The Gold Bar Mine is located 35 miles northwest of Eureka, NV. The Property has seen historic mining from 1988 to 1994 by Atlas Precious metals Inc. McEwen Mining acquired the property and began active exploration in 2011. The current project consists of an open pit mining operation delivering ore to a crushed heap leach with solution being processed through an ADR plant and refinery.

Job Description

To perform technical activities on a day-to-day basis to ensure that ore control meets short, mid, and long-range mine plans.  Provide real-time updates that allow for accurate reporting and forecasting of minable ore reserves.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Perform pit mapping and geological interpretation to generate timely geologic maps to be used with the ore control assay data and minimize dilution
  • Produce ore polygons for routing to appropriate stockpile
  • Provide and maintain lithology and alteration structure wireframe solids to assist with near mine exploration
  • Coordinate with Senior Geologist, Exploration Team and Resource Modeler to develop near mine drilling programs
  • Provide routing of ore/waste and check on adherence to routing provided
  • Work with Mine Engineering to ensure that refractory ore is segregated, and ensuring only oxidized ore placed on leach pad
  • Provide post-mining polygons at the end of the month
  • Measure and monitor slope stability for mining plan and model development
  • Participate in a weekly Project meeting for general project reviews and update on status
  • Build and maintain sound relationships across the Ore Control Team
  • Support Surveyors by assisting with collecting samples and delivering to the Assay Lab if required
  • Conduct pit inspections prior to the start of work
  • Participate in a weekly Project meeting for general project reviews and update on status


Skills and Abilities

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Level-appropriate problem-solving skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Time management and prioritization skills
  • Planning skills
  • Ability to utilize radio communications and devices


  • Degree in Geology
  • At least 2-5 years of mining geology experience is preferred
  • Experience in ore control, statistical analytical techniques, and using mining software that includes 3D modelling is required
  • Familiarity with complex geology of Carlin-type deposits is required
  • Advanced level knowledge of ore control and related operations
  • Understand workflow and ADR circuit
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite + other computer software and systems relating to this role
  • Knowledge of HSEQ standards and requirements relevant to this area of work and related operations
  • Advanced level knowledge of ore control and related operations

Physical Demands

  • Field work and long-distance transit in natural and uneven terrain
  • Exposure to weather conditions ranging from extreme heat to rain, snow, and high winds at altitude elevations of 6,000 and 9,000 feet above sea level
  • Field work with heavy earth moving equipment, vehicles, and machinery present
  • Walking, bending, reaching, lifting, and moving gear or equipment
  • Lifting occasionally up to 50lbs
  • Required to hear heavy- and light-duty equipment traffic signals
  • Some chemical exposure in sampling processes
  • PPE required


Here at McEwen Mining Inc. our employees are what keep our business going. Part of how we keep our employees going are by offering some of the best benefits in the industry. Some of them are outlined below:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Life Insurance
  • PTO

We are an equal opportunity employer.
Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.