Geology Database Administrator

Delta Junction, Alaska, United States
Apr 08, 2021
May 08, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Northern Star Resources Limited (ASX: NST) is an Australian ASX 100 gold producer with four Tier-1 world-class projects located in highly prospective and low sovereign risk regions of Australia and North America. Northern Star is the second largest Australian gold producer and among the top 25 gold miners globally. Northern Star continues to invest in building a strong asset base through strategic acquisitions and aggressive exploration to extend the mine lives across its world-class operations and generate earning accretive value for its Shareholders through operational effectiveness

Due to expansion, Northern Star (Pogo) LLC have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a Geology Database Administrator at our world-class Pogo operation in Alaska on a rotational camp schedule.

What do we offer?

  • Vibrant hub of activity on site, with the ability to be part of successful and productive team
  • Permanent position and extended mine-life offering job security.
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses, insurances, 401k and paid leave.
  • Ongoing development opportunities and growth within a company that continuously invest in their people

What's the role?

The Database reports to the Senior Resource Geologist, and the primary role is to maintain, validate and improve geological data management systems. This is a support based role involving troubleshooting problems on-site, systems improvement/development and ad hoc reporting

Duties include:

  • Database input/output to be "Fit for Purpose" - focusing on ease of use, flexible reporting, and integration, that reduces and simplifies the data-capture processes and improves output and productivity.
  • Database requirements of the Company and directives as received through the Geology management team).
  • This position must make on the spot decisions with little consultation to more senior staff which can effect ongoing drilling or modelling activities. These can have an impact on development or longer term planning activities.
  • Maintaining, adapting and developing Company geological databases through regular assessment and consultation.

What are we looking for?

You'll be a highly skilled individual who will display behaviour consistent to our Northern Star Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results, looking to work with the business for the long term and be an integral part in its future growth and development.

The specifics:

  • A qualification in Geology and/or Information Technology from a recognized tertiary institution.
  • Experience and working knowledge of database management systems.
  • A high level of computer literacy with a very good understanding of Microsoft technology including MS Server 2016, Office integrated applications and Windows 10.
  • Solid DataShed experience, Strong T_MS SQL, SSRS, SSMS skills.
  • Experience with a variety of development languages including Perl, VBA and PowerShell.
  • Valid Driver's License required.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must have good comprehension of safe operating procedures, safety rules, policies, emergency procedures, and MSHA requirements.
  • Must pass a post offer physical and drug test, as well as a background check.

The Details:

Working a 15 days on, 13 days off rotating schedule of days and nights, up to 12 hours a day or more at a remote campsite. Extreme conditions, including but not limited to extreme and changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.

Employees are required to stay on site at the company provided camp during the work rotation. Camp facilities provide dining service, games room, exercise & weight room, sauna, and accommodation rooms. Dormitory rooms have a land line phone, great Wi-Fi & cable TV. Cell service is available through Wi-Fi. The Company provides a bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok, Alaska.

Why join us?

When you join our Company, you join the Northern Star Team. You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the team, and where you can develop and grow with our business.

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to the local community in which we operate. We are a proud supporter of the Veterans' Employment Commitment and recognise the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence.

Want to know more about Northern Star? Check out our website here: or follow us on linked in:

Shortlisting for this role will begin immediately.

Candidates living in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Delta and Tok regions will be given first consideration.

Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted.

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