Ore Control Geologist

Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource in the largest private mining land package in the U.S. The mine is located in White Pine County, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world, along the southern extension of the prolific Carlin trend. Bald Mountain and the nearby Round Mountain mine make up Kinross’ Nevada operations. 

Bald Mountain is an important contributor to the economy of northeastern Nevada and maintains a comprehensive environmental strategy including wildlife protection, habitat recovery and education.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Senior Geologist, is responsible for performing Ore Control geology as required while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Essential Functions

•    Conduct Ore Control activities on a daily basis including assays analysis, creating ore/waste releases, field mapping and publishing daily maps.
•    Conduct database management for blast holes and all sampling data.
•    Geologic mapping blast holes and highwalls.
•    Conduct sampling efforts for environmental, metallurgical and ore control needs.
•    Assist with core and chip logging for MINEX drilling when needed.  
•    Update block models and digitize mapping daily.  
•    Perform work assignments in a timely and accurate manner.  
•    Liaise with other departments daily including Engineering, Survey, Ops, Metallurgy as necessary to achieve production goals and provide geologic guidance.  
•    Performs daily QA/QC in areas of responsibility.  
•    Adhere to the BM Environmental Health and Safety Management system in his/her areas of responsibility.
•    Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct. 
•    Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
•    Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
•    Works without risk or harm to self and others. 
•    Punctuality and regular attendance required.
•    Work well with other departments to achieve production results.
•    Perform other related functions as assigned by supervisor.
•    Other Geology tasks and projects as needed.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

•    Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills. 
•    General understanding of mining operations, milling and maintenance operations.
•    Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing work processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
•    Experience with acQuire, Vulcan, Ore Pro3D preferred.
•    Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management. 
•    Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team. 
•    Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills.
•    Close attention to detail.
•    Knowledge of ore deposits and economic geology.
•    A bachelor’s degree in geologic sciences is required.
•    Entry level or one to three years of experience in mine and/or exploration geology.
•    Ability to perform fieldwork in all seasons.  
•    Must be at least 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. 
•    Requires valid driver’s license.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements

•    Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
•    Have a strong commitment to safe working practices. 
•    Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment. 
•    Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions. 
•    Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements. 

Kinross Leadership Practices

•    Creates an environment where nothing is more important than every employee returning home safe and healthy every day.  
•    Creates an environment in which people are unfailingly treated with respect. 
•    Fosters the talent and potential of all employees by enabling them to grow, develop, and make a difference in the organization. 
•    Demonstrates that leadership in the areas of environmental performance and community and stakeholder relations is fundamental to the way we plan and manage our business.  
•    Holds self and others accountable for the decisions, commitments, and behaviors required to deliver outstanding results. 
•    Uses judgment to manage business complexities, prioritize and balance conflicting demands to make timely decisions that best advance Kinross strategy.  
•    Builds and brings teams and people together to achieve organizational goals.  Models humility by going beyond self-interest for the good of the group.
•    Understands the economic implications of decisions and consistently uses all resources effectively and efficiently to maximize shareholder value. 
•    Relentlessly champions, develops and embeds best practices.  

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 global senior gold mining company with operations and projects in the United States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile, and Canada. Our focus on delivering value is based on our core principles of responsible mining, operational excellence, disciplined growth and balance sheet strength. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).