Process Operator

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Date: May 3, 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 Summary

This is an entry-level position on the Leach Pads in the Ore Processing department and will require training up to higher levels throughout the department as necessary.

Essential Functions

  • Clean up material on the crushing system.
  • Operate small front end loaders, and dozers.
  • Lifting and carrying equipment and materials 50 pounds throughout the work day.
  • 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.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Ability to walk over rough terrain as well as climb stairways, catwalks and pads.
  • Ability to shovel up material on the crushing system.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. frequently throughout the day.
  • Ability to work at heights in excess of 80 ft.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Willing to train on other equipment.
  • Previous experience operating small front end loaders, dozers, and lifting equipment is preferred.
  • Previous leach pad experience is preferred.
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and 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
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • 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 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 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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