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Sampling Technician

Job Field:
Geosciences Jobs
Geologist Jobs, Laboratory Jobs, Surveyors Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:

Location: Round Mountain, Nevada, USA

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.

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Ore Control Geologist, the incumbent is responsible for a high quality assay sampling and timely delivery of samples while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively report to Geology Department to ensure that quality standards of sampling are maintained.
  • Sampling includes use of shovel, other sampling equipment and mobile equipment. 
  • 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.
  • Help the department personnel to perform duties listed above.
  • Perform other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • Must be self-motivated, able to look around and find work that needs to be done without having to be instructed.
  • Experience in geology/survey is preferred.
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • General understanding of mining operations.
  • Experience in working safely near moving equipment
  • Experience in driving on pit ramps preferred.
  • Must be fit to wear a respirator.
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Able to shovel and lift full sample bags weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database.
  • Ability to work independently and also as a member of a 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.


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.


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.

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