Must be enrolled in a B.S. program in ecology, geology, hydrology, environmental engineering, or related field, and will have completed at least their sophomore year and be available from mid-May through mid-August.
The intern will be assigned an environmental project to be finished by the end of the summer, they will also provide a supporting role in other activities within the environmental department.
Safety, Health & Environmental Responsibilities AND Accountabilities
Include, but are not limited to:
Complying with all necessary requirements put in place to prevent incidents, injuries or losses
Ensuring the safety and health of themselves and others in the workplace by being responsible for their actions and taking due care while performing their work
Identifying, eliminating, and reporting hazards as soon as practicable
Reporting incidents and accidents as soon as practicable
Disclosing all information regarding incidents and cooperating in incident investigations
Assisting in the resolution of health and safety matters in a positive and timely manner
Using and maintaining PPE
Providing suggestions for improving work processes
Assisting Management by supporting change to achieve desired targets
Ensuring that plant and equipment operate within their safe working limits
Ensuring that correct equipment is used for the job
Participating in risk assessment methodology
Participating in safety initiatives
Receiving training and instruction as required
Maintaining good housekeeping standards
Environmental monitoring, data organization, remote data collection, and laboratory testing.
Final Project presentation.
The schedule varies dependent upon department needs. Room and board are provided with the internship at the Hawk Inlet camp facility. Airfare to and from Juneau, Alaska is also included.
Intern must comply with all local, state, federal (including MSHA and ATF) and company standards and guidelines for safety, health, environment, human resources and sustainable development while ensuring professional learning objectives are being met. Intern must demonstrate required behavioral skills including productive communication, cooperation, productivity, initiative, creativity, dependability.
Education and/or Experience
Enrolled in a B.S. program in ecology, geology, hydrology, environmental engineering, or related field.
Proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing desired, along with knowledge of SQL database (not required).
The ideal candidate will have completed at least their sophomore year and be available from mid-May through mid-August.
Pass a Pre-Employment Drug Screen
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 and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must be able to talk and hear.
Able to judge distances and spatial relationships to avoid accidents while driving and walking underground
Have clarity of vision while operating vehicles
Have clarity of vision for distances while navigating within the mine and access roads efficiently and safely
Able to adjust varying points of reference while safely navigating the terrain, maintaining awareness of traffic, and operating tools and machinery
Able to identify vehicles, machinery, and people in peripheral vision
Able to clearly communicate with all levels of employees on the radio and in person
Must wear hearing protection while working in noisy areas
Employees may be frequently exposed to underground work environments; outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions; extreme cold, extreme heat, potentially hazardous wildlife; moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; explosives and vibration. The noise level in most work environments is usually very loud.
The Greens Creek Mine, located on Admiralty Island, 18 miles south of Juneau, is an underground polymetallic mine employing approximately 425 people. The mine is owned and operated by Hecla Mining Company, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Established 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.
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 a 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 rich in mining history and Greens Creek is proud to contribute to that heritage by operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
Compensation & Benefits
Hecla Greens Creek offers competitive pay and an excellent low-cost benefits package for medical, prescription, dental, vision insurance, and 401(k) with company match.
Applications & Resumes
Applicants must possess current authorization to work in the United States. Resumes are welcome but must be uploaded online and attached to your completed online employment application.
Hecla Greens Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.