all testing records
  • Assist with conducting ventilation surveys to ensure adequate ventilation is achieved and maintained
  • Communicate with various levels of technical and operational staff, which includes engineers, management, and underground supervision/personnel
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Candidates looking for a 12 or 16-month term are preferred; please provide length of work term availability in cover letter
  • The successful candidate should have the ability to adapt quickly to a new environment and work independently as well as in a team
  • Qualified candidates must be enrolled in a Mining or Geological Engineering program full time, at an accredited university
  • Candidates must have completed their first year of study at a minimum
  • Co-op experience at an underground mine will be considered an asset
  • Experience with Deswik and proficiency in Microsoft Office would be an asset. Other CAD mining software experience will be considered
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License


Hecla offers a competitive remuneration package. We provide a supportive culture that prides itself on teamwork, professionalism, and safety. Travel will be organized by the company via a travel agent. Apply today.


Please apply directly by submitting your resume to yk-resume@www.hecla.com . Please note, that due to the number of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



To apply for this job email your details to yk-resume@www.hecla.com