Mine Geologist

Job ID
Job Category
Mine Operations - Open Pit
Job Type
Job Location 1 : Location
CA-NU-Mary River

Mission for this Position

About Us


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.


Reporting to the Technical Services Superintendent and under guidance from the Senior Geologist, the mine geologist ensures all geological services are provided in a timely fashion.


The position is site based and will be on 3 weeks on / 3 weeks off rotation.


Main Accountabilities

  • Ensuring work procedures are followed and safety standards are adhered to (risk assessment, incident reporting & investigating, policy & procedures review, MOC, etc.).
  • 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.
  • Provide geological information (ore blocks, lithological contacts, structural features, etc.) as required to the technical services team.
  • Maintain samples & geological databases and conduct QAQC on all aspects of the Quality Management System
  • Coach loading units operators on material identification, dilution and recovery.
  • Conduct site tours to ensure the correct material is sent to the correct destination.

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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