Leach Pad Operator

Round Mountain, Nevada, United States
May 13, 2022
May 23, 2022
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

This is a position on the Leach Pads in the Ore Processing department and will require training up to higher levels throughout the department as necessary while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross' values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Clean up material on the leach pads, ditches and solution ponds.
  • Operate small front end loaders, and dozers.
  • Lifting and carrying equipment and materials 50 pounds throughout the work day.
  • 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

  • Ability to walk up, down and over rough terrain as well as climb stairways, catwalks, liner and pads.
  • Ability to shovel up material on the leach pads.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. frequently throughout the day.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Willing to train on other equipment.
  • Previous experience operating small front end loaders, dozers, and lifting equipment is preferred.
  • Previous leach pad experience is preferred.
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and maintenance operations.
  • Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  • Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team.
  • Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
  • Requires valid driver's license.


• 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.

Reporting Relationships

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Leach Pad Supervisor.

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required

Language 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 approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.