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Mine Geologist

Job Field:
Geosciences Jobs
Geologist Jobs, GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Jobs, Mine Geologist Jobs
Africa, Zambia
Zambia All
Contract Type:
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:


* Bachelor's degree plus Honours in geology, mining geology or a closely related field

* Clean valid driver's license (essential)

Core Specific Responsibilities:

* Ore delineation and control - including efforts to minimize dilution, ore loss, misclassification

* All RC grade control planning, execution, supervision, and sampling

* In-pit mapping and 3D interpretation

* Integration and interpretation of all geological and sampling datasets to create 3D geological, structural, geochemical, and geo-metallurgical models

* Best practice material reconciliation and tracking

* Continuous liaison with key stakeholders, including mining operations, process, geotechnical and hydro-geological teams

* To effectively supervise other sampling and geological staff and ensure that they perform their duties safely and according to high standards

* Perform other project work and any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Expected Deliverables from this job:

* Ensure safe and effective running of the daily core geological operational functions - including effective leadership, communication, and reporting

* To pro-actively identify opportunities to add value

* Mentorship and training of other team members

Behavioural Traits:

* Must have a thorough methodical approach to routine tasks and problem solving

* Must be willing to work with and assimilate experience from colleagues from a variety of skills and national backgrounds

* Must have strong team ethic and communication abilities

* Must be willing to do shift work

* Ability to encourage / recognise team performance

* Must be self-motivated

* Ability to work independently

* Must be highly detail-oriented

* Ability to supervise a medium sized team

* Must have a clean criminal record (essential for expatriates)

Operational Requirements:

* Competency in all geological and supervisory aspects to ensure all work is done safely, accurately, and to high standards

* Can facilitate positive communication with all stakeholders to ensure value added continuously to the business

Knowledge and Experience required to perform in this job:

The Mine Geologist will require knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:

* 3-5 years' relevant experience in production geology (preferably in an open pit mine)

* Strong IT skills; familiarity with Datamine highly advantageous. Familiarity with other 3D modelling software and/or CAE OreController advantageous.

* Demonstrable strong verbal and written communications skills

* Understanding of good Health and Safety practices

Closing Date:

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