The Mining Recruitment Group is currently accepting applications for our Client that has an immediate need for a Chief Geologist for its past producing gold mine in Alaska. The mine has been re-opened for diamond drilling and eventual production, anticipated for spring 2011.
The site has a functional ~200 tpd mill with gravity and flotation circuits. The deposit is a quartz monzonite skarn hosted in limestone with complex geology.
This position will report to the Mine Manager. The Chief Geologist will manage a staff of four to five geologists plus two to three support staff. Duties will be to manage an underground ore-definition program, consisting of drilling, face mapping, sampling and “ground truthing” of a resource model. He or she will also assist mine planning personnel with the preparation of a mine plan and production forecast, and assist in technical support for a test mining program.
The Ideal candidate will be a registered professional geologist with at least ten years of experience in resource estimation and underground mining operations, competence in geological modeling planning software (Gemcom and/or Vulcan are preferred), experience with skarn deposits and small scale mining situations with nuggety gold.
This is a site-based position with an excellent permanent camp and facilities. An extended rotational schedule of work at site is required, working 12 hour shifts. Occasional travel to the head office in Vancouver will also be required. A competitive salary is available to the right candidate. This applicant must have a legal right to work in the USA or be eligible for a TN visa.
Please note, that due to the number of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.