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Production Geologist

Production Geologist

ID 
2018-1475
# of Openings 
1
Posted Date 
4/12/2018
Job Locations 
CA-Nunavut-
Post End Date 
5/5/2018

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Overview

TMAC Resources is looking to hire a Production Geologist will be responsible for daily mine geology-related tasks including collecting, documenting and assessing all geological data within the mine and providing support in production geology (including direction calls, grade estimation and sampling) leading to optimized extraction of mineable reserves, planning drill programs, core logging and geological interpretation are also required. The position also ensures departmental goals are achieved in a safe, professional, quality and timely manner.

 

This position will report to the Chief Mine Geologist. The position is located at the Hope Bay Project site in Nunavut, Canada and will require regular rotational travel to and from the site (3 weeks in / 3 weeks out).

Responsibilities

  • Participates with operating and engineering staff in mine planning; presents all necessary plans and sections illustrating all pertinent features; analyses and discusses workplace information required for short and long-term planning.
  • Collects, documents and assesses geological data; independently observes and records geological features of all underground openings; logs drill core from definition and exploration programs. Analyses and interprets.
  • Conducts independent underground geological mapping and ensures effective grade control on underground beat.
  • Maintains adequate geological maps, sections and other records, such as production tracking; assists in overall database organization.
  • Assists in all phases of underground drilling programs, including planning, monitoring, logging, sampling and interpreting in 2D and 3D. Logging drill core unless arrangement made with senior geologists. 
  • Assists and works with the mine engineering department and underground crews to ensure effective and efficient mining.
  • Provides short term grade estimations and assists in mineral resource modeling and estimation.
  • Assists the Senior Production Geologist in carrying out departmental work.
  • Assists to continuously improve geology processes and systems, ensuring daily grade monitoring and control (minimizing dilution), the efficient collection of key geological information for optimized ore extraction and the upgrading and improving of resource modeling and estimation.
  • Assists in the update and enhancement of geological information to correlate metallurgical performance of ore within existing and planned process.
  • Assists in search for new ore: analyses all available geological data to determine or potential; recommends plans and monitors definition/exploration drill programs.
  • Provides geological support and services to other key stakeholders’ processes, as required.
  • Works well with minimal supervision and, in a team environment with excellent communications between all personnel.
  • 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.
  • Informs, involves and engages key internal and external stakeholders appropriately; develops and maintains positive relationships and represent TMAC positively in the community.
  • Other such duties as may be required.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a B.Sc. in Geology with 3 or more years of mining experience.
  • Strong computer skills in relevant software (Deswik and Datamine ideally) and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication skills, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong experience in underground gold mines and ideally, experienced in large size mine projects and/or fly in mining camps.
  • Works well under pressure and time sensitive situations.
  • Excellent team player who can work with minimal supervision.
  • Passionate about best practices and improvement; desirable previous work with continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Fast learner with the ability to organize and work under pressure and time sensitive situations.
  • Must be willing to work in northern Canada on rotation.
  • Hands-on, self-sufficient and demonstrates a positive, can-do attitude.