Description 

The Gold Bar Mine is located 35 miles northwest of Eureka, Nevada. The property has seen historic mining from 1988 to 1994 by Atlas Precious Metals Inc. McEwen Mining Inc. 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.

PROJECT EXPLORATION GEOLOGIST

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILIES

CORE PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION:

Play a lead role in surface exploration activities at the Gold Bar and Tonkin properties located in central Nevada. 

KEY PERFORMANCE AREA

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

1    PEOPLE

•          Communicates with and coordinates contract drill personnel.

•          Collaborate as a team with other exploration and technical services personnel.

•          Communicates with site and corporate senior management.

•          Provides guidance and feedback to other technical team members as requested.  

•          May be assigned supervisory duties for new or less experienced team members. Performs required training per identified skills requirements.

 

•   Understands all KPIs

•   Frequent interface with assigned contractors

 

2    GEOLOGIC SKILL SETS

Operational Planning

•          Provides input into the current exploration projects and timelines.  

•          Participate collaboratively in planning meetings, exploration forecasts and reviews of current or planned work.

•          May provide operational input into annual exploration budget.

•          Uses processes and systems that enable the team to reach objectives.

 

Operational / Technical Execution:

•          Highly skilled in management of exploration processes and applications

•          Strong field skill and mapping ability in complex geologic terrains

•          Fundamental understanding of geochemistry and geophysical methods with ability to design programs and interpret results.

•          Advanced knowledge of various drilling methods to be able to design and execute drill programs and interpret results.

 

Geologic Modelling

•          Identify operational opportunities for growth and development.

•          Computer literate in ArcGIS and modelling software, preferably Leapfrog Geo

•          Completes deposit scale geologic models.

•          Maintain and update geologic models.

•          Liaise with Senior Resource Geologist to apply sound geologic interpretations to create resource models.

•          Advanced knowledge of QA and QC protocols and ensure quality standards/goals are met.

 

Administration and Controls

•          Take part in general daily staff/management and weekly safety meetings.

•          Carry out routine administration and reporting.

 

•   Accuracy of information

•   Deadlines met

3    HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT

•         Actively support Health and Safety Management systems and regulatory compliance

•          Communicate and adhere to safety-related best practices.

•         Ensure that contractors/ and or vendors adhere to safety related practices and procedures.

•         Adhere to Environmental requirements.

•         Communicate any safety issues to appropriate parties  

•   Regulatory compliance

•   Compliance with Health and Safety best practices

 

CROSS FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

•         Health and Safety personnel ensures contractors are compliant with all safety standards.

•         Exploration team: updating geological maps, geologic models, liaise with database team to ensure integrity of input data.

•         QA/QC: protocols, reports, data

•         Works closely with Environmental personnel.

 

DISCRETIONARY WORK (NON-CORE)

•         Identify operational opportunities for growth and development

DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY:

•         Authorizations based on sign off DOA level of approvals.

 

 

JOB AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

•     Bachelor’s Degree in Geology

•     Master’s degree preferred.

•     7 – 10 Years of experience as a geologist, preferably within both mine and exploration environments

•     Proven leadership and coaching skills

•      Strong familiarity with complex geology of Carlin-type deposits

•     ArcGIS and modelling software, preferably Leapfrog Geo

STATUTORY/LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

•     Valid driver’s licence

•     Operates company vehicles in a variety of conditions

WORKING CONDITIONS

•     Field work and long-distance transit in natural and uneven terrain

•     Exposure to weather conditions ranging from extreme heat, rain, snow, and high winds at elevations of 6,000 feet or higher.

•     Field work around heavy earth moving, drills, equipment, vehicles, and machinery present.

•     Walking, bending, reaching, lifting, and moving work items.

•     Lifting occasionally up to 50lbs

•     Required to hear heavy- and light-duty equipment traffic signals.

•     PPE required

KNOWLEDGE

•     Advanced level knowledge of geological operations

•     Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite + computer software and systems relating to this role.

•     Knowledge of HSEQ standards and requirements relevant to this area of work

•     Knowledge of company policy and procedures

SKILLS

•     Interpersonal skills

•     Communication skills

•     Leadership skills

•     Management skills

•     Coaching skills

•     Level-appropriate problem-solving skills

•     Report writing skills

•     Effective meeting skills

•     Analyse and interpret data.

•     Time management and prioritization skills

•     Planning skills

•     Business acumen

•     Strategic thinking

•     Ability to utilise radio communications and devices

BEHAVIOURAL / ATTRIBUTES

•     Demonstrate a positive business acumen.

•     Ability to work under minimal supervision.

•     Flexibility to adapt to and lead change

•     Able to effectively manage multiple / changing priorities.

•     Ability to work within a team-based environment

Benefits/Culture

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.