• Mine Geologist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/4/2018 5:33 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Category
    Mine Operations - Open Pit
  • 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 of Nunavut on Baffin Island; one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations.


    We are a unique company with a strong management who have amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects through all phases of Inuit consultation, permitting, construction and 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.



    Mine Geologist - Field


    Currently Baffinland Iron Mines is looking for a Mine Geologist to join their team on the Mary River Project. We are seeking a dynamic individual who will be responsible to plan, administer and coordinate Geologic resources to meet the objectives of the mine as well as external reporting requirements on resources/reserves. 


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

    Main Accountabilities

    • Collect, document and assess geological data within the mine, ensuring that all geological features in the mine are observed and recorded.
    • Ensure effective grade control in the mine; optimum ore recovery with minimal dilution by directing and monitoring of ore and rock according to the mining plan and cut-off grades.
    • Calculate and document daily grade and dilution rate for the mine, including computer generation of various reports for production and technical supervisors.
    • Provide assistance to operating and engineering staff in mine planning; indicating ore outlines, lithological contacts and structural features on plans and sections.
    • Oversee specialized projects requiring the application of geological knowledge.
    • Audit and analyze systems within the area of accountability to:
    • Achieve Zero Harm to employees, the business, the environment and the community.
    • Achieve/exceed production quality and quantity targets while maximizing economic resource recovery;
    • Achieve total product and unit cost, and capital expenditure targets.
    • Ensure safe behaviors' are exhibited by all team members. Coach member on consistently assessing and reducing risk and take corrective action when necessary to address noncompliance.
    • Meet objectives and comply with; safety plans, incident reporting process, policy/procedure reviews, MOC process, etc.
    • Support development of the Life of Mine production plan.  Ensure preparation of scheduled production forecasts.
    • Create, and maintain geologic models of the ore reservers
    • Develop innovative opportunities to improve the efficiency of operations.
    • Ensure the technical group is delivering the desired service to the operation 
    • Expand the capability of the area of accountability, to achieve continuous improvement, while balancing the allocation of resources, meeting quantity and quality output requirements for the internal and/or external “Customers”.
    • Mentor and provide performance feedback to team members.   Coach and counsel employees on the standards of behaviour, and take corrective actions as required including discipline.
    • Work collaboratively to assemble MRMR document consistent with NI 43-101 and SEC regulations.
    • Develop and recommend mining plans and ground support systems
    • Contributes to the implementation of new systems/processes and provides guidance, auditing, mentoring, and analysis support to the management team.  
    • Support development of the department's annual execution plan and develops area specific, goals and objectives.
    • Environmental/Physical Demands: 

                        Work in extreme low temperatures down to minus 40 Celsius.
                        Physically able to use all standard hand tools and lifting up to 25 kg.
                       Operation of equipment for 12 hour long daily shifts for a two week period

    Main Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Geology or Geological Engineering
    • Professional Geologist registered in Nunavut (or with the capability to register)
    • 4 years of geological experience with at least 2 years in a field role
    • Arctic experience would be beneficial
    • Experience working with aboriginal people and communities would be an asset.
    • Experience working in remote mining camps.



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