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Human Resource Generalist

Job Field:
Human Resources Jobs
HR (Human Resources) Jobs, Recruitment/Talent Management/Reward 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

 The purpose of the Human Resource Generalist position is to deliver high quality human resources services and products in order to reach mine production goals. The incumbent is to provide services to all employees to assure fair and equitable treatment in the administration of all Human Resources programs and processes. Under the general supervision of the Human Resources Manager, the incumbent shall have responsibilities in all areas of HR, including benefit administration, recruiting and retention efforts, training, and employee relations support while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.  

Job Responsibilities

  1. The incumbent shall assist with the administration of benefits and assure full communication with the department, employee, accounting, and benefit suppliers.
  2. The incumbents shall assist with the recruiting of high quality candidates in a set time frame, working together with the recruiter to establish reliable sources and appropriate networks.
  3. Administrate, educate, and counsel employees and supervisors in the correct application of the Employee Handbook.
  4. Administrate HR processes for efficient and effective delivery: accurate data entry, report writing, timely enrollment in benefits, support with policy questions, successful hires, and training delivery.
  5. Administration of leave of absence programs including FMLA, military, and personal.
  6. Accurately report HR activity for benchmarking and process improvement.
  7. Lead department projects, short and long term such as wellness programs, recognition committee and special initiatives. The purpose of all projects will be to improve the workforce and reduce costs.  
  8. Continually trains on leading Human Resources practices.
  9. Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct.
  10. Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
  11. Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
  12. Works without risk or harm to self and others.
  13. Punctuality and regular attendance required.
  14. Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
  15. Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

  1. Education equivalent to appropriate four year program is preferred.
  2. Professional in Human Resources (PHR or SPHR) certification preferred.
  3. Three to five years human resources experience required.
  4. Familiarity with COBRA, ERISA, FMLA and related state and federal regulations required.
  5. Experience in managing payroll processes preferred
  6. Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration.
  7. Strong verbal, written, analytical, problem solving and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  8. Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team.
  9. Good working knowledge and skill with a P.C. utilizing word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  10. An uncompromising commitment to service and confidentiality.
  11. General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and maintenance operations.
  12. Advanced knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  13. Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team.
  14. Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills.
  15. Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
  16. 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

Reporting Relationships
• Typically reports into a Corporate / Operations  Manager / Director

Career Framework and Level

Accountability (P1)

Knowledge (P1)

Leadership (P1)

Complexity (P1)

Impact (P1)

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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