Summer Internship - Health and Safety

Date: Feb 12, 2024

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. Kinross began operating the mine in 2003, and it has since become a continuous improvement leader in the Company’s portfolio. Round Mountain poured its 15 millionth ounce in 2018. Round Mountain and the nearby Bald Mountain mine make up Kinross’ Nevada operations. 

The Round Mountain mine is an important contributor to the Nye County economy and, working with local stakeholders, has helped achieve significant improvements in healthcare and education in the area.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Health & Safety Superintendent, this person will learn entry-level safety tasks while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.  

Job Responsibilities

1.    Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct. 
2.    Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
3.    Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
4.    Works without risk or harm to self and others. 
5.    Punctuality and regular attendance required.
6.    Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
7.    Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

1.    Responsible to manage the RMGC Environmental Health and Safety Management system in his/her areas of responsibility.
2.    Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills. 
3.    General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and maintenance operations.
4.    Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. 
5.    Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
6.    Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team. 
7.    Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills
8.    Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis. 
9.    Requires valid driver’s license.
10.    Minimum of 2 years towards industrial health or safety or related Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 year industrial health or safety experience preferred. 
11.    Strong communication skills.
12.    Demonstrated leadership ability and initiative.
13.    Hard working team player.
14.    Multilingual skills a plus.


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 Health & Safety Superintendent.

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required

Language Requirements


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).