Job Summary - Pit Geologist
Entry level position reporting to the Chief Mine Geologist. Works to ensure mine plans and short and long-term production forecasts are met. The Pit Geologist will ensure economic recovery and processing of minable ore reserves are in accordance with the mine plans and provides real-time updates.


• Complies with all MSHA and company policies and procedures. Ensures work is completed in a safe manner and reports safety hazards as soon as they are known.

• Creates geological maps in identification of ore grade control and procedures. Reads, interprets and assists in the design of ore models

• Makes observations of and reports on lithology, structure, alteration and characterization of oxide and sulfide ore zones

• Engages with short and long-term mine planning Interprets geology to generate timely geologic maps to be used with ore control assay data and performs pit mapping

• Utilizes basic to advanced statistical software tools and mining software to evaluate data sets including blast hole and development drill hole assays

• Determines actual mined production versus resource model reconciliation for ore tons/grade

• Adjusts, as reviews and analysis dictates, the blast hole sampling methods and techniques

• As required, assists in ore control pin flagging and blast hole sample pickup

• Optimize grade controls and minimizes dilution

• Monitors operations and reviews to ensure correct movement of ore/waste to proper stockpiles/dumps

• Monitor slope stability for mining plan and model development through identification, inspection and measuring

• Perform inspections, calibrations and sampling

• Maintains accurate detailed records and archives, document control


• Bachelor’s degree in Geology,. Preferred experience in ore control, logging of blast hole cuttings and geologic mapping

• Familiarity with complex geology of volcanic hosted ore deposits

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

• Effective oral and written communications skills

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs unassisted

Work Conditions

• Ability to work rotating day and, on occasion, night shifts may be required

• Ability to work overtime as required

• Ability to work in all weather conditions and in natural/uneven terrain; walking, bending, reaching, lifting and moving gear or equipment

• Personal protective equipment is required when performing this work (safety shoes, hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, respirator, etc as needed)