Process Manager

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Date: Jul 30, 2019

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base located in Nevada. It is the newest mine in Kinross’ portfolio and was acquired in January 2016.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the incumbent will direct all activities of the Ore Process department to meet production guidelines in a safe and cost effective manner. Create process streams that maximize recovery and gold production while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Job Responsibilities
  • Efficient operation of all areas of process: Heap Leach Pads, Adsorption Circuits, Met Lab, Assay Lab, and Metallurgy and Process Control Staff.
  • Oversee the management of supervisory personnel in all areas of Ore Process.
  • Provide for safe working conditions.  Ensures training at all levels is being conducted.
  • Implement strategies in all areas of Ore Process to achieve production goals.  Provides follow up and direction to ensure these objectives are met.
  • Coordinate studies and metallurgical testing programs for project development.
  • Coordinate with accountants, superintendents and general foreman to develop an operating budget.
  • Directs the resources of the department to maximize their use in all areas of process.
  • Works with consultants and contractors to develop and complete various projects with maintenance or new construction.
  • 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.
  • Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
  • Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor.
Education and Experience


  • University degree (Bachelor of science in Metallurgical or Chemical Engineering required) or equivalent work experience
  • Additional specialized education including masters-level degree or equivalent
  • Formal professional designation in appropriate area of expertise



  • 10-15 years of related work experience, with previous experience managing senior employees
  • 10 years specific Ore Processing experience.
  • Previous leadership experience within the mining industry
  • Knowledge and experience of mining and the integration of the mining, ore processing, and maintenance functions
  • Knowledge and experience of developing policies and procedures relating to safety, the environment and individual, and organizational development
  • In-depth technical knowledge of metallurgy process, refining and gold extraction methodologies.
  • Ability to manage superintendents and general foreman.
  • Ability to lead professionals through critical thinking paths for process improvement.
  • The ability to think analytically, develop and move forwards new ideas to improve the process.
  • The ability to execute findings, recommendations for process improvements.
  • Ability to set the path of optimum maintenance of company assets.
  • Ability to implement problem solutions through a metallurgical and mechanical process.
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of maintenance operations.
  • Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  • 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.
  • Must be 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.

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.

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