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Opportunities with Millrock Resources

Millrock Resources, Inc. is hiring for the 2014 Alaska Peninsula Field Program based out of the Chignik area, starting around July 14, 2014 and lasting approximately 10-18 days based on program efficiency:

  • Up to two (2) Field Technicians
    • Performs support functions in the field by making observations, collecting and recording information, and looking after the practical tasks involved in a remote field operation.
  • Up to four (4) Geological Technicians
    • Assist Project Geologists by conducting various daily geological activities required at the project site(s) that will support the evaluation of mineral resource potential.

Hiring preference will be made in the following order:

  • Qualified, experienced BBNC shareholders or family members of BBNC shareholders who are shareholders or family members of any Village Corporation owning interests in real property within the project area with which Millrock has entered into a surface use agreement
  • Qualified, experienced BBNC shareholders and BBNC shareholder family members
  • Qualified, experienced residents of any of the villages in the project area
  • Qualified, experienced residents of the Bristol Bay region
  • Qualified, experienced residents of Alaska

Submit resumes online at http://www.millrockresources.com/employment/

Call (907) 677-7479 or (907) 947-7724 for any questions.


 

Millrock Resources, Inc. is accepting bids for Alaska Peninsula Project 2014 Program Support Requirements.

Millrock is using the bidding process in order to conduct a fair and extensive evaluation of how it will meet its program requirements while maximizing the use of local goods and services, particularly from BBNC and/or Preferred Provider(s).

Millrock will select the provider(s) that can best meet the company’s program requirements based on:

  • Program efficiency
  • Quality
  • Cost
  • Ability to guarantee on-time availability/delivery
  • Demonstrated performance of good and accepted practices

Millrock has agreed to give preference to Preferred Provider(s) as defined below:

  • Any entity designated by BBNC in which BBNC has a financial interest of 25% or more
  • Village Corporations owning real property within the Expenditure Area with which Millrock has entered into a presently effective surface use agreement
  • Any entity designated by any such Village Corporation in which such Village Corporation has a financial interest of 25% or more
  • Any joint venture or other entity in which all of the participants, members, shareholders or other owners are entities described above

Millrock’s 2014 Alaska Peninsula program will be funded through an agreement with First Quantum Minerals, an international mining company that may choose to continue funding the project in 2015 with BBNC approval.  The 2014 program will require approximately eleven (11) crewmembers, run for approximately 13 – 18 days and ideally be based out of the Chignik area.  The commencement date is expected to be around July 10, 2014 for a helicopter-supported magnetic survey that requires a specialized contract and crew of approximately three (3) people.  The crew will need accommodations for the length of the survey, the end date to be determined by program efficiency.  The helicopter-supported field program is expected to start around July 14, 2014 and the remainder of the crew will require accommodations from that date until the end of the program, determined by program efficiency. 

Millrock is a small Alaska business that was founded by Alaskans in 2007 and is focused on generating metallic mineral projects for joint venture exploration and development in Alaska, Arizona and New Mexico.  The company is based in Anchorage with a non-staffed office in Vancouver, British Columbia and consultants, core employees and regular seasonal hires traveling to and working from remote project locations throughout its jurisdictions.

Bids will be accepted until April 30, 2014 and decisions will be made by May 9, 2014. Bidders are encouraged to submit as much back-up documentation as possible to demonstrate how they meet Millrock’s selection criteria, including shareholder information, qualifications, certifications, references, specific details and pictures.  All costs included in the proposal must be all-inclusive and itemized to include an explanation of all fees and costs.  If additional information or discussions are needed with any bidders, bidders will be contacted.  Notifications to bidders who were not selected will be sent out within a week after decisions have been made.

Submit bids in one of the following ways:

E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Physical Delivery:  Millrock Exploration Corp., 719 East 11th Avenue, Suite C, Anchorage, AK 99501

Post Delivery:  Millrock Exploration Corp., P.O. Box 200867, Anchorage, AK 99520

Call 907-677-7479 or 907-947-7724 with questions.

