Hecla Mining Company

Career Opportunities

Come to Hecla and join our 600+ employees in pursuing your career aspirations. Headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, with a sister office in Vancouver, B.C., Hecla is ideally positioned to grow, with long-life, low-cost mines near Juneau, Alaska and in Idaho's Silver Valley, as well as two district-sized land positions with organic growth opportunities. Hecla offers the opportunity for excellent compensation and benefits, professional growth and rewarding work in exceptional environments. Become a part of Hecla and help us build on the long and successful 120-year history of our company. 

In order to achieve our mission to create value for our shareholders by discovering, acquiring, developing, producing and marketing mineral resources at a profit, and doing so in a safe, socially and environmentally conscious manner, we recognize the need to acquire talented, dedicated, career-oriented individuals in all areas of our business. As the largest silver producer in the U.S. with two major operations and two exploration properties with district-sized land positions, Hecla is the “Go To” silver producer. 

Hecla is fortunate to operate in some of the most desirable locations anywhere. Our operations and headquarters are situated near wilderness areas with abundant recreational activities while being in close proximity to metropolitan areas large enough to offer a vast array of social, cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. 

Take a look at the employment opportunities listed for our Alaska and Idaho operations and our offices in Coeur d'Alene and Vancouver. Follow the instructions to apply. We appreciate your consideration of Hecla as the right place to advance your career.

Hecla Mining Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employees, both potential and active, will be treated in a way that will be free of bias on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Hecla Mining Company is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.

Click here for employment information for Hecla Corporate Offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho or in Vancouver, BC
Click here for employment information for Greens Creek in Alaska
Click here for employment information for Lucky Friday in Idaho

Health and Safety

Hecla's greatest resource is its people; their health and safety is our top priority. Without our dedicated and talented workforce, we would not be as successful as we are today. Management is responsible for ensuring a safe workplace by minimizing hazards and providing training and safe equipment. Each property has its own challenges and methods, but all have the same goal: to send employees and contractors home to their families safe and sound – every day.

Hecla consistently looks for ways to improve health and safety in the workplace, and tracks a variety of safety performance indicators: injuries, near misses, and equipment damage. Each year, our goal is to reduce safety incidents and improve upon the previous year's performance. In addition, we use reportable and non-reportable health and safety data to identify trends at each operation.

The choice for all employees is clear: when a conflict arises between production and safety, safety should always come first.

Our top priority remains protecting our workforce and mitigating risks. Hecla's Lucky Friday operation, until the fatality in April 2011, had achieved 25 years or 8.5 million man-hours without a fatality. Hecla is committed to the continuous improvement of our health and safety practices.

Social Responsibility

Social responsibility has been an integral part of Hecla Mining Company since its inception in 1891.

We are committed to being a responsible company in many ways: by prioritizing the health and safety of our employees; by minimizing our impact on the environment through the development of innovative technologies and approaches to mining; by positively impacting our communities as a key contributor in the development and enhancement of local economies; by supporting local charities through the Hecla Charitable Foundation; and by behaving responsibly toward our key stakeholders.

Our approach to all this is simple – keep social responsibility in mind in everything we do. At the operations level, we have teams dedicated to the three cornerstones of social responsibility: Health and Safety, Economic Development and Community Engagement, and Environmental Stewardship. In addition, Hecla's board of directors, through the Health, Safety, Environmental, and Technical Committee, monitors performance, reviews policies, and tracks emerging trends in health and safety and environmental practices – including legislation and proposed regulations affecting Hecla. The mining industry has often been criticized for not being a sustainable business, but Hecla has been one of the most sustaining businesses – an engine for economic and social activity – in the communities where we have been operating for over a century.

Economic Development

Hecla is a long-standing, important part of the communities where we live and work, both as an Economic Contributor and through our Community Engagement. We provide tremendous positive economic impacts to both the states of Idaho and Alaska. Hecla is the largest private-sector employer in Juneau, Alaska, and the second-largest private employer in Shoshone County, Idaho, contributing to a solid foundation for these local economies.

In 2010, expenditures with vendors, suppliers, and contractors totaled $200 million and employment opportunities included 656 direct jobs and more than 1,600 indirect jobs. In North Idaho's Silver Valley, Hecla has been a driving economic force for more than 100 years, and the Greens Creek operation on Admiralty Island has been a staple of the Juneau and Angoon communities for over 22 years.    

Many Hecla employees play important roles in their communities by volunteering their time. Some are members of school boards, others provide education in health and safety, coach sports teams, promote mining education at the local and state levels, or participate in programs with local museums to preserve mining's rich heritage. The Hecla Charitable Foundation, operational in 2009, has contributed $829,938 to our communities. And after an absence of nearly 25 years, Hecla has reestablished a community office in Wallace, Idaho – where it all began.

Environmental Stewardship

Social responsibility has been an integral part of Hecla Mining Company since its inception in 1891.

We are committed to being a responsible company in many ways: by prioritizing the health and safety of our employees; by minimizing our impact on the environment through the development of innovative technologies and approaches to mining; by positively impacting our communities as a key contributor in the development and enhancement of local economies; by supporting local charities through the Hecla Charitable Foundation; and by behaving responsibly toward our key stakeholders.

Our approach to all this is simple – keep social responsibility in mind in everything we do. At the operations level, we have teams dedicated to the three cornerstones of social responsibility: Health and Safety, Economic Development and

 

 

 

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