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Mobile Maintenance General Foreman

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Planner 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 general supervision of the Mobile Maintenance Manager, manages the overall health of the haulage and support equipment fleets and supervises a crew of tradespeople to execute maintenance in a safe, efficient and productive work environment.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Leads department by example in health & safety performance.  Ensures safety compliance, and makes certain all maintenance programs and activities are in accordance with corporate, site and MSHA safety regulations.
  2. Manages the department's environmental performance by supporting and complying with all related policies.
  3. Works with management and maintenance planners to plan and schedule daily work activities.
  4. Assists the planner in determining technical specifications of equipment.
  5. Responsible for PM's, repairs, checklists, work orders, and the efficient and safe execution of plans.
  6. Interfaces with various equipment manufacturers’ representatives.
  7. Works closely with other mobile maintenance teams to help meet production goals.
  8. Monitors & reviews work areas on an ongoing basis to assure safe and cost efficient maintenance goals.
  9. Reviews, investigates, analyzes, and supervises the documentation of accidents, injuries, and equipment damage.
  10. Report processing: daily time cards, vacation schedules, injury reports, accident reports and disciplinary action.
  11. Oversees the repairs and preventative maintenance on haul trucks and support equipment.
  12. Consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in job performance. Ensures training requirements are met.
  13. Maintain a highly motivated work team. Develop crew skills to levels of maximum efficiency and safety.
  14. Responsible for conducting performance evaluations, recommending promotions and carrying out corrective actions as needed.
  15. Compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality and environmental policies.
  16. Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
  17. Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor.
  18. Oversee continuous improvement initiatives related to equipment maintenance practices and procedures including reporting of values gained or loss from projects to management.
  19. Participate in the budgeting cycle to effectively determine the allowable system failures down to the component level.
  20. Maintain written documentation needed for regulatory requirements and company policies.
  21. Ensure both warranty work is claimed and issues are resolved in a timely manner.

Education and Experience

  1. More than 10 years of related work experience; Previous experience in the mining industry is preferred
  2. A minimum of two years’ experience as a supervisor or relief supervisor managing people.
  3. Experience with computerized maintenance systems.
  4. 3+ years of related industry experience in planning and supervision preferred. Three years’ experience in repairing and maintaining heavy equipment preferred. Master mechanic's trouble shooting ability preferred.
  5. High school diploma or equivalent required.  Must be proficient in writing evaluations and instructions, performing simple mathematical calculations, and keeping accurate records.
  6. Thorough understanding of the maintenance requirements and procedures for heavy mobile equipment.
  7. Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team.
  8. Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  9. Fluent in the use and understanding of:
    1. Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS Systems)
    2. Microsoft Office Suite (Especially Excel, PowerPoint, and Project)
    3. Using original equipment manufacturer supplied software, parts catalogs, and manuals



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 Leadership Practices


  • Creates an environment where nothing is more important than every employee returning home safe and healthy every day. 
  • Creates an environment in which people are unfailingly treated with respect.
  • Fosters the talent and potential of all employees by enabling them to grow, develop, and make a difference in the organization.
  • Demonstrates that leadership in the areas of environmental performance and community and stakeholder relations is fundamental to the way we plan and manage our business. 
  • Holds self and others accountable for the decisions, commitments, and behaviors required to deliver outstanding results.
  • Uses judgment to manage business complexities, prioritize and balance conflicting demands to make timely decisions that best advance Kinross strategy. 
  • Builds and brings teams and people together to achieve organizational goals.  Models humility by going beyond self-interest for the good of the group.
  • Understands the economic implications of decisions and consistently uses all resources effectively and efficiently to maximize shareholder value.
  • Relentlessly champions, develops and embeds best practices. 


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


Reporting Relationships

• Provides work direction to the maintenance team
• Typically reports into the Maintenance Manager

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: Maintenance, Manufacturing

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