 

2014 Program Support Requirements

Alaska Peninsula Project

Accommodations:

  • Separate beds for all crewmembers
  • Bathrooms and showers with enough privacy for shared use with men and women
  • Washer & Dryer that can withstand heavy loads
  • Running potable water
  • Electricity with generator back-up
  • Working high-speed wireless Internet (how fast?)
  • Place to land and store helicopter (at least 25’ x 40’ & level, clear area; pad preferred)
  • Dry place to store samples
  • Area to hang wet and muddy clothing and store wet and muddy boots for all crewmembers at once so they are dry in the morning
  • Ability for all crewmembers to prepare their own healthy field lunches every day
  • Have breakfasts and dinners prepared at requested times for all crewmembers

Fueling:

  • 3,200 gallons of Jet A-50 available at established fuel storage area prior to program commencement
  • Place to store at least 40 drums of fuel with 110% secondary containment (preferably at or near helicopter pad at Accommodations)

Transportation:

  • Possible ½ ton (or better) truck rental by the hour needed to be on-call throughout the program and dedicated to helping mobilize and demobilize at the beginning and end of the program for a day each; with or without driver
  • A-Star B2 with floats for entire program (company must pass safety audit)
  • Fixed-wing services for mobilization and demobilization (company must pass safety audit)

BBNC Education Foundation receives sizeable donation as Rio Tinto withdraws from Pebble Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 7, 2014

CONTACTS:
Greta Goto, Executive Director, BBNC Education Foundation
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Jason Metrokin, President/CEO, Bristol Bay Native Corporation
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BBNC Education Foundation receives sizeable donation as Rio Tinto withdraws from Pebble Project

Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation Executive Director Greta Goto is releasing the following statement concerning today’s announcement that Rio Tinto has elected to withdraw from the Pebble Project by donating its ownership stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals, to the BBNC Education Foundation and the Alaska Community Foundation:

“Rio Tinto’s gift will benefit organizations that serve the people and communities of Alaska. The gift is expected to increase the BBNC Education Foundation’s ability to meet its mission of supporting educational opportunities for BBNC Shareholders.”

BBNC President & CEO Jason Metrokin further comments:

“Rio Tinto deserves credit for its willingness to reconsider its position in the Pebble Project. This gift provides an example of what open discussion and relationship building between stakeholders with differing views can accomplish. However, BBNC’s opposition to the proposed Pebble mine has not changed.”

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Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is a responsible Alaska Native investment corporation dedicated to the mission of “Enriching Our Native Way of Life.” Established through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), BBNC works to ensure the continuation of the life and culture for over 9,500 shareholders – the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

The BBNC Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3), organized in the State of Alaska. Its mission is to support and encourage BBNC Shareholders to pursue educational opportunities and to promote and preserve cultural heritage.

2014 BBNC Board of Directors Recruitment

Bristol Bay Native Corporation is seeking applicants to fill four board seats at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on October 4, 2014.

Interested shareholders should submit:

  • A letter of interest
  • THREE letters of reference (two professional, one personal [no relatives])
  • A resume
  • Completed candidate questionnaire (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to receive the questionnaire)

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Nominating Committee
111 W. 16th Ave., Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99501

The deadline for receipt of all documents is FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.

Questions? Call 1-800-426-3602

Job Opportunities at BBNC and Subsidiaries

Bristol Bay Native Corporation is seeking a Vice President of Finance who will directly, or through subordinate managers, oversee corporate-wide accounting and financial reporting; manage corporate-wide treasury functions including cash and debt management; administer the corporation’s budgeting and financial planning processes; ensure that sound financial controls are in place and adhered to; support the CFO in corporate development and portfolio management; and, provide executive oversight to the tax compliance and planning functions.

To read the full job description and apply online, click here.




The Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation is seeking a Program Manager who reports to and works closely with the Executive Director to fulfill the vision, mission, and objectives of the Foundation.

Read the full job description and apply online by clicking here.



 


Bristol Bay Native Corporation is seeking a Village Resource Specialist to work in Togiak. This is a part-time position that will provide a variety of corporate and resource services to shareholders of BBNC within the Togiak, Twin Hills and Manokotak villages. Click here for the full job description and to apply online.



