Mine Operations Shift Supervisor

Elko, Nevada, United States
Jun 16, 2022
Jul 16, 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 Crew Senior Supervisor, the Shift Supervisor is responsible for directing the crews in their execution of the mine plan with a strong emphasis on safety and efficiency. This position will develop the selected individual to be an integral part of a high-level, multi-disciplinary team. The role involves working with department supervision/management and approximately 65+ hourly crew members in a fast paced mining environment. The incumbent may also be responsible to relieve the General Foreman in their absence.

Essential Functions

  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, ensuring that all applicable laws and regulations are followed.
  • Perform Work area inspections and other related functions as assigned by supervisor, ensuring that the workplace is safe prior to and throughout each shift.
  • Develop an understanding of the mine plan for each shift, including priorities, projects, and goals.
  • Allocate the appropriate resources and manpower to achieve goals.
  • Learn to manage resources throughout the shift and making timely adjustments as conditions change.
  • Ensure the daily work requirements are planned and that the crew is well organized to perform the required work.
  • Communicate with crew members to ensure they are aware of their safety expectations, work requirements, production targets, and any equipment information is shared.
  • Lead, coach, assist, guide, and develop a motivated crew.
  • Learn to manage spills and incidents, as well as completion of all required documentation within reporting guidelines.
  • Take daily grade readings of Waste Dumps, Leach Panels and Pit Floors to ensure proper elevation is maintained.
  • Setting up the next crew for success by ensuring projects are complete, equipment locations are correct, and a quality shift hand-over is given.
  • Follow MSP and Critical Risk Management obligations and tracking requirements.
  • Meet or exceed established performance expectations.
  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in job performance.
  • Understand and follow confidentiality requirements.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  • Punctuality and regular attendance required.
  • Safety minded and able to work without risk or harm to self and others.
  • Able to follow Standard Operating Procedures and uphold Kinross Values.
  • Minimum five years operating all types of surface mining machinery.
  • Previous lead man or supervisor experience preferred.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good presentation skills preferred.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with Management, Supervisors, Employees, Dispatchers, and all departments.
  • Good attitude to lead and coach others.
  • Basic computer skills with the desire to continue to develop those skills.
  • Good knowledge of mining operation activities, equipment functions and capabilities.
  • Ability and desire to learn and adapt quickly to unexpected mine plan changes or environmental changes.
  • Ability to work independently as a member of the Mine Operation's Supervision Team.
  • Requires valid driver's license.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements

  • Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices and modern safety management techniques.
  • Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment.
  • Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions, understands the value of safety inspections.
  • Follows operating procedures and has excellent understanding of 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.