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Surveyor - Nevada

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Surveying Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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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 direction of a Survey Lead Person or Chief Surveyor, this person performs entry-level mine surveying tasks while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Manages, on a limited basis, the following survey areas:
    1. Shot pattern layout
    2. Ore control layout and dig plans
    3. The mine coordinate system
    4. BMs GPS system
    5. Conventional total stations
    6. Conventional and laser levels
  2. Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
  3. Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct.
  4. Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
  5. Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
  6. Works without risk or harm to self and others.
  7. Punctuality and regular attendance required.
  8. Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor.
  9. Most importantly of all, works safely in a mining atmosphere.

Education and Experience

  1. Must have strong mathematical skills and a working knowledge of basic trigonometry and geometry. 
  2. Must have the ability to keep and maintain accurate records, a computer background is helpful. 
  3. This position requires extensive time in the production areas in all weather conditions. 
  4. Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry 50 lbs. over blasted muck for several hours at a time. 
  5. Must be willing to work overtime and weekends. 
  6. This person should be a self-starter and able to work with minimum supervision.
  7. 1+ years’ experience using Trimble GNSS, Robotic Total station and Trimble Access would be beneficial. 
  8. Responsible to manage Kinross Environmental Health and Safety Management system in his/her areas of responsibility.
  9. Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills.
  10. General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and maintenance operations.
  11. Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  12. Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  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.

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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