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Welder - Elko, Nevada

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Plant Mining Jobs, Welder Jobs, Workshop 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

Perform structural welding repairs to mining equipment such as repairing cracked or broken metal objects, building up metal parts and pipe welding. 

Job Responsibilities

  1.  Receives instructions, prints, and work orders for the job.  Plans details of working procedure and tools/materials requirements.
  2. Fabricates equipment by cutting, burning, and welding various materials utilizing acetylene, oxyacetylene, and plasma ARC welding techniques.
  3. Cleans and prepares surfaces to be welded in addition to set up and assembly.
  4. Utilizes burning equipment to dismantle assemblies and to cut material to size and shape.
  5. Performs field welding as needed.
  6. Dismantle or cut up obsolete machinery, setting aside parts for scrap dealer when needed.
  7. Stays familiar with and utilizes all proper safety equipment.
  8. Punctuality and regular attendance is required.
  9. Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
  10. Compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality, and environmental policies.
  11. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the state.
  12. Work safely in all areas and identify potential safety hazards and work with management to correct them.
  13. Work without significant risk of harm to self and others.
  14. Perform other duties as required.



  1. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Employee must possess the ability to read and write instructions, perform simple mathematical calculations, and keep records.
  2. Three years of welding experience on mining or construction heavy equipment preferred.
  3. Should have knowledge of steal codes and classes of steel.
  4. Must have a strong understanding of welding rod/wire and the tensile strength associated with each.
  5. Welding certification preferred.
  6. Must have own hand tools up to ¾” drive to perform necessary maintenance.
  7. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  8. Ability to read and understand repair manuals and diagrams.
  9. Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  10. Must be available for shift work, overtime, holidays and weekends. 

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

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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