Small Vehicle Mechanic

Date: Mar 15, 2023

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 ALPM Supervisor, the Mechanic is responsible for the general mechanical maintenance of light vehicles up to diesel power support equipment while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Obey all MSHA and RMGC safety rules.
  • Accurately diagnose and troubleshoot mechanical problems on heavy equipment.
  • Make repairs in a timely fashion in order to get the job done and reduce downtime.
  • Order parts accurately, and complete all necessary paperwork involved.
  • Works with Maintenance Personnel to repair mining equipment with the least amount of machinery downtime possible to effectively repair the equipment.
  • Accurately troubleshoot all mechanical problems on machinery and parts to be repaired.
  • Ability to connect to and retrieve faults or codes from on board ECM systems such as VIMS, but could include Ford or GM.
  • Performs all work assigned to him in a safe, well managed, manner, and assures that the area is safe for mechanics and other employees to work.
  • Returns well-documented, and accurately completed work orders in a timely manner.
  • Keeps in active communication with the Maintenance Supervisor and other crews to coordinate work and provide updates on work in progress.
  • 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.

Education and Experience

  • Should have strong mechanical aptitude, and knowledge of all machinery under his/her maintenance.
  • Able to read and understand hydrological and electrical schematics.
  • Be familiar with engine and powertrain design and function.
  • Must have a working knowledge of all tools and equipment necessary to work in the Maintenance department.
  • Proficient on the JDE system preferred.
  • Must be able to solve problems effectively in a variety of areas, including mechanical issues.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform basic welding and cutting.
  • Ability to operate various equipment including forklifts and service trucks.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Diesel Technician’s Degree preferred.
  • Automotive Technician’s Degree preferred.
  • If Internal, must come through the ALPM Shop progression.
  • Automotive certifications such as Ford or ASE preferred.
  • 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 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.

Compensation Data

  • Kinross offers all full time employees a comprehensive benefit package including; Medical, dental and vision insurance. We also offer a 5% Geographic allowance, generous 401K program (instant vesting) and participation in an employee stock purchase program.
  • All maintenance positions include an annual clothing and tool allowance.
  • Wages are based upon experience ($31.02 - 41.17)


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 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

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Truck Shop Supervisor

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required
Background Check required

Language 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.