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Chief Geologist

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Geosciences Jobs
Geologist Jobs
Panama All
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First Quantum Minerals
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We are currently searching for highly experienced open pit hard rock mining people to permanently join our multinational team at our Greenfields operation in Panama, Central America.

Responsibilities include:

* Demonstration of a "safety first" focus by acting as a role model to staff.
* Management and leadership of staff, their work, time and efficiencies.
* Oversight and continuous improvement of ore control process, production and reconciliation functions.
* Preparation and management of relevant operating, contractual (drilling, sample analysis) and capital budgets.
* Management and control of the quality and standard of consistent and secure database data.
* Comprehensive input into strategic and short term mine planning with alignment to relevant geology and Mineral Resource optimizations.
* Develop, implement and monitor processes for quantifying mineralization properties, including deleterious elements, mineralogical associations and their distribution in order to support mine production scheduling and more efficient metal recovery.
* Supervision of near mine Mineral Resource development, including all drilling programs, geological mapping, geochemical and geophysical surveys, where required.
* Geology modelling, grade estimation and coordination of associated activities of key inputs into annual resource estimates for sign-off and public disclosure in accordance with the CIM Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves - definitions and guidelines as well as the Rules and Policies of the National Instrument NI43-101.
* Undertake month end reporting on block model reconciliation, stockpile balances and ore.
* Train, mentor and develop technical staff.

The appointee will have:

* Minimum 10 years' appropriate experience including at least 5 years in a senior production role preferably in porphyry copper deposit
* A recognized geoscience tertiary qualification.
* Membership of a Recognized Overseas Professional Organization (ROPO).
* Well-entrenched safety and quality principles.
* Proven technical and managerial abilities relevant to mine production including:
o Practical experience in field ore control management and pit mapping.
o Interacting with staff and contractors to ensure production goals are achieved.
o Formulating operating plans and associated budgets.
* A high level of scientific and analytical ability.
* Proven high levels of integrity and a reputation for the same.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Familiarity with resource modeling, QAQC protocols, database management and relevant production software (Datamine, Datashed, Centric Mining System, SURPAC or other mining software as appropriate).
* The candidate will be self-motivated, ambitious and resilient with a history of successful team leadership and achieving company goals.

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