Senior Geologist

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Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: Round Mountain, Nevada, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Round Mountain is an open-pit mine located in Nevada, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world. The mine uses conventional open-pit mining methods and processes ore by mill and heap leach.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Chief Geologist, the person will be responsible for geologic mapping and assisting the geotechnical staff as well as the geological resource QP. The person should possess the skills of a “well rounded” mine geologist while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Geologic pit mapping, keeping records and presenting updated structural mapping
  • Geotechnical cell mapping, photogrammetry and data processing.
  • Slope monitoring, understanding the systems and data interpretation.
  • Work with the mine-planning group on pit design reconciliation.
  • Work with the blasting group, providing major structures and rock fabric for blast design.
  • Work with the geotechnical engineers, providing, lithology models, major faults and rock fabric to be use in pit design and reconciliation.
  • Direct involvement with the mine department to assess wall condition and remedial measures.
  • Performs work described above and others assignments in a timely manner.
  • Must possess a professional attitude towards responsibilities.
  • Must be able to work with little or no supervision; must be able to work well with others.
  • Represents the company with drilling and other contractors.
  • Must be able to work in a safe manner and adhere to RMGC safety standards.
  • 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.
  • Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
  • Perform other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • 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 as a member of the management team.
  • Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills
  • Strong technical skills in geology.
  • Experience in the use of geotechnical programs.
  • Good understanding of volcanic rocks.
  • Strong geologic, geotechnical and structural mapping skills.
  • Should be skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and AutoCad (or equivalent).
  • Must have a good knowledge and be able to use mining software, preferably Vulcan and Leapfrog.
  • Bachelor’s degree in geologic or related sciences is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ mine experience in geologic and geotechnical mapping.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of geology with an emphasis on volcanic environments.
  • An understanding of geologic resource modeling is beneficial.
  • Ability to prioritize work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Must be an “out of the box” thinker.
  • 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.

Reporting Relationships

Career Framework and Level

Accountability (P3)

Knowledge (P3)

Leadership (P3)

Complexity (P3)

Impact (P3)

Legislative Requirements

Language Requirements

Travel Requirements


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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