Mine Operations Senior Shift Supervisor

Elko, Nevada, United States
May 10, 2022
May 20, 2022
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

Under the general direction of the Mine General Foreman, the Senior Shift Supervisor is responsible for directing the mine supervisors in their execution of the mine plan with a strong emphasis on safety and efficiency. The incumbent may also be responsible to relieve the Mine General Foreman in his absence.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure the safety of all personnel.
  • Discuss daily priorities and production goals with the Mine Superintendent & Mine Supervisors to implement and maintain the current mining plan including mining, drill and blast, and projects.
  • Work with the Mine Superintendent and Technical Services to establish and execute mine plans.
  • Establish and maintain cost effective and productive mining methods with continuous improvement focus.
  • Responsible for management of supervisors including communicate daily production requirements and availability of employees and equipment.
  • Monitor equipment availability, production priorities based on the availability, and triage with Maintenance to set priorities for repairs and production.
  • Assist in the recruitment of new personnel and work closely with Human Resources to maintain adequate crew levels.
  • Ensure training, opportunities, feedback, and discipline are provided to all personnel in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Conduct safety meetings and participate in daily-lineouts.
  • Conduct Accident or incident investigations.
  • Monitor costs against the budget to ensure the mine operations group is operating within budget efficiently.

  • Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  • Must have a strong understanding of mining techniques, equipment, materials, and procedures.
  • Must be able to lead employees toward achieving individual, team, and company goals.
  • Must be able to manage and adapt to unexpected mine plan changes.
  • Ten years of open pit mining experience.
  • Five years hands-on heavy equipment experience.
  • Three years Senior Supervisor experience in a large open pit mining environment required.
  • Strong technical knowledge of all pit equipment.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees.
  • Able to communicate effectively with other departments to meet mine goals.
  • Additional supervisory experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of drilling and blasting activities including blasting safety /and or a strong desire to cross train required.
  • Competent with PCs and Microsoft Office software.
  • 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.
    • 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.