Project Geologist - One Year Contract

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Mission for this Position

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River property. Located in the Qikiqtani Region on Baffin Island, Nunavut, it’s one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations and we are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company. 

We are a unique company with a strong management team. Our leadership team has amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects from community consultation and permitting, through to operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.


Baffinland is currently looking for a Project Geoligist - One Year Maternity Leave contract.



  • Field exploration; prospecting, geological mapping, geochemical surveys, geophysical surveys focused on discovery and expansion of potentially economic mineralization zones and subsequent definition of resources and reserves in support of mineral development.
  • Collection of relevant data, collation into database for the creation of information and knowledge to support mineral exploration activities.
  • Management and co-ordination of seasonal field teams to meet program objectives

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Main Accountabilities

  • Main Area of Focus:

    • Field Exploration (prospecting, geological mapping, geochemical surveys)
    • Assist with planning and management of the drill, mapping, and reconnaissance traverse programs.
    • Database management and creation of maps, sections and plans for detailed interpretation of data and reporting requirements.
    • Assist with assessment and technical reporting.

    Mary River Site: Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Regional and property scale geological mapping.
    • Reconnaissance traversing, including prospecting and sampling of mineral occurrences.
    • Geochemical surveying (including use of portable XRF)
    • Assist with management and execution of drill programs.
    • Logging and sampling of drill holes.

    Corporate Office: Job Task and Responsibilities:

    • Management and updating of the Exploration and Drill databases.
    • Processing and interpretation of field sampling, mapping, and drill results.
    • Production and updating of geological maps and related figures, and cross-sections through use of various software packages used by the company (Surpac, Geosoft, MapInfo, etc.).
    • Assist with planning of future Exploration field programs
    • Assist with preparation of Assessment and Technical reports.
    • Assist with preparation of presentations at Exploration and Mining conferences.

Main Qualifications

  • Must have completed a degree in Geology / Earth Sciences from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Must be physically fit to perform field work over rough terrain in remote areas.
  • Strong ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral, cross-cultural.
  • At least 3 – 5 years previous exploration field experience is required.
  • Hold or be able to attain a valid standard First Aid + CPR certificate.
  • Hold or be able to obtain a valid site driver’s license.
  • Registration as a Professional Geologist (PGeo) is an asset.
  • Firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) is an asset


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