Bristol Bay Native Corporation subsidiary Peak Oilfield Service Company is looking for a skilled welder/fabricator to support their Palmer business unit. The position requires a minimum of five years' experience minimum in welding and fabrication. Candidates must be qualified in all AWS welding procedures including stick, mig and tig and preferably have fitting experience. Provide certifications and include references in your resume. Must have a valid driver's license. Peak is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Post offer/Pre-employment screening including drug testing, functional capacity testing and other pre-employment tests required.

Submit resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or fax to (907) 263-7041. Include the phrase "Palmer Welder" in your email subject line and on your resume.

Peak is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBNC and as such extends preference to BBNC shareholders, shareholder spouses, and descendants. If you fit into one of these categories, please indicate this on your resume.


 

Bristol Bay Native Corporation subsidiary Peak Oilfield Service Company is recruiting laborers for turnaround work in the various petroleum processing facilities on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The estimated duration of the work is between three weeks and a month. Work involves a number of tasks that support the annual physical maintenance schedules in these facilities. 

Although the work is of short duration, candidates selected to fill these positions typically work seven days a week and upwards of 10-12 hours per day. 

Lodging is not provided and employees must arrange their own accomodations while working these projects.

Resumes can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Bristol Bay Native Corporation subsidiary Peak Oilfield Service Company is recruiting for an experienced generator technician to support our Palmer electrical business unit. Duties will include:

  • Troubleshoot (T/S) and repair of generator sets, switch gear, engine controllers and ATS
  • Bidding service jobs and major projects as needed
  • T/S engine problems, electronic and mechanic governor systems and different types of controls associated with actuators
  • Complete assigned service work to include load testing of equipment, annual services, building load test using customer equipment
  • Be available for travel throughout the state as required for service work as assigned
  • Ability to trouble shoot systems using wiring diagrams and schematics
  • Understand the operations of various equipment in its entirety, interaction between components
  • T/S and repair fuel systems: Pryco and Simplex
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair remote cooling systems: two speed contactors, VFD drives
  • General knowledge of NFPA 110, NFPA 37, NFPA 30, UL 2200, NFPA 70
  • Complete functional checkout of equipment, correct discrepancies as noted


The successful candidate must have a minimum of five years of generator technician experience. Peak is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Post offer/Pre-employment screening including drug testing, functional capacity testing and other pre-employment tests are required.

Submit resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (907) 263-7041. Include the phrase “Generator Technician” in your email subject line and on your resume. Peak is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol Bay Native Corporation and as such extends preference to BBNC shareholders, shareholder spouses, and BBNC descendants. If you fit into one of these categories, please indicate this on your resume.

 



Brisol Bay Native Corporation subsidiary Mission Lodge is seeking a housekeeper, camp/dockhand, fishing guides and an assistant chef to work at the lodge in Aleknagik this summer.

For more information, please contact Rick Baird at (800) 426-3602.

 


 

Find more job opportunities in and outside of Alaska by doing a job search here.

Statement regarding the EPA beginning the process to protect Bristol Bay fishery

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2014

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Contact: Jason Metrokin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (907) 278-3602

Statement regarding the EPA beginning the process to protect Bristol Bay fishery

Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Metrokin has released the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that they are beginning a process under the Clean Water Act to protect the Bristol Bay fishery from the potential destructive impacts of the proposed Pebble mine:

“Bristol Bay Native Corporation appreciates that EPA will identify appropriate options to protect Bristol Bay from the risks Pebble poses. While BBNC supports responsible development, including mining, the science has shown that the proposed Pebble mine presents unacceptable risks to Bristol Bay salmon, people and existing economies. BBNC shareholders and area residents overwhelmingly agree. We will continue to focus on ending the threat of the proposed Pebble mine and on creating other appropriate economic opportunities and jobs.”

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Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is a responsible Alaska Native investment corporation dedicated to the mission of “Enriching Our Native Way of Life.” Established through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), BBNC works to ensure the continuation of the life and culture of its over 9,400 shareholders – the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

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Read EPA's letter initiating Clean Water Act 404(c) review of mining at Pebble deposit here.