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Environmental Field Assistant

Environmental Field Assistant

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TMAC Resources is looking to hire an Environmental Field Assistant who will be expected to provide field support for the compliance monitoring programs as needed, which may entail long days in the field, sometimes in inclement weather at remote work sites. The position involves approximately 70% field work and 30% office work. Training will be provided for all monitoring work, but the ability to work independently without supervision once trained will be required.

This position will report to the Site Environmental Coordinator. The position is fixed term contract located at the Hope Bay Project site in Nunavut, Canada and will require regular rotational travel to and from the site (2 weeks in/ 2 weeks out).


  • Collection of water, effluent or soil/cuttings samples, documenting field observations or readings and/or downloading data from various pieces of equipment in an outdoor setting in accordance with established procedures.
  • Adherence to quality control/quality assurance protocols.
  • Preparation of environmental sampling supplies and calibration of monitoring equipment.
  • Preparation and shipment of time- and temperature-sensitive fragile lab samples.
  • Maintenance of field safety gear and sampling equipment.
  • Conducting and documenting various compliance inspections of site facilities.
  • Data entry and recordkeeping related to environmental monitoring.
  • Ensuring site and field safety procedures are followed during all work.
  • Informs, involves and engages key internal and external stakeholders appropriately; develops and maintains positive relationships and represents TMAC positively in the community.
  • Demonstrates awareness and commitment to health, community and environmental protection and takes action to ensure that unsafe practices or non-compliant behaviours do not occur.
  • Other such duties as may be assigned, including: participating in geology core technician work, waste management, site/spill clean-ups, environmental inspections, accurate data input and records-keeping, and file management.



  • Preference will be given to applicants that have completed minimum 1 year of an Environmental Technical/Technology program, or equivalent technical training.
  • Must have PCOC.
  • Other positive work experience will also be considered.
  • Demonstrates a cooperative spirit and contributes to a positive and supportive working environment.
  • Intermediate level MS Word and Excel is an asset.
  • Small boat operation, firearms handling and experience in the safe use of hand and power tools are assets.
  • Comfortable travelling to remote sites in small aircraft (e.g. helicopter).