Senior Human Resources Generalist

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Date: Aug 6, 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

The purpose of the Senior HR Generalist position is to deliver high quality human resources services and products in order to reach mine production goals. The incumbent will act as the second in command within the HR dept and will provide HR services to all employees to assure fair and equitable treatment in the administration of all HR programs and processes. Under the general supervision of the Human Resources Manager, the incumbent shall have responsibilities in all areas of HR, including benefit administration, recruiting and retention efforts, training, and employee relations support while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.  

Job Responsibilities
  • The incumbent shall assist with the administration of benefits and assure full communication with the department, employee, accounting, and benefit suppliers
  • The incumbents shall assist with the recruiting of high quality candidates in a set time frame, working together with the recruiter to establish reliable sources and appropriate networks
  • Administrate, educate, and counsel employees and supervisors in the correct application of the Employee Handbook
  • Administrate HR processes for efficient and effective delivery: accurate data entry, report writing, timely enrollment in benefits, support with policy questions, successful hires, and training delivery
  • Administration of leave of absence programs including FMLA, military, funeral, and personal
  • Accurately report HR activity for benchmarking and process improvement
  • Lead department projects, short and long term such as wellness programs, recognition committee and special initiatives. The purpose of all projects will be to improve the workforce and reduce costs 
  • Continually trains on leading Human Resources practices
  • 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
  • Goes above and beyond to provide high level customer service 
  • Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above
  • Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications and Skill Requirements
  • The incumbent must have a demonstrated ability to establish priorities and maintain deadlines under multiple time pressures
  • Must possess the ability to work accurately and efficiently with a minimum amount of direct supervision
  • Must be confident enough to step in for the HR Manager for meetings, inquiries etc as needed  
  • The incumbent must be able to solve problems through the collection and interpretation of information and make decisions that could modify current procedures and establish new policy direction
  • Accuracy is essential in the handling of all HR tasks and processes
  • College degree with HR related focus preferred
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills
  • General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and maintenance operations is preferred but not mandatory 
  • 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 (PPE) 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.

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