Mine Engineer

Elko, Nevada, United States
Competitive
Apr 07, 2021
Apr 16, 2021
39865-en_US
Permanent
Full Time
English
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

Under the direction of the Senior Mine Engineer or their designee, this person performs engineering tasks. They are to use engineering first principles to contribute to the design, and development of processes, practices, and methodologies within the Technical Services Group. They are to coordinate activities related to a full-range of engineering functions, and ensure achievement of service/ operating standards (internally/ externally). They must be willing to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where they can apply their engineering knowledge and skills to create solutions to operational challenges

Essential Functions

  • Responsibilities may be focused in one of the following areas of engineering: short- and long-term mine planning, project controls, cost controls, construction, geotechnical, electrical, environmental, civil, production, exploration or continuous improvement
  • Integrates short-term plans into long-term, and life-of-mine plans.
  • Analyzes and interprets mine plans to ensure alignment with operational objectives.
  • Must be willing to take on cross-rotation assignments within the Technical Services Group, and outside rotations in Mine Operations, or Mine Maintenance for personal development.
  • Independently handles relevant technical duties, including application submittal, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Researches information to support decision-making and improve processes, technologies or methodologies.
  • Contributes to the development of policies and practices.
  • Monitors costs related to services provided, and implements approved recommendations for maximizing operational efficiencies.
  • Maintains excellent rapport with external regulatory agencies to foster working relationships that minimize adversarial actions and maximizes information exchange.
  • Conducts regular and frequent inspections of operations / equipment / processes / procedures to ensure planned production goals can be met and regulatory / permit compliance.
  • Responds to a variety of internal and / or external requests.
  • Prepares communication materials, manuals and other written materials related to technical issues, programs, or systems including technical reports and documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory / industry and operational requirements.


Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  • B.S. Degree in Mining Engineering
  • 3-5 years of metal mining experience preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and concepts of open pit mining engineering.
  • General understanding of mining operations, as well as, general understanding of milling and maintenance operations.
  • Working knowledge of computer-aided mine evaluation and familiarity with one or more commercial software packages (MineSight, Deswik, or Vulcan etc.) is preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Requires technical communication skills, as well as, strong interpersonal skills (written/ verbal and analytical/ persuasive).
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management.
  • Ability to learn quickly and to function within the physical demand requirements.
  • Understanding of Kinross' processes and corporate values is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the Engineering Team.
  • Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
  • Requires valid driver's license.


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
  • Relentlessly champions, develops and embeds best practices
  • 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


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.


    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.