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Senior Production Geologist

Senior Production Geologist

ID 
2018-1484
# of Openings 
1
Posted Date 
5/2/2018
Job Locations 
CA-Nunavut-
Post End Date 
5/26/2018

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Overview

TMAC Resources is looking to hire a Senior Production Geologist who will lead the Production Geology team on site, providing governance, supervision and when required collection and interpretation of pertinent geological information underground, required for grade control and reconciliation (including direction calls, grade estimation and chip/muck sampling). The position is responsible for the support and development of the Production Geology Department and staff to ensure departmental goals are achieved in a safe, professional, quality and timely manner.

 

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

Responsibilities

  • The Senior Production Geologist is required to provide safety leadership for the geology department and site wide, performing and demanding the highest level of health, safety and environmental stewardship. 
  • Responsible for the management and maintenance of the production block model; providing dynamic block model updates in real time as infill drilling results and sill development chip samples are integrated into the database.
  • Participate with Operations and engineering staff in mine planning; providing grade estimation for mine planning, stockpile management, and keeping the geological database current with interpretation and sample collection for the most current estimates.
  • Governance over the Collection, documentation and assessment of geological data following industry best practises, and maintaining the QA/QC protocols of NI43-101.
  • Supervise and coordinate Production Geology activities at site; assist with the development and management of all geology personnel.
  • Plan, design and 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 modelling and estimation.
  • Assist in the update and enhancement of geological information to correlate metallurgical performance of ore within existing and planned process.
  • Assist in the development and management of exploration, delineation and definition drilling programs and/or other contract work as necessary.
  • Promote a team environment, with excellent communications between all geology staff, project, engineering and operations personnel.
  • Participate in mine strategy sessions and, where applicable, in the preparation of required training programs.
  • Demonstrate awareness and commitment to health, community and environmental protection and take action to ensure that unsafe practices or non-compliant behaviours do not occur.
  • Inform, involve and engage key internal and external stakeholders appropriately; develop and maintain 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 a minimum 5 years of experience in Mining (Production Geology), preferably in underground Archean lode gold deposits, and 1-3 years of supervision experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced comprehension of resource estimation, geostatistics understanding, and previous experience with block model interpolation and classification using 3D mining software.
  • Professional accreditation, PGeo or equivalent in relevant jurisdiction.
  • Intermediate to advanced level skills in relevant mining software programs, preferably Leapfrog, Datamine and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Strong leader with excellent communication skills and ability to organize, coach and mentor staff.
  • 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.
  • Passionate about best practices and improvement; desirable previous work with continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Hands-on, self-sufficient and demonstrates a positive, can-do attitude.