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H&S Specialist

Job Field:
Health & Safety, Environmental, Security Jobs
Health & Safety Jobs, Industrial Health 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

This position assists the Safety Department with coordination of activities involving all aspects of employees’ health and safety.  The position assists with the design, implementation, and monitoring of the safety and ERT programs at Bald Mountain.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Escort Regulators from all levels in the field along with effective documentation and follow up from said inspections. 
  2. Provide regular field inspections to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations and provide information to reduce costs.
  3. Provide ERT support, including training and program management. 
  4. Provide safety support for all levels of employees.
  5. To provide the Manager of Safety with reports and information.
  6. Coordinate and provide leadership to all Emergency Response Teams.
  7. To coordinate activities as directed in advanced training exercises and routine training.
  8. Stay current with safety issues, make decisions, and implement programs to accomplish objectives as directed by the Health & Safety Manager.

Education and Experience

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  1. Must be skilled in the field of mine safety and ERT. 
  2. Must be familiar with all aspects of the operation and have a substantial knowledge of MSHA regulations and industrial hygiene protocols. 
  3. Must be familiar with and skilled in the use of health regulations and testing techniques and equipment.
  4. Excellent communication and facilitation skills.
  5. Ability to self-motivate.
  6. Trained to respond effectively to emergency situations.
  7. College Degree in related science or safety discipline desirable.
  8. A minimum of six years’ experience at a mine is preferred, with relevant experience in safety.  Experience in safety related field is desirable, with background in training in incident investigation.
  9. 2-3 years of safety experience is required.
  10. 3 years of advanced experience in ERT preferred.
  11. MSHA Instructor certification preferred.
  12. EMS Trainer Certification required.
  13. EMS Intermediate Certification required.


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.
  • Requires valid driver’s license.


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.

Job Segment: Program Manager, Industrial Hygiene, Management, Engineering

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