• Senior Geologist

    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/10/2018 10:52 AM)
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    Mine Operations - Open Pit
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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.


        We are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.


        Job Title: SENIOR GEOLOGIST


        Job Introduction:

     Baffinland is currently seeking a Senior Geologist to join our Mine Operations Department at the Marry River Mine Site.   This individual will be working among the site based technical team providing coordination, planning and leadership of the   production and resource geology services to mine operations. The Senior Geologist will be responsible for assuming a     strategic role in leadership and direction of all geological activities. The role will report to the Superintendent of   Engineering  & Geology.


     This is a permanent position based at site with a 2 week Fly-In, Fly-Out rotation.

    Main Accountabilities

    • Provide leadership and manage the performance of the Geology team
    • Mentor geology team members to help develop the appropriate skills and competencies to productively perform all aspects of their role.
    • Ensuring effective and compliant geology standards.
    • Lead mine geological, resource interpretation and modelling activities
    • Ensure daily ore control, mapping, sampling, QA/QC, and ore dilution controls are in place and comply with operating standard procedures.
    • Meet objectives and comply with; safety plans, incident reporting process, policy/procedure reviews, MOC process, etc.
    • Develop innovative opportunities to improve the efficiency of operations.
    • Provide support to various groups including Mine Operations, Mine Engineering, Port and Environmental.
    • Ensure alignment of Geology goals with the organizational objectives and goals.
    • Contribute to and participate in the development of and maintenance of safe work procedures for Mine Operations in order to achieve an increased level of health, safety and environmental awareness that will promote efforts for an injury free and environmentally responsible workplace.


        Environmental/Physical Demands:

    1. Work in extreme low temperatures down to minus 40 Celsius.
    2. Lifting up to 25 kg.
    3. 12 hour long daily shifts for a two week period.

    Main Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Geology
    • Professional Geologist registered in Nunavut (or with the capability to register).
    • 5-7 years of open pit mining experience with experience in a supervisory role an asset.
    • Experience in Iron Ore will be highly regarded
    • Experience in grade estimation and block modelling
    • Proficient in MineSight or similar mine design software.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Team player and positive attitude.
    • Interested candidates must possess a valid driver’s license.
    • Arctic experience would be beneficial.
    • Experience working in remote mining camps.
    • Experience working with aboriginal people and communities would be an asset


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