There will be three hiring phases of the mine – permitting, construction, and operations.

Permitting: We currently hold three of four permits required to proceed, with the final permit expected to be approved by the end of 2017. During this time employment opportunities are limited.

Construction: Once all required permits are obtained, construction will include roughly 250 laborers for two years. Examples of skilled trades that will be needed include ironworkers, painters, electricians, pipefitters, and carpenters.

Operations: When fully operational, Back Forty Mine will employ an estimated 240 mining and business professionals, ranging from engineers, heavy equipment operators and maintenance technicians to accountants and human resource specialists. These full-time jobs will provide local workers the opportunity to boost their job skills and our region’s economy through production of the precious metals we use every day.

A list of current openings at the Back Forty Mine can be found here.