Projects Operator

Date: Apr 22, 2021

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 Projects Supervisor, the incumbent works in the projects department supporting the access road maintenance and area projects while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Essential Functions

•    Operates the assigned equipment in support of the mine services project development  effort
•    Provides support in the construction of roads, pits ,reclamation,  installation of, culverts, fencing, and signage
•    Builds and maintains a positive working relationship with the all mine departments , contractors and vendors that work onsite
•    Provides support to the site departments when opportunities exist
•    Fill out all required paperwork, including pre-operational inspections, FLRA’s, and work area inspections
•    Keep work area clean, and tools in good condition.
•    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 and Skill Requirements

•    Experience in the operation of Caterpillar haul trucks is required
•    Experience in  the operation of  water  trucks  is required
•    Experience in  the operation the track dozers  is preferred
•    Experience in the operation of  motor graders is preferred
•    Experience in the operation of  wheel  loaders is preferred
•    Experience in the operation of  additional support equipment a plus
•    Ability to work in all types of weather/conditions on the assigned shift schedule
•    Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs frequently.
•    Ability to work with minimal supervision.
•    Must be able to get along and work well with others.
•    Keep safety as the number one priority.
•    Must have a background in equipment operation.
•    Some mechanical background is preferred.
•    Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
•    General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of maintenance activities.
•    Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management...
•    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

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.