Health & Safety Manager

Date: Feb 12, 2021

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base that was acquired by Kinross in January 2016. The mine is located in Nevada, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world, along the southern extension of the prolific Carlin trend. The Bald Mountain Vantage Complex Project has commenced production, and the first gold bar was poured in June 2019. 

Job Description

Under the direction of the General Manager, the Health & Safety Manager will lead the health and safety programs involving standards, corporate directives, operating systems, and operating policies and procedures.  The manager is responsible for administering the Health & Safety Department procedures and training programs at the site to reduce/eliminate loss and accidents, within the overall company guidelines and local regulations.  Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws as well as with Health, Safety & Environmental department programs and requirements. 

Job Responsibilities

Lead team of Health and Safety professionals by setting strategic targets and motivate teams to accomplish corporate and personal goals.

Maintain and implement Kinross Health and Safety, and Environment policies and procedures in compliance with relevant governing laws, regulations, and industry best practices.

Develop, optimize, and maintain associated health & safety metrics as required at site and corporate level and ensure timely reporting on an established periodic basis.

Manage health & safety activities including initiation and enhancement of programs, standards, corporate directives, and operational procedures.

Administer both the Health and Safety Management System Management System ensuring the identification of risks and mitigations are in place. 

Monitor ongoing compliance with all required State and Federal regulations and Kinross Standards.

Advise management on all government regulations that pertain to health & safety and recommend necessary actions to obtain compliance.

Conduct regular performance reviews and assessments to ensure that facility standards and operational areas comply with governmental regulations and corporate policy.

Oversee or lead serious incident and near-miss investigations and corrective actions, and respond to the scene where necessary.

Ensure continuous improvement of health & safety policies and procedures.

Conduct performance reviews and administer professional development of department staff. 

Prepare and administer the department budget in a fiscally sound manner. 

Consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in job performance.

Holds self and direct reports accountable for actions.

Ability to work closely with Regional and Corporate safety representatives.

Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience

Bachelor of Science Degree in a related field or a minimum of 10 years of mining experience preferred.

Previous mining industry experience required.

5 years of large mine safety experience preferred.

Demonstrated experience managing work teams to achieve defined objectives.

Demonstrated commitment to health & safety

A natural leader and change agent with a strong personality that can inspire and influence people at all levels.

A self-starter that is highly disciplined and organized. Leads by example.

Integrity – Both on a personal level and as an unwavering commitment in leadership practice.

Hands-On - Sense of urgency, results-oriented focus, and a “roll up your sleeves” attitude.

Uses direct and indirect influence to accomplish results. Takes multiple steps, or uses outside experts or third parties, to influence an outcome.

Strong leadership skills with a focus on team building.  

Innovative Spirit - Passion for understanding the business, technology, legislative, and political environment in which the business thrives.

Must be able to balance resource allocations with changing priorities, anticipating consequences, and risks based on a defined medium and long-term vision.

Excellent working knowledge and skill-set with personal computers.  Microsoft Office Suite and other programs as required. 

Strong verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels of employees and management.

May work holidays, weekends, and shift work as required.

Requires a valid driver’s license.

Health & Safety Requirements

Adheres to all health & safety considerations.

Have an unwavering commitment to safe working practices.

Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions.

Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements.

Kinross Competencies

Strategic Effectiveness

Developing and communicating rigorous and creative business strategies that drive sustainable value.


External engagement

Understanding and building relationships with external parties that strengthen and sustain competitive advantage.


Business Focus

Applying commercial rigor and discipline to all business decisions and customer relationships.


Living the Kinross Values

Aligning behavior, decisions, and actions with Kinross values and principles.


This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.  It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.