Geologist (fixed term)

Job ID
Job Category
Job Type
Fixed Term Contract
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 Project Geologist, the Contract Geologist works closely with other Geologists, Field Assistants and consultants to conduct geologic investigations and sampling programs. This role will also will provide support to the rest of the Exploration group as needed in the field. This role requires work outdoors, potentially in inclement weather conditions, up to 75% of the time. The job can be physically demanding and it requires walking long distances, lifting of objects up to 50 pounds and helicopter travel. This role will be offered as a fixed term. This is a site base role on a 3 week in and 3 week out rotation.


Main Accountabilities

  • Adhering to Baffinland’s Standard Operating Procedures, log drill core and prepare it for splitting and sampling for eventual shipment to off-site analytical laboratories.
  • Adhering to Baffinland’s Standard Operating Procedures, conduct prospecting and/or mapping traverses, sample collection and processing for eventual shipment off-site to analytical laboratories.
  • Aid the Exploration team in the processing of core by assisting with the movement of core boxes through the workflow of logging, splitting, sampling, shipping of samples and storage of core.
  • This list is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required.

Main Qualifications

Currently enrolled or a recent graduate of a Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences, Geology or related field
• Fire Arms Certificate (FAC) or Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) is an asset

• Minimum one field school or seasonal exploration contract preferred

•Ability to actively participate in a team, encourage co-operation, and be aware of the needs of others. Ability to share information and support other team members, and prioritise team goals over individual goals
•Ability to lift and carry ~30 kg of boxed core


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