Exploration Geologist

  • Zinc Mining
  • Tennessee (Relocation Assistance Available)
  • $100,000 to $110,000 (+ 20% Bonus)
  • JOB-2249 ECO

Qualified and experienced Exploration Geologist required to support district-wide activities on our client’s established Tennessee zinc mining leases.

The Position:

The appointed Exploration Geologist will assume responsibility for:

  • Overseeing underground and surface drilling at and around mine sites
  • Visiting drill sites to log and determine termination depths and to retrieve core
  • Reviewing and interpreting geologic data obtained from underground and surface drilling, uploading this to geological database
  • Generating sectional and level plan interpretation using all geologic data in a 3-D modeling software
  • Assisting with site reclamation efforts at drill sites as needed
  • QA & QC of geologic data and samples
  • Providing technical and personal support to trainee/student geologists
  • Assisting in maintaining underground and surface drill hole database
  • Creating isopach and structural contour maps using Surfer software
  • Generating exploration targets from 2D contour maps as well as 3D paleo structure surfaces in Mine Sight
  • Assisting in the development of district wide 3D block model to locate geologic and structural trends for exploration and long-term planning purposes
  • Assisting with geostatistical resource estimation techniques and block modelling
  • Logging diamond drill core or rock chips for geologic, structural and geotechnical data
  • Demonstrating effective performance in achieving agreed SHEC goals to support department, site and company standards
  • Leading SHEC through personal behaviors and conversations
  • Taking responsibility for the safety of all personnel

The Candidate:

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • A minimum BSc qualification in geology
  • At least three years’ surface/subsurface mineral exploration experience
  • Experience in geological modelling software packages, preferably Mine Sight
  • Exposure to geostatistical resource estimation techniques and block modelling
  • Knowledge of a broad range of drilling techniques
  • Good practical understanding of mineral deposits and exploration
  • Ability to contribute to and work effectively in a group
  • Good time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong communication and leadership skills

The Company:

A global multi-metals business, our client has earned a market-leading position in zinc and lead as well as advancing market share in other base and precious metals. With mining and smelting operations in Europe, the Americas and Australia, the company employs over 4,000 people and has been, for the past three years, majority owned by a market leader in the global commodities industry, providing a stable platform for continued long term growth.