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Open Pit Electrician

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Industrial Engineer Jobs, Maintenance Jobs, Electrician Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs, Plant Mobile Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base located in Nevada. It is the newest mine in Kinross’ portfolio and was acquired in January 2016.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Electrical Supervisor, the incumbent undertakes the maintenance of the electric shovels and electric haul trucks. Incumbent will also maintain substations, transformers, and other electrical duties of the shop area. The incumbent will coordinate with electricians, mechanics, and supervision, changes and improvements in the process.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will maintain and repair electrical systems on P&H 2800 DC shovels, 830AC and 830DC Haul Trucks. Experience with high voltage switchgear, circuit breakers, and protection relays. High voltage cable terminations, splices and miscellaneous electrical repairs. Building electrical maintenance including wash bay, fuel islands, and operation buildings as needed. Including other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  1. Three (3) years electrical experience in an open pit mining environment preferred.
  2. Industrial electrical experience preferred.
  3. Experience with programmable logic controls and motor controls circuits.
  4. Experience with maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of electrical systems on  P&H shovels, 830AC and 830DC electric haul trucks preferred.
  5. Basic motor control troubleshooting.
  6. Ability to read electrical blue prints and utilize test equipment preferred.
  7. Ability to utilize basic hand tools required.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management required.
  9. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position required.
  10. MSHA electrical cards preferred.
  11. High-voltage cable repairs preferred.
  12. Work will be performed both indoors and outdoors in a general industrial environment. The incumbent may be asked to work straight days or shiftwork with overtime as needed. Appropriate PPE must be worn at all times.
  13. Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  14. Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  15. Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team.
  16. Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills.
  17. Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
  18. 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.


Reporting Relationships

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Electrical Maintenance Supervisor.

Career Framework and Level

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required

Language Requirements


Travel 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.

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