Field Assistant (Fixed Term)

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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 Field Assistant works closely with other Field Assistants, Geologists 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. Candidates who self-identify as Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement will be given priority.


Main Accountabilities

  • Adhering to Baffinland’s standard operating procedures, and following the sampling guidelines laid out by the logging geologists, split, sample and pack drill core for shipment to an off-site analytical laboratory for further analysis.
  • 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.
  • Assist the Geologists on prospecting and mapping traverses with the collection and transport of sample material for eventual shipment to analytical laboratories
  • Assist Exploration personnel with the preparation of sample shipments to off-site analytical laboratories.

This list is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required.

Main Qualifications

  • High school diploma is an asset
  • Fire Arms Certificate (FAC) or Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) is an asset
  • Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit knowledge and on the land experience is an asset
  • Ability to lift and carry ~30 kg of boxed core
  • Experience working in the outdoors on rough terrain is an asset
  • Some previous experience in core cutting is an asset


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