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Environmental Specialist - Elko Nevada

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 successful candidate will work as part of a team to provide environmental services at a gold mining operation in Nevada.  Under the direction of the Environmental Superintendent, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for implementing and maintaining compliance with all of the 30 plus internal Environmental standards and policies, as well as providing training to site personnel on environmental compliance.  The successful candidate must ensure that company activities are conducted in accordance with company policies, as well as, local, state and federal environmental regulations and permits.  The successful candidate must be able to conduct all activities in a safe manner and align performance and daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct all activities safely in accordance with Kinross’ safety policies.
  • Ensure compliance is maintained with regards to environmental permits, licenses and regulations.
  • Successfully implement company Environmental policies and standards to the entire mining operation
  • Develop and maintain rapport with other departments to foster a working relationship that helps ensure the success of the operation.
  • Provide training to other departments on environmental topics
  • Perform other functions as assigned. 

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills - Required
  • Able to work as part of a team in cooperation with other departments - Required
  • Able to work independently to manage workload and prioritize tasks  - Required
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills - Required
  • Experienced and skilled at using Microsoft Office programs - Required
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in environmental programs – Strongly Preferred
  • Working knowledge of Federal and Nevada Environmental Regulations – Preferred
  • Experience working with an Environmental Management System - Preferred
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental science or engineering - Preferred
  • Experience using GIS software - Preferred
  • Preference may be also given to working experience at an open pit gold mine.
  • Must be at least 18 years old and authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Must have a 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

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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