Mine Geologist

McEwen Mining


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

To apply for this job email your details to jjakobiak@mcewenmining.com