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Chief Mine Geologist - International expat FIFO in Toronto, ON at Design Group Staffing

Date Posted: 3/11/2018

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Job Description

Chief Mine Geologist – International expat FIFO

Rotation – 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off (West Africa)

Client – An international Mining company with multiple operations around the world.

Reports to – Mining Manager

Role Summary
The position is responsible for running the long-term and the day to day aspects of the mine geology section within the Mine Department of a producing gold mine. Ensuring the geology section meets the needs of an expanding operation while maintaining an international standard of practice and high level of internal communications. The position manages the team of geologists, junior geologists, ore spotters and samplers.

The ideal candidate will have experience working on operating, open pit gold mines and must have solid experience in geo modeling and grade control. French would be an asset but not essential for this position

Duties and Responsibilities
• Long-term planning to ensure the section meets the needs of the Mine Plan;
• Optimize the extraction of mineralized zones and minimize dilution;
• Design a grade control drilling program and ensure adequate drilling coverage;
• Ensure representative sample;
• Liaise with Assay laboratories to ensure compliance to standards through QAQC;
• Manage the production of grade control estimates;
• Manage production activities in the pit to optimize extraction and realize resource potential;
• Maintain the site geological model and a database of up-to-date geological observations;
• Liaise with Load and Haul on a daily basis to ensure minimal ore loss and dilution;
• Assist in design of open pit mine development;
• Assure safe working practices and environment, and cooperate with other departments in safety programs;
• Prepare clearly written monthly reports and other documentation, as required;
• Perform mine-mill reconciliations;
• Assist in mine planning activities for both short-term and long-term;
• Ensure that geological considerations are incorporated in short-term and long-term planning;
• Train and mentor geologists and junior geologists;
• Report to Corporate to ensure compliance with company standards;
• Liaise with Corporate Resource Department for new reserve and resource estimates;
• Maintain constructive and effective working relationships with employees, contractors, and consultants; and
• Perform other duties as required in support of Company objectives.

Competencies and Requirements
• BSc Degree with post graduate qualification in Geology, Geologic Engineering or equivalent;
• Minimum 15 years’ experience, at least 10 years exposure to mining and 5 years at a supervisory level;
• Minimum of 7 years’ experience at producing gold mines, preferably using RC drilling grace control;
• Proficient in geostatistics, 3D orebody modelling;
• Proficient with Microsoft office products and at least one mining software package, preferably Surpac;
• Experience with workplace safety programs; and
• Possession of Code B drivers’ license.

Interested applicants should send their resumes and cover letter in MS Word format to quoting “Chief Mine Geologist - International expat FIFO’ in the subject line.  

Design Group thanks all candidates for their interest in this opportunity.  Due to the volume of resumes we receive we may only be able to respond directly to those candidates being selected for an interview. 

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request during the recruitment, assessment, selection and placement process.