Date: Nov 16, 2022

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource in the largest private mining land package in the U.S. The mine is located in White Pine County, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world, along the southern extension of the prolific Carlin trend. Bald Mountain and the nearby Round Mountain mine make up Kinross’ Nevada operations. 

Bald Mountain is an important contributor to the economy of northeastern Nevada and maintains a comprehensive environmental strategy including wildlife protection, habitat recovery and education.

Job Description

Responsible for carrying out a full range of mine surveying functions at surface mine sites and surrounding areas.  Determine precise location and measurement of points, elevations, lines, areas, and contours for mining support, drill patterns, maps, and other survey purposes.  Must produce results that accurately define mine operations and can be used for planning and production support.  Must accept work and technology upgrades in a gracious manner and complete survey projects efficiently.

Job Responsibilities

1.    Responsible for surveying in open pit mines, including drill pattern layout, ore control layout, pit toes and crests, ramp slopes, construction projects, reconnaissance surveying and exploration drill hole locations.
2.    Responsible for accurately posting daily production, ore control reports and month-end production data on maps and plans.
3.    Establish reference lines and lines for blasting patterns.
4.    Establish grade for bench levels and ramp slopes.
5.    Check and maintain all survey equipment.
6.    Follows instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform functions of the job.
7.    Punctuality and regular attendance is required.
8.    Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
9.    Compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality, and environmental policies.
10.    Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the state.
11.    Work safely in all areas and identify potential safety hazards and work with management to correct them.
12.    Work without significant risk of harm to self and others.
13.    Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

1.    High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Must possess the ability to read and write instructions, perform simple mathematical calculations, and keep records.
2.    Knowledge of computers and programs utilized to plot surveying data preferred (AutoCAD and Excel)
3.    Knowledge of survey theory and instruments preferred.
4.    Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions required.
5.    Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
6.    Ability to work with others in a team environment.
7.    Progression through wage scale is contingent upon satisfactory completion of attached checklists.

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 global senior gold mining company with operations and projects in the United States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile, and Canada. Our focus on delivering value is based on our core principles of responsible mining, operational excellence, disciplined growth and balance sheet strength. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).