Stemming Plant Operator

Elko, Nevada, United States
Jan 06, 2021
Jan 17, 2021
Full Time
Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base located in White Pine County, Nevada. Its workforce comes from Ely, Eureka, Elko, and Spring Creek area. It is the newest mine in Kinross' portfolio aquired in January 2016. Nevada is one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world, along the southern extension of the prolific Carlin trend. The Bald Mountain Vantage Complex Project has commenced production, and the first gold bar was poured in June 2019.

Job Summary

The incumbent will be responsible for the daily operation of loader and/or the mobile crushing plant in an active surface mine environment. All work must be completed in a safe and efficient manner. The employee will work continuously to align daily functions to reflect Kinross' values and work in accordance with standard operating procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Perform pre and post operation inspections of equipment. Visually inspect mechanical components and manually check all fuel, oil, and fluid levels according to established operational procedures.
  • Proficiently operate equipment according to established, safe operating procedures in various weather conditions day or night: rain, snow, fog, cold, heat, and dust; and upon various surface conditions: wet, muddy, snowy, icy, and/or uneven or rock-strewn.
  • Operate the jaw crusher, vibrating screens, cone crusher and conveyors, following all company safety procedures and aiming at machine preservation and productivity;
  • Coordinate delivery of material for feeding at the plant, communicating with the supervisor and directing the trucks/equipment to safe locations for operation while near the plant;
  • Feed the mobile crushing plant and maintain stockpiles, following company safety standards;
  • Guarantee the good operational conditions of the loader by carrying out a checklist, operational inspections and carrying out daily/routine cleaning, and keep the area organized and carry out tire inspections once per shift following the company's procedure;
  • Carry out the inspection and analysis of the feed material, monitor quality of crushed products, intervening when necessary to ensure specifications are met.
  • Make operational adjustments in order to keep the plant in full productive capacity, without causing damage to the equipment;
  • Clean and organize the plant area, inspect the belts to identify tears or other damages that may affect the equipment;
  • Perform plant cleaning activities and preventative lubrication; both daily and during maintenance stops to ensure equipment availability;
  • Assist the Maintenance team with basic and simple tasks that do not require technical knowledge.
  • Perform cleaning and equipment inspections during plant shutdowns or in windows of opportunity;
  • Guide, monitor and advise all employees and service providers regarding the use of mandatory PPE, to ensure the protection of all and reduce the risk to the worker;

Essential Functions Cont.

  • Know and comply with safety procedures, standards and requirements, immediately stopping any activity that is not safe;
  • Identify hazards in work areas and report or mitigate the risk appropriately.
  • Follow the pre-established procedures in emergency situations, make decisions to solve the problem, aiming to reestablish the normality of activities as soon as possible.
  • Be fit for duty, attend and work through scheduled shift without causing harm to self, to others, or to equipment.
  • An employee must comply with state and federal health and safety regulations and all company policies and procedures.
  • The employee is expected and required to work as a team player.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications & Skill Requirements

  • Previous Loader, mobile crusher operation and maintenance experience is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of mobile crusher operation is preferred.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical skills and ability to interact with all levels of employees and management.
  • Basic knowledge of mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and functions of haul trucks and heavy equipment is desirable.
  • Must keep accurate records of feed tons and equipment condition.
  • Safely operate equipment forward, reverse directions and around multiple pieces of equipment in mine traffic.
  • Conscientious in taking on new tasks to improve skills.
  • Satisfactory safety, performance, and attendance is required.
  • Be a positive, safety-minded contributor to the team.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of the team.
  • Consistently willing to learn and improve skills.
  • Must be available for shift work, overtime, holidays and weekends.
  • Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license required.

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.

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.