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Plant Elec/ Inst Technician - Elko, Nevada

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Electrician Jobs, Instrument 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 Summary

Safely and effectively performs preventive maintenance, installation, and troubleshooting of power distribution centers, switchgear, motors and controls, process controls and instrumentation. Must be willing to work shifts, overtime, and callouts. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Receives wiring diagrams, drawings, specifications, and instructions, either verbally or in writing, concerning emergency and schedules repair, installation, and inspection work to be performed.
  • Services electronic equipment by checking, testing, and replacing faulty components.
  • Performs plant-wide instrumentation and electrical maintenance.
  • Maintains and installs communication cables, power distribution cables and wire.
  • Use machines and hand tools common to the trade.
  • Informs supervisor and affected personal of potentially dangerous electrical equipment and corrective actions taken.
  • Maintains company-required performance and maintenance records in JDE.
  • Punctuality and regular attendance is required.
  • Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the state.
  • Work without risk of harm to self and others.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications & Skills Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Employee must have sufficient education to read and write instructions, perform mathematical calculations, and keep records.
  • Completion of an approved certified electronics, electrical and/or instrumentation program or minimum of two (2) years of experience or a combination of education and experience in industrial electrical and/or instrumentation repair and maintenance preferred.
  • Strong technical knowledge of instrumentation.
  • Must have solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment or alone.
  • Must be available for shift work, overtime, holidays, and weekends.
  • Progression through wage scale is contingent upon satisfactory completion of attached checklists

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

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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