Senior Exploration Geologist

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Date: Jun 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

Supervise and/or carry out exploration projects and evaluation programs.  Provide senior level technical advice and direction to management and staff.  Design exploration programs and evaluate results while serving as a mentor to junior staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical supervision of exploration activities in the field as well as the office.
  • Carry out and oversee technical functions (mapping, drill hole logging, etc).
  • Integrate and interpret geologic mapping, geophysical, geochemical and RC and core drilling data.
  • Assist with geologic modeling updates, and provide support to resource and mine geologists.
  • Assist in preparing budget requests and negotiation contracts for exploration as needed.
  • Prepares business cases regarding individual projects and initiatives and presents results and recommendations.
  • Ensure exploration data is well documented for accuracy and quality in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Assist other departments with tasks that involve geologic issues.
  • Keep current on new developments in geology and other fields that might improve efficiency in developing, handling and interpreting geologic data.
  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship with various academic staff, federal and state geologists, independent consultants and geologists and industry peers.
  • Possesses a positive attitude at all times and good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
  • 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.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by state agency, or must be able to pass driver competency course and exam.
  • Punctuality and regular attendance required.
  • Perform other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • BS or BA degree in Geology or a related science is required, and an MS degree is preferred
  • Additional specialized education of up to 4 years
  • 10 years of related work experience


  • Previous experience in mining and exploration required.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing situations.
  • Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • Good working knowledge and skill with a PC utilizing office applications and GIS software; knowledge of Acquire, Vulcan, Leapfrog, ArcGIS, ioGAS.
  • Must have a strong commitment to safety in the working environment.
  • Has a strong working knowledge of exploration techniques and a thorough understanding of drilling and assaying techniques.

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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