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Grade Control Geologist

Job Field:
Geosciences Jobs
Discipline:
Earth Science Jobs, Engineering Geologist Jobs, Geologist Jobs, Mine Geologist Jobs, Modelling and Software Jobs, Project Geologist Jobs
Minerals:
Gold
Country:
Africa, West Africa
Region:
Africa All, West Africa All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
US$
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
16-Jan-17
Recruiter:
AER International
Job Ref:
JBYR1

My client is a listed gold junior with a producing open pit mine in West Africa, looking to hire a grade control geologist to join them on a FIFO basis.

Reporting to the Geology Manager, the successful candidate will manage all functions in relation to the execution/design of grade control drilling. The role is responsible for the creation of subsequent block models and management of the ore extraction process based on these models, as well as reconciliation. The position also has responsibility for ensuring the grade control pit supervisors and technician’s objectives are achieved in a safe manner, minimising any potential ore loss and dilution.

The successful applicant will have:

• Bachelor’s degree in geology or related discipline
• Minimum of 4 years experience on an operating, open pit gold mine, with at least 1 year focused on production grade control
• Significant experience in drill planning, grade control planning procedures, grade and model reconciliations
• Strong software skills, including Micromine and its application to grade control functionality
• Ideally previous expat experience in Africa
• Fluent written and spoken English

This is a fly-in-fly-out position offered as a 12 month contract with likely extension.

Applications to James Byrne jbyrne@aerinternational.com +44(0)207 264 4926

Closing Date:
13/02/2017

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