Tire Technician

Date: Jun 17, 2022

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. The Round Mountain Phase W Project is now in production, with first gold poured in May 2019.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Mobile Maintenance Supervisor, the employee works mostly in the tire department maintaining and replacing tires on large earthmoving equipment while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values. 

Job Responsibilities

1.    Change tires on all mobile equipment.
2.    Fill out all required paperwork, including change cards and filling out service reports and tread depth reports.
3.    Check pressures and tread depths on all heavy equipment.
4.    Whenever possible, perform cold airchecks on downed mobile equipment.
5.    Maintain the proper number and types of spare tires (front rotations).
6.    Tire and wheel evaluations on all equipment that comes to the tire pad and on other equipment when requested.
7.    Maintain an adequate inventory of spare parts.
8.    Load and unload tires with tire hand as needed.
9.    Maintain an adequate number of spare tires for small vehicles.
10.    Remove rocks from tires.
11.    Able to move all rubber tired equipment for maintenance use only.
12.    Assist with “Out of Service Tire Surveys”.
13.    Keep work area clean and tools in good condition.
14.    Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct. 
15.    Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
16.    Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
17.    Works without risk or harm to self and others. 
18.    Punctuality and regular attendance required.
19.    Helps develop other department personnel to perform the duties listed above.
20.    Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

1.    Understands basic tire knowledge and their basic design.
2.    Be able to identify an unsafe tire and correct the problem.
3.    Math skills required to check tire depth.
4.    Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs frequently.
5.    Ability to work with minimal supervision.
6.    Must be able to get along and work well with others.
7.    Understand procedures regarding tire maintenance and replacement in order to complete the job in the most efficient, effective and safe manner possible.
8.    Keep safety as the number one priority.
9.    Must have a background in forklift and equipment operation.
10.    Some mechanical background preferred.
11.    1 year of previous tire experience is preferred. 
12.    Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills. 
13.    General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and maintenance operations.
14.    Working knowledge and skill with computers. Tire data input (tread depth, temperatures etc…)  
15.    Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
16.    Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team. 
17.    Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills.
18.    Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. 
19.    Requires valid driver’s license.


Reporting Relationships

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Truck Shop Supervisor

Career Framework and Level

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required

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.