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NDT Technician

Job Field:
Mine Operations 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

The incumbent performs Non Destructive Testing of the equipment on the mine site while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values. He/she also will recommend equipment maintenance procedures that are engineered to maximize site wide asset performance within the Kinross Way for Maintenance Guidelines.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform machinery lubrication analysis
  • Perform laser alignment of motors, gearboxes and equipment
  • Perform Airborne/Contact Ultrasonic testing on equipment
  • Perform infrared thermography
  • Perform Ultrasonic (UT) inspections
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis and reliability analysis initiatives.
  • Accept responsibility for a variety of projects outside the day-to-day activities.
  • Maintain written documentation needed for regulatory requirements and company policy.
  • Moving, hauling, and lifting equipment as required by the repair or maintenance being performed.
  • Specify certain parts when ordering, and complete appropriate paperwork and reports.
  • Train on other NDT technologies.
  • Responsible for managing the RMGC Environmental Health and Safety Management system in his/her areas of responsibility.
  • 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.
  • Perform other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • Entry level certification in any one of the NDT technologies preferred.
  • 4 years of experience in Industrial Maintenance preferred.


  • Strong troubleshooting, problem solving, communication and decision-making skills.
  • Training in one, or more, of the NDT technologies preferred.
  • Capable of lifting and hauling equipment necessary to complete each job.
  • Be able to accurately complete appropriate paperwork associated with test equipment and process equipment.
  • Training on reliability practices, procedures, or methodologies is preferred.
  • Must show ability on the following software programs:
    • Oil Commander Plus
    • Knowledge of JDE is preferred
  • Work will be performed both indoors and outdoors in a general industrial environment. The incumbent may be asked to work straight days or shift work with overtime as needed. Appropriate PPE must be worn at all times.
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • Ability to learn from others and adopt best practices.
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and maintenance operations.
  • Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  • Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team.
  • Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills.
  • Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
  • Requires valid driver’s license.

Reporting Relationships

Works under the direct supervision of the NDT supervisor.

Career Framework and Level

Legislative Requirements

US work permit required

Language 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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