Contract Drilling Technician

Round Mountain, Nevada, United States
Apr 29, 2021
May 06, 2021
Full Time
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

Responsible for coordinating contract drilling field activities to ensure results are achieved in an optimized and cost effective manner, while reflecting Kinross' values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Field supervision of drill programs for multiple departments including Dewatering, Geotech, Ore Processing, Environmental, Hydrology, and Geology.
  • Coordinate between the site and drilling contractors to minimize the impact on production.
  • Proactively perform drill pad inspections, ensuring all preparation work is complete so that moves between drilling sites occur smoothly.
  • Monitor drilling consumables stock, track consumption by drillers and report consumable needs to supervisor so they can be addressed in time through Supply Chain.
  • Track execution of drilling SoW, report any field changes.
  • Coordinate various contractor with planned activities on same hole, for example drilling, downhole geophysics, piezometer installation, etc.
  • Accurately track contractor performance by driller as well as costs by program, hole and foot.
  • Assist in the procurement process for new contracts.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining procedures and disciplines necessary to proficiently perform all tasks.
  • Generates and distribute reports.
  • Maintain department specific records, logs, and files.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all personnel.
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct.
  • Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
  • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
  • Works without risk or harm to self and others.
  • Punctuality and regular attendance required.
  • Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
  • Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • Medium to strong technical knowledge of drilling equipment and operating procedures including safety is required.
  • Previous drilling experience is preferred.
  • Basic to medium understanding of geology and open pit mining operations, as well as basic understanding of milling and maintenance operations.


  • Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  • Ability to motivate a cross functional team to achieve the company's goals while promoting a positive environment.
  • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  • Demonstrates strong administrative skills.
  • Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
  • Requires valid driver's license.

Reporting Relationships

  • Typically reports to the Chief Geologist.

Legislative Requirements

Background Check required

US work permit required

Language Requirements


Travel Requirements

Travel not required, only exceptionally

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.