Kinross Gold Corporation


Republic, Wash, United States
May 04, 2021
Jun 03, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
The Kinross Kettle River Operation is located in the State of Washington. The operation mined and processed ore from eight separate deposits in four local production centers. The Buckhorn mine continues to be a flagship operation for the company, having been highly awarded for leadership in low-impact mine development and reclamation.

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Project & Environmental Superintendent, the incumbent oversees all aspects of electrical systems and programs. Electrician is responsible for management, repair and maintenance of electrical systems while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross values. Must be willing to work shifts, overtime, and callouts and perform other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities

1. Provide electrical support and maintenance to multiple Kettle River Operations sites, including surface and underground operations.
2. Safely and effectively install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and instrumentation systems. Systems include drives, pumps, mine load centers, protection systems, metering, PLCs, lighting systems, power distribution centers, switchgear, motors and controls, communications and process controls.
3. Perform high voltage cable terminations, splices and other electrical repairs.
4. Use of machines, hand tools and testing equipment common to the trade. Review electrical blue prints, wiring diagrams, drawings, specifications, and instructions and perform work in accordance and/or advise management team of changes/updates required.
5. Specifying and ordering of parts in accordance with site requirements.
6. Consistently exercise good discretion and judgment in job performance and work without risk or harm to self and others.
7. Identify potentially dangerous electrical aspects; inform supervision & implement appropriate corrective actions.
8. Maintain company-required performance and maintenance records in JDE (and other systems).
9. Maintain compliance with National Electric Code (NEC).
10. Communicate effectively across all levels.
11. Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to, safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct.
12. Performs other job functions and tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

1. Electrical training/certification (i.e. college degree, technical degree, Journeyman) or equivalent experience.
2. 5+ years of experience in Industrial Electrical Maintenance; preference for experience in the milling, mining and underground mining work environment.
3. Working knowledge of the National Electric Code (NEC).

4. Knowledge and experience managing the requirements of electrical and instrumentation systems, including high voltage switchgear, circuit breakers, & protection relays and programmable logic controls & motor controls circuits.
5. Moving, hauling, and lifting equipment as required by the work being performed.
6. Must be able to meet "Authorized User" requirements for High Risk Activities, including but not limited to Fall Protection and Confined Space, as required by job duties, departments and Company Permit to Work policies.
7. Able to perform work both indoors and outdoors in a general industrial environment.
8. Experienced using MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Project) and JD Edwards.
9. Strong verbal, written, analytical, and time management skills, along with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of stakeholders, employees and management.
10. Able to work independently and also as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
11. Punctuality and regular attendance is required.
12. Must be at least 18-years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
13. Requires valid state driver's license.


Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements
• Adheres to all safety and environmental regulations, standards, and requirements.
• Strong commitment to safe working practices.
• Properly uses Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the work environment.
• Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions.
• Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory and Company requirements.

Leadership Practices
• Creates an environment where safety and environment are the top priority.
• Creates an environment in which people are 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 sound judgment to manage business complexities, prioritize and balance conflicting demands to make timely decisions that best advance company 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.
• 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

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Electrical Maintenance 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 approximiately 9,000 